VIDEO: Ten per cent rise in sales at International Caravan and Motorhome 2009

This year saw an increase of visitors to International Caravan and Motorhome 2009

It is the largest show for caravan and motorhome enthusiasts in the UK, drawing the biggest crowds and the best names in the industry. International Caravan and Motorhome is held at the NEC in Birmingham, and this year saw attendance at the show increase by just over 10%.

Exhibitors also enjoyed increased sales, with the biggest caravan manufacturers selling over £6m between them on the first day. The show was boosted by two exclusives this year, one from a established caravan manufacturer and the other from a relative newcomer. Bailey Caravans used the event to showcase its all-new construction method called Alu-Tech, with the first model called the Pegasus. The reaction from showgoers has seen Bailey achieve record sales. And log cabin manufacturer Dunster House revealed their ultra-modern caravan called the Stealth.

We tracked down the Show Director Sam North who spoke to Caravan Times about the increased attendance and the new exhibits on show this year.