19 May 2020
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Concorde Reisemobile and Pössl Group decide to not attend the Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2020

AboutcampBtoB has heard of two more brands, Concorde Reisemobile and the Pössl Group, in addition to the Erwin Hymer Group and Lippert Components, that have decided not to exhibit at this year’s Caravan Salon Düsseldorf due to concerns over health risks and not being able to control adequate COVID-19 hygiene standards.

Concorde announced that participating in the trade fair at the Caravan Salon, which is the biggest trade fair in this sector and usually attended by caravan professionals from all over the world, would entail very complex and costly additional measures in order to avoid the formation of groups or encountering people strolling on to the stand within the safety distance of 1.5 metres.  

These additional measures would include disinfection measures on all touched areas (flaps, drawers, doors, upholstery, etc.) after any visitor went inside a motorhome. It also added that keeping the required distance from visitors inside a vehicle and communicating through face masks would extremely difficult for visitors as well as staff.

As a result, Concorde decided that the usual informative and communicative stand atmosphere would not be possible and also weighing up economic interests and constraints, it decided the well-being of people was more important.

Concorde concluded that although the industry is temporarily in a difficult economic situation, it is very positive that the caravanning industry and Concorde will emerge from the crisis stronger than before. It pointed out that Concorde motorhomes are the ideal leisure vehicle for “distant” and responsible safe holiday trips due to the self-sufficient vehicle concept with high living comfort and exemplary hygienic sanitary facilities.

Similarly, Pössl said its decision not to attend was made because of possible health risks for visitors, customers and staff. It added that health should always be at the forefront and it cannot imagine how the applicable hygiene rules, especially in terms of distance and protection, allow an appealing and informative atmosphere.