Camper registration in Europe grew by 13% in 2021 compared to the previous year, Source: Depositphotos

Luxembourg wants more camper tourists

Luxembourg wants more camper tourists

In recent years, this tourist sector has been growing rapidly and the government created a guide so businesses can adapt to the new demand

Yesterday, Luxembourg’s Minister of Tourism, Lex Delles, presented the country’s brand new guide for establishing adequate tourist sites for camper vans. The so-called "Destination Camper Park(ing)" aims at helping tourist providers cater to the growing market of camper travellers.

According to an official statement, Luxembourg wants to take advantage of this emerging sector with growth on the EU level. In 2021, 2.43 million camper van-type vehicles were registered in Europe, a 13% increase compared to the previous year.

Additionally, the traditional demographics of these types of tourists are in the 50 to 70 years age bracket, however, according to Lex Delles, the 30 to 50 years demographic is growing rapidly.

Focusing on quality and comfort

According to Minister Delles, the idea behind the guide is to provide investors with some pointers about what these types of tourists expect in terms of comfort and amenities. In this case, investors could be campsites, hotels, lodge operators, non-profit organizations, municipalities and etc.

The guide outlines two categories – standard and premium. In the first one, visitors expect infrastructure like a platform for draining waste water or a waste collection and sorting station. In the latter category, one might find amenities like an automatic access barrier and a wi-fi network.  

The Grand Duchy has also created an online database of owners of campsites and private accommodations in the country. The database is freely available to both the public and private sectors, especially aimed at potential investors.

Moreover, Minister Delles explained that the guide supports the core principle of the tourism strategy of the country – improving the lives of residents by finding new revenue streams for remote regions with a lot of nature. Additionally, it promotes the Grand Duchy’s sustainable development goals.



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