21 February, 2010
Sales At The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show up by 100%
Almost 30,000 people visited The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show during the four day event at the SECC, Glasgow (4 – 7 February). Over 150 companies showcased the latest caravans, motor caravans and holiday homes as well as outdoor leisure accessories, camping equipment and small boats. Many exhibitors reported record sales, including Kirkcaldy Caravans with sales up 100% on 2009 figures.
Kirkcaldy Caravan's Managing Director Malcolm Sempey commented "We have had a very successful show. This is our third year at the SECC and sales have increased steadily each year which is very promising for the business going forward". He added " This show give a clear indication that many people are ditching the euro based holidays and returning to lifestyle holidays at home. With new touring caravan demand increasing we are now seeing product availability pushing out on many models past the Easter holidays."
Steve Blakeley, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Penine Group said: "Following a great deal of deliberation, we decided to exhibit at the show. The show exceeded all of our expectations in terms of sales figures, attendance and public reaction to our new range of acrylic Convertible Caravans. Our best selling models on the stand were the Crusader and Countryman acrylic models and we look forward to meeting our customers at the show again next year."
Microlodge who offer camping shelters for glamping – glamorous camping - made their show debut and were delighted with orders which will keep them busy for the foreseeable future.
Jamie Taylor, Show Organiser said "The show was a great success and busy throughout the four days. Every exhibitor I have spoken to has expressed delight at the results. We are already starting work on the 2011 show which will run from 3 – 6 February - information available at www.caravanshowscotland.comTags:Caravan Shows