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10 January 2020
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CMT opens from 11 to 19 January with largest caravanning section ever

The tourism and leisure exhibition, CMT 2020, opens at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre in Germany tomorrow (from 11th January to 19th January) with its largest caravaning section of all time: Over 75,000 square metres of hall space and an even more extensive market overview.

“This year, our visitors can look forward to the biggest and most diverse caravanning section ever,” said CMT Team Director, Alexander Ege.

“The amount of hall space occupied by the caravaning section will increase by more than 5,000 square metres compared with the previous year to more than 75,000 square metres this year. We are pleased to be able to offer CMT visitors even more choice as a result and show the diversity of camping and caravaning even more extensively,” said Ege. Adjacent to the Messepiazza and the Entrance East, the topic of “Camping and Caravaning” will be located in the following halls: 

  • L-Bank Forum (Hall 1): Volume manufacturers will showcase their new products in this hall. The wide range of off-road vehicles, folding tent trailers and roof tents will be presented together in the gallery. These two areas will be supplemented by corresponding accessories.
  • Hall 2: Knaus Tabbert will show the innovations of the different brands here.
  • Hall 3 (Jacques Lanners Hall): Manufacturers from the premium segment and other volume manufacturers will present their products here.
  • Hall 5: Visitors to the exhibition will find other volume manufacturers here.
  • Hall 7: Covering an area of more than 10,000 square metres, this hall will be solely devoted to the topic of accessories for the first time. From a new fridge and practical manoeuvring systems through to state-of-the-art retrofit electronics, visitors will find here everything that makes holidays in a mobile home or a caravan even more comfortable.
  • Hall 10 (Paul Horn Hall): This hall is the “new location” within the ranks of the caravaning halls. Visitors will find compact vehicles, especially camper vans and vans, here. This offer will be rounded off by suppliers of modular installation Systems. 

Together with a large number of other holiday destinations, the wide range of camping sites and mobile home parking areas will be accommodated at CMT 2020 for the first time in the Alfred Kärcher Hall (Hall 8).

Hall 6 (Oskar Lapp Hall) and Hall 9 (second CMT weekend) will host this year’s caravaning partners, i.e. spas and health resorts in Baden-Württemberg. In its anniversary year, the Baden-Württemberg Spa Association will present the latest offers and trends relating to recovery and health, with and in nature. Mobile home enthusiasts also get their money’s worth in spas and health resorts. There will also be many other offers with numerous thermal springs in the “Number 1 spa region”. For example, there are around 50 mobile home parking areas and camping sites at the spas and health resorts in Baden-Württemberg.

More than 1,000 leisure vehicles will be exhibited at CMT. An increasing number of vehicles can now be seen on roads in Germany with registration figures rising continuously for several years. A large number of mobile home owners are therefore complaining – especially in the high season – that parking spaces can be an extremely scarce commodity. The CMT Parking Summit is making a start here: CMT has been committed for years to creating even closer links between its two topics of tourism and caravaning.

On Monday, 13 January 2020, tourism professionals, destination managers, camping site operators and municipal decision-makers will come together in the Congress Center West at Messe Stuttgart to obtain information on the creation of mobile home parking sites. Under the heading “What’s the parking situation?” renowned experts will provide tips for optimum planning and creation of parking sites, municipal representatives will talk about funding opportunities and camping site and mobile home parking area operators will present valuable empirical reports.

Located directly between the airport and the motorway, the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre enjoys perfect transport connections: The A8 motorway, Stuttgart Airport and the S-Bahn suburban rail system directly outside the front door ensure that travel is pleasant and short. Owners of caravans and mobile homes have also been catered for. The trade fair grounds contain several hundred parking spaces offering a power connection, waste disposal and a disposal station for chemical toilets.

Due to the continuing high demand, the parking capacity at and around the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre will again be significantly extended for CMT 2020.