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8 March, 2011

New NCC Motorhome, Caravan & Camping Show Gathers Momentum

Space is selling out fast for the newly launched Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show, which will take place 14-19 February 2012 at ExCeL, London. With low stand rates, more than 67% of the floor plan has already been reserved by exhibitors.  As a demonstration of confidence, NCC Events has signed a two-year contractual commitment to ExCeL on behalf of the industry.

NCC Events has been formed as a wholly owned subsidiary of the NCC and has received the support of all the major UK Caravan and Motorhome manufacturers. The industry now plans to run two shows a year with a major show at the NEC, Birmingham in October (11-16 October 2011) and a new regional show at ExCeL, London in February.


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16 February, 2011

The February 2012 “NCC Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show”

image The February 2012 "NCC Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show"

The UK caravan industry is launching its own February show, The NCC Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show, 14-19 February 2012 at the prestigious ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London.  This exciting location will allow the industry to cater for the many loyal caravanners living in the south who are not within easy reach of other show venues.  As the first major caravan show of the new year, the event will run during the spring school half-term, providing the opportunity to attract a new family and day-out audience.


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15 February, 2011

Cool Caravanning even Cooler in 2011

50 year Boat & Caravan Show attracts growing number of 'staycationers'

Austere Britain 2011. Uncertainty abroad. Lack of quality family time. Need to justify every penny.

In these uncertain times it is good to reflect that there is some certainty in life. Holidays are in the bloodstream of the British. The Great British holiday and the love for the outdoors shows no sign of abating and is being celebrated at the 50th Boat & Caravan Show at the NEC, Birmingham, 22 – 27 February.


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30 January, 2011

Top Car Manufacturers Showcased At Boat & Caravan Show 2011

Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Volvo, Isuzu, Skoda and Subaru
'One of the most successful events with consistently good lead results' - Mitsubishi

The UK's biggest outdoor leisure event – The Boat & Caravan Show – taking place at the NEC, 22 – 27 February 2011, has attracted some of the world's leading car manufacturers that will be showcasing their newest 2011 models.

Big names include Land Rover (Discovery and Freelander): Mitsubishi (Lancer, Shogun, Grandis, Outlander and Colt); Volvo (XC60 and XC90 SUV's, XC70 and the sporty C30 SportsCoupe); Nissan (QASHQAI, Murano, X-Trail, Pathfinder); Ŝkoda (Superb Estate and Yeti); Isuzu (Rodeo and Denver) and Subaru (Legacy and Forester Diesel).


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23 December, 2010

The Manchester Caravan & Motorhome Show 2011 Ticket Competition

Manchester_2011 The Caravan & Motorhome show 2011 returns to Manchester Central from 20-23 January 2011 as the nation's love with camping and caravanning continues.  Tickets are now on sale and with more exhibitors than ever before, the show is the ideal place for enthusiasts and newcomers who have been inspired to consider a caravan, motorhome or camping  holiday to start making plans for their 2011 adventures.

An extra hall has been added for January's show to make room for over 100 exhibitors - a phenomenal increase on last year's 70 to give visitors more choice than ever before. The show will be the first opportunity for the North West caravanning community to see, explore and  purchase all the latest 2011 caravan and motorhome models in one place. From Swift to Hobby to Lloyd Caravans, there's a huge choice of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes.  Keen campers will also find a variety of tents and accessories at the best possible prices.  This year, new exhibitor, Yeoman's will launch a 'Tent Pitching Championship' where visitors will race against the clock to pitch up their tent in super quick time for the chance to win a Yeoman's tent.

For those who come to the show in search of inspiration for their next holiday, there will be campsites and destinations from around the UK and Europe, providing the best starting point and plenty of ideas of where visitors can enjoy their next adventures.

Representatives from The Camping & Caravanning Club, The Practical Caravan, The NCC and many others, will be on hand to answer any questions and offer useful advice on everything from how to find the perfect destination for a camping or caravanning holiday, through to sourcing specialist insurance and finance packages.

There will also be many more attractions on offer to keep all family members entertained, including a cookery and expert talks theatre, farmers' market and Gulliver's KidZone, making for a great family day out.

Clarion show director, Sam North says "Each year we're amazed at the level of interest from exhibitors and visitors alike.  We're confident that the extra hall coupled with 40 per cent more  exhibitors this year will make the show a huge success and help maintain it's postion as the number one caravanning and motorhome show in the North West.  We're aiming for 20,000 visitors in 2012 so this will be a great starting point".  

Whether visitors wish to make a purchase, hear interesting and informative talks on a range of topics or improve their gastronomic skills in the cookery theatre, there's something for everyone at the Caravan & Motorhome Show 2011, Manchester Central.

Advance day tickets cost just £6.50 compared to £8 on the door, and kids go free! (aged 16 and under).

Ticket Competition

Win a pair of tickets to the 2011 Manchester show by answering the following question:

How many exhibitors will there be at January's show?

Please send your answer to:


Winners will be notified by email only.

If you're not a lucky winner, tickets can be booked online at http://manchester.caravanshows.com or via the ticket hotline: 0844 209 7351. Please quote promo code: BUS30 when booking

* Only one entry per household is permitted; multiple entries will be disqualified.
* The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
* The winners will be contacted after the draw has been completed.
* No alternative prize or cash in lieu will be offered.
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7 November, 2010

Uk’s Leading Manufacturers Sign Up To 50th Boat & Caravan Show

boat_show_2011_logo The Boat & Caravan Show, the UK's largest show for outdoor leisure, taking place from 22 – 27 February 2011 at the NEC Birmingham, has confirmed the UK's leading caravan manufacturers have chosen the event to drive 2011 sales. This comes at a time when the British public's eagerness to discover the freedom and adventure of independent holidaying in the UK shows no sign of abating.

Swift, Bailey, Elddis, Lunar, Coachman as well as French manufacturer Trigano have all confirmed their presence at the six day event, highlighting   the importance the event plays in the industry calendar.

Commenting on the commitment to the show by the leading manufacturers, Exhibition Director Andy Gibb said: "This is excellent news, not only for the event, but for the sector, and the tens of thousands of visitors expected to visit the show looking to view and purchase the newest Spring 2011 ranges.
"Our show has gained a reputation amongst the industry and manufacturers. They recognise the event introduces families and individuals to the 'great outdoors' and the advantages of taking caravan, boating, and camping holidays."

For further information on the Boat & Caravan Show and to benefit from special advanced ticket prices visit www.boatandcaravan.co.uk.

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18 September, 2010

Win tickets to the International Caravan & Motorhome Show 2010

Caravan_show_2010_logo There really is no better place to grab inspiration for year round travel than at International Caravan & Motorhome 2010 with P&O Ferries at Birmingham's NEC, this October 12 - 17.

The show will be packed with the UK's best choice of caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes with lots of special show offers and discounts. It's also your first opportunity to see the latest 2011 models and products.

Ten Pairs of Tickets to be Won! 

Please follow the link above to our main article to enter our ticket competition.

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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."

SECC_2010Steve 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.com

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5 January, 2010

Neil Oliver At The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show

Neil Oliver The Caravan Club is delighted to announce that TV favourite Neil Oliver will officially open The Scottish Caravan & Outdoor Leisure Show on February 4, 2010, and he will become the latest celebrity to join the Caravan Club.

The show, Scotland's only dedicated event for caravanners and those who love the outdoor life, will take place at the SECC, Glasgow from 4 -7 February 2010. This year's show is a one stop shop providing products and services from over 150 companies. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal to the latest 2010 models from all the major caravan and motorhome manufacturers. There will be holidays parks and the largest collection of holiday homes in the UK, as well as outdoor leisure accessories, camping equipment, small boats, marine products, industry clubs and associations.

Commenting show organiser, Jamie Taylor said "With many people choosing a holiday or short-break in the UK, we are expecting more visitors than ever."

Nick Lomas, The Caravan Club's Director of Marketing comments, "We are looking forward to Neil Oliver being with us at the show.  The Caravan Club offers some 180 locations across Scotland and Club members spend over £17m in local communities when caravanning in Scotland."

The show will also feature

· Free towing lessons & motor caravan manoeuvring lessons with The Caravan Club

· Go Green  - hints and tips to help you keep your carbon footprint to a minimum. To encourage car-sharing visitors leaving the show with 4 or more people in one vehicle will not be charged for parking.

· Cookery and wine tasting demonstrations

· Free expert advice

· Exclusive money saving offers

Entry prices have been held at 2009 levels…making it the ideal crunch-beating day out.  For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.caravanshowscotland.com or call the ticket hotline 0844 395 4000:     Advance tickets are £7 or £6 for seniors and on-the-door tickets are £9 each or £8 for seniors. Kids go free.  All tickets include brochure RRP £4.50. The show is open from 10am to 6pm daily.

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25 October, 2009

East Yorkshire Caravan Firms On Top

Jim Hibbs, managing director of east Hull firm Coachman Caravans, said despite last year's near collapse, the sector had experience a "massive turnaround" in recent months.  He said the recovery was being driven by young families choosing to buy caravans instead of holidaying abroad.  The weak pound is also making caravans built in East Yorkshire attractive to foreign holiday park owners, which is bolstering export sales.

Mr Hibbs was speaking after local firms reported record sales at the annual International Caravan and Motorhome Show, held in Birmingham last week.

Beverley manufacturer Swift Group achieved total sales of £28m at the show – £10m more than last year.  It sold about 600 caravans.  Coachman, based in Amsterdam Road, sold 410 caravans, beating its 2007 record of 354.  The firm almost doubled its sales on last year, from £3.5m to £6.8m.

Mr Hibbs said: "It is a massive turnaround.  "More people are taking British holidays because they can't afford to go abroad. Its having a huge effect on the market.

Swift commercial director Nick Page added the company's performance in Birmingham had "exceeded our wildest expectations".

He said: "The mixture of existing owners coming back into the market and a large number of younger couples and families spending their holiday money on our products for the first time is really positive news going forward."

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