Stuttgart’s holiday fair returns brilliantly / Full halls and satisfied exhibitors / Outdoor area in demand
At 10 a.m., the CMT opened its hall gates and the visitors flocked into droves. “For two years, no real CMT took place at the Stuttgart exhibition center,” said Roland Bleinroth, Managing Director of Messe Stuttgart, at his opening speech on the Atriumsbühne, “and we had to wait a very long time for this moment – but it was worth it.” The CMT is fully booked down to the last square meter. 1621 exhibitors in ten halls present their destinations, regions, vehicles and products. The partners are also represented with a varied supporting program as well as with elaborately designed stands: the partner country Mongolia, the Federal Garden Show BUGA 2023 in Mannheim, the National Park Region Black Forest and the AG Landurlaub Baden-Württemberg.
CMT 2023: Rush to the exhibition halls in the early morning | Photo credit: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
“I am very pleased that Messe Stuttgart will once again become the scene of CMT – the world’s largest public fair for tourism and leisure – after a two-year break these days. CMT is one of the flagships of our national fair. It is the most important industry meeting place for all those who work in or are interested in the caravan, motor and tourism sectors. Trends become visible here in order to make travel more attractive, pleasant and increasingly sustainable for all of us. “Tourism in transition – Opportunities for Baden-Württemberg” is therefore not only the guiding theme of the Baden-Württemberg Tourism Day 2023. The change can be seen and experienced in concrete terms at this fair. CMT is one of my very personal trade fair highlights and a reflection of the impressive performance of Messe Stuttgart and the entire tourism industry in the country,” said Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, the Baden-Württemberg Minister of Economics, Labour and Tourism, on stage.
The fact that interest in caravanning is high was also clear when looking into the halls. Campervans in particular were well received, but interested views of visitors also attracted interested visitors in the motorhomes of numerous well-known manufacturers on display. It was tested, the seats were tried out, fitted kitchens were examined and the various offers were of course compared. Tourism in the region is very trendy, as the visitor crowd in Oskar Lapp Hall 6 made clear. Excited conversations took place at numerous stands and brochures repeatedly wandered into the carrying bags of the visitors. A lot of outdoor action was offered in Hall 9: On the bicycle course, young and old heated through the exhibition hall and tested various bikes. The offers in the hiking area were also in high demand. The special fair for bicycle and hiking trips has been extended by one day and runs until Monday, 16. January.
Conclusion: The first CMT day makes you want to go to the next days of the fair.
The CMT 2023
CMT, the world’s largest public fair for tourism and leisure, will take place until 22. January 2023 at the Stuttgart exhibition center. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; admission from 9 a.m. The holiday fair is supplemented by its daughters bicycle and hiking trips, golf and wellness trips as well as cruise and ship trips. The cycling and hiking trips will be extended to three days for the first time and includes Monday (14th to 16th to 16th in addition to the first CMT weekend. January). Premiere for the international diving fair “Interdive”, which takes place on the second weekend (19th to 22nd January) will take place. In the caravanning area, the novelty show at the beginning of the season, 1200 vehicles from all well-known brands and manufacturers are waiting for visitors. https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/cmt/