9 March 2021
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All in Caravaning show to go ahead in June as China sees boom in staycations and RV ownership

According to the organisers of the All in Caravaning show in China, this year’s event will go ahead from 18 to 20 June, and will include its first official German pavilion.

European brands listed as exhibitors at the show include Dethleffs, the Erwin Hymer Group, Fendt, Hobby, and Coachman Caravans, plus European suppliers, including Brianza Plastica, Lippert, Eberspächer, Reimo, Dometic, Thule, and Fiamma.

AboutcampBtoB visited the All in Caravaning show for the first time in 2017, and produced the following report: www.aboutcampbtob.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ABCBtoB16_low.pdf.

A recent story in ChinaDaily.com reported that as the COVID-19 pandemic has prevented travel to and from China, ‘self-driving RV holidays’ in the country have boomed in popularity. Just like many other countries around the world the pandemic has seen a growth in the popularity of staycations and RVs in China as prefer travelling with their own safe space and facilities.

AboutcampBtoB asked Yujia Du Blanchard, Project Director of Messe Duesseldorf (Shanghai) for more details of the RV market in China in 2020 and 2021, if the camping infrastructure was still growing, and how they will ensure All in Caravaning will be a safe far for visitors and exhibitors:

“In 2020, the pandemic led to a significant reduction in the number of RV trade shows in China (and around the world). Campsite profitability and consumer purchasing power were both on the decline in China last year, with RV sales lower than in 2019.”

“However, as in other countries, the pandemic raised awareness of the safety of travel, and an increasing number of travellers in China became attracted to RVs. By the end of 2020, RV ownership in China exceeded 150,000 – an increase of approximately 50 percent since 2018.”

“In June 2020, the General Office of the Ministry of Transport in China released a Notice on the Work Related to the Promotion of Consumption and Quality of Transport which proposed to integrate transport, tourism, and sports industries. This includes plans to improve connectivity among highways and scenic spots, promote local tourism and consumption in highway service areas, and establish facilities and equipment such as caravan parking spaces, gas filling stations and charging stations for new energy vehicles. As a result, the combination of RV and self-driving tours are expected to rise further in consumer awareness in 2021.”

“To promote the development of RV tourism in China, an objective was set to create 2,000 campsites for various types of RV by 2020.”

“A survey by the China Tourism Automobile and Cruise Association shows that, as of the end of 2019, there were three types of RV campsites. The first type fulfills the Quality Classification of RV Campsites standard, and includes 750 in operation and 630 under construction. The second type refers to a number of campsites connected to highway service areas, scenic spots car parks and mobile travelling stations. The third type includes small and micro-sized campsites as an addition to farmhouse, fishermen’s house and herdsman’s house tours.”

“These three types of campsites all offer camping facilities that meet people’s needs for overnight stays. The total number of campsites is estimated at 2,000 and more, which is line with China’s target of completing 2,000 campsites for tourism by 2020.”

“All industries in China have almost recovered from the effect of covid-19 since it broke out, and the national economy recovered steadily, with employment and living standards ensured forcefully. The main goals and tasks of economic and social development have been accomplished better than expected.”

“Keeping visitors and exhibitors at All in Caravaning safe is its top priority. The show will follow China’s anti-epidemic policies and be fully prepared for all visitors and exhibitors.”

“Prevention measures to ensure the health and safety of all exhibitors, visitors, partners and employees attending AIC 2021 will be in accordance with the guidance from the Chinese National Health Commission, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Commerce and COVID-19 Prevention Guideline for Exhibition Industry.”

“This includes having to pre-register for tickers online using verified personal identity documents, wearing face masks at all times and observing social distance measures.”

“Attendees must have a green Health Code certificate and itinerary code proving that they are not from a medium or high-risk area. If they have been to one of these areas in the past 14 days the attendee must present a negative test result taken within the last seven days. Every attendee must pass a body temperature check and facial recognition software will be used to match their identity against the original verified personal identity document used to register for entry.”

“Any attendee without a Health Code certificate or has travelled from overseas countries or non-mainland China regions will have to comply with additional requirements.”

AboutcampBtoB intends to visit the All in Caravaning fair again as soon as it is possible to do so.