With almost 30.000 visitors more than in the record year before – more than 232.000 - the Caravan-Salon 2017 was the most successful ever. It is especially remarkable, that the amount of first-time visitors has increased again. The starters world accommodated the interested visitors, who were still undecided. The newcomers could get information independent of labels. The extensive lecture programme and following discussions were more exciting than the TV duel amongst chancellor Merkel and contender Schulz. In the starters world Leading director Eicke Schüürmann talked with chairwoman Katharina Knoll on the topic campsites and pitches . Also the Leading booth in hall 7 enjoyed popularity: the holiday guide was already out of stock on 5 p.m. on the last Sunday, one hour before the end of the fair.