Current brochures already list more than 5,600 destinations in Europe; around 4,000 addresses are pitches within Germany alone. In addition to the mobile-home suitable parking spaces, environmentally friendly supply and disposal facilities as well as additional programmes and excursion possibilities for mobile tourists are often listed.
Amusement parks, swimming pools, wineries and farms, castles and palaces have now largely opened their doors to mobile tourists. They have recognised that another guest sector is slumbering here.
According to the results of the dwif’s basic study “Economic Factor Camping Tourism in Germany” (2004)*, the daily expenditure of motor caravan tourists outside camping sites is highest at 37.20 euros per capita (followed by 26.90 euros per capita from tourist campers). In the meantime, these daily expenses are likely to have increased in percentage terms in line with the increase in value-added tax.
*) According to the study “Motor caravan tourism in Germany 2011” (d+b Stellplatzconsulting Dammertz und Bader), the average daily expenditure of motor caravan tourists is 49.00 euros per person.