Spotlight on motor caravan tourism
In total, German motor caravan sites recorded 10 million overnight stays in 2020. This means that the market share of overnight stays on pitches in the total number of tourist overnight stays in Germany increased by over 50 percent. The dwif has also examined the German travel areas with regard to the demand for motor caravan pitches and determined the regional potential for motor caravan tourism from this. The spectrum ranges from travel areas with less than €2 million in turnover in 2020, which are more pronounced in the eastern German states (with the exception of the coastal regions of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in particular), to those travel areas that will reach an order of magnitude of more than €10 million in turnover in 2020. This is the case in the five travel regions mentioned below, which are distributed across western Germany from Schleswig-Holstein to Allgäu:
As a concrete aid, the study includes a dedicated potential guide for determining the need and potential of motor caravan sites. Interested parties can also find further points of contact and advice on all important questions concerning the construction and operation of parking spaces, including the CIVD’s planning aid. In three case studies, the researchers have also shown examples of conceivable concepts for the site-specific construction of pitches in three very different regions – Uckermark, Starnberger-Seenlandschaft and Ostfriesland. Furthermore, the scientific work highlights successful examples from practice in detail.