The UK’s Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, due to be held at the NEC in Birmingham from 23-28 February 2021 has been postponed in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent Government announcements. This follows the NCC Events decision to also postpone its other major UK show, the Motorhome and Caravan Show, which was due to take place later in October 2020.
John Lally, CEO of the show’s organisers, NCC (National Caravan Countil) Events said: “Whilst the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus is still very much unknown, it is clear that the restrictions – and their impact upon businesses – are likely to be in place for up to six months. We do not take this action lightly, but at this time, we feel that it is the only sensible option to safeguard show partners, exhibitors and our visitors from the financial exposure of a late show cancellation.”
“The team is extremely disappointed as they have done everything they can to prepare a COVID secure floor plan, ensuring that both exhibitors and visitors would have a safe environment. We want to thank all our partners, clubs, exhibitors, visitors and suppliers who have supported our endeavours to plan for this important industry show. We understand that this decision will be a disappointment to many people who, following the cancellation of the October show, have been eagerly awaiting our February 2021 event.”
“The 2022 Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show will run from 22 – 27 February 2022 – be sure to put the dates in your diary.”
John Lally concluded: “In the meantime, NCC Events will be working very closely with the NEC, exhibitors, partners and industry experts to develop an enjoyable and productive event in keeping with the high standards they have come to expect from us, the show, its exhibitors and the NEC.”
NCC Events is the organiser of the two largest caravan shows in the UK, the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2021 and the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2021 (12-17 October 2021). Each show attracts in the region of 90,000 + visitors, putting them in the top 10 most visited consumer exhibitions in the country.