80,000 visitors at the CMT / outdoor trade fair for cycling and hiking trips, also open on Monday.
The forecasts of the travel experts for the tourism year 2023 seem to be more than true - at least after the first CMT weekend: Germans can't wait to travel. “The CMT is back. We are as strong as we were before Corona," says Roland Bleinroth, Managing Director of Messe Stuttgart. Around 80,000 visitors came to the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre on the first weekend and found out about the latest holiday and caravanning trends. "An excellent start to this year's Stuttgart Holiday Fair and for our exhibitors. The atmosphere is overwhelming." Not only in the tourist area, but also in the camping and caravanning halls. "Here the number of visitors is also enormous, interest in this type of holiday remains very high." , confirmed Bleinroth.
Good mood also among this year's partners of the Stuttgart Holiday Fair. The representatives of the CMT partner country Mongolia were extremely impressed by the rush of visitors. "We are pleased to be able to present our country at the Stuttgart trade fair," said Bat-Ulzii Bat-Erdene, Minister of Environment and Tourism in Mongolia. "It has different climate zones, high mountains, the Gobi desert or endless steppes. At with us you can experience sun, rain, storm and snow in one day. An unforgettable experience for all nature lovers!" The offers from the partners, the Black Forest National Park Region and AG Landurlaub in Baden-Württemberg, also attracted many visitors and made everyone smile. And the interest in the stand of this year's cultural partner, the Federal Garden Show BUGA Mannheim, was enormous.
Great interest in what is on offer in the outdoor hall
There was a rush in exhibition hall 9, where the outdoor trade fair Fahrrad- und Wander-Reisen is still taking place up to and including Monday, January 16th. “The atmosphere in our outdoor hall is great. Visitors are in lively exchange with exhibitors and get advice on the current models and travel offers. Everyone is completely satisfied," said Guido von Vacano, Member of the Management Board at Messe Stuttgart. The bicycle course is well received by everyone: almost 1000 test rides were counted on the two days of the fair in the specially fenced hall area. The mood at the stands of the partners was also great and partner of Fahrrad- und Wander-Reisen is positive: "We are very satisfied with the fair and have the feeling that there are significantly more visitors this year and the demand for hikes has increased enormously," said Heidi Müller, deputy General Manager at the Schwäbischer Albverein, "the trend is towards long-distance hikes with overnight stays. We are also happy about the additional third day on the Fahrrad- und Wander-Reisen." agree: "People are excited about cycling and cycling trips again. The trade fair is full and we're noticing n no difference in demand despite the two-year break. Cycling is more popular than ever - abroad but also in Baden-Württemberg."
The CMT 2023
The CMT, the world's largest public trade fair for tourism and leisure, will take place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre until January 22, 2023. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission from 9 a.m. The holiday fair is supplemented by its subsidiaries, cycling and hiking trips, golf and wellness trips, and cruise and ship trips. For the first time, the cycling and hiking trips will be extended to three days and will include Monday (January 14 to 16) in addition to the first CMT weekend. Premiere for the international diving fair “Interdive”, which will take place on the second weekend (January 19th to 22nd). In the caravaning area, the new products show at the beginning of the season, 1,200 vehicles from all well-known brands and manufacturers await visitors.
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