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Date: 17/01/2014
Source: FICC

YANQING County is the Next Destination

A press conference on the 80th International F.I.C.C. Rally and the 1st China Auto and RV Camping Rally was recently held in the Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong in Beijing.

The International F.I.C.C. Rally is an annual event and its 80th edition is being organised jointly by Yanqing County People’s Government and the Beijing Tourism Group.
This is the first F.I.C.C. Camping Rally to be organised in China and, together with the first China Auto and RV Camping Rally, will certainly be the largest gathering in F.I.C.C.’s camping history. This event, also known as “The Auto and RV Camping Olympiade“ will be held from 30 May to 8 June 2014 at Beijing Badaling Longwan International Motorcaravanning Campsite and will last 10 days.
Professionals in the industry point out that since the debut of camping in China, a leisure activity that has been popular in other countries for decades, things have evolved rapidly in the country. The success of the 80th International F.I.C.C. Rally and the 1st China Auto and RV Camping Rally will play an active role in spurring development of RV camping and its supporting industries, advancing diversified growth in the tourism service economy, publicising Chinese cultural and tourism resources and promoting touristic cultural exchanges at home and abroad.
National day themed activities, an RV parade, a red wine cultural festival, Longwan music festival and themed seminars will be staged concurrently with the event, as China Day activities are scheduled on the Dragon Boat Festival Holiday. At the same time, by relying on quality infrastructure and abundant tourism resources in the neighboring area, the programme will unveil many sightseeing excursions for tourists to choose from. A multitude of camping lovers from around the world will converge at the foot of the Great Wall in Yanqing County to celebrate this great F.I.C.C. event.

Hualong Badaling Longwan Motorcaravanning Campsite, the venue for the 80th International F.I.C.C. Rally, lies on the shores of Jinniu Lake in Yanqing County. It boasts luxuriant vegetation and is criss-crossed by streams making it a natural summer resort to escape to from the scorching heat. It is a 5-star campsite that is built in accordance with international standards on a site that is about 1.8 million square metres. It has its own reception center at the main entrance, an RV campsite, mobile RV zone, children’s activity and play area, mobile log cabin area, tented camp zone, bungalows and a service area. The whole area is like a traditional Chinese landscape painting embedded in the breathtaking natural beauty of the northwestern part of Beijing.

The main venue will be used for hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, the music and red wine festivals and other entertainment and performances. The entertainment and activity area is equipped with leisure and recreational facilities for kids and families and this is where a variety of camping activities will be held. It will also serve as a meeting point where travel enthusiasts can share their stories and experiences.
The special dining area will serve dishes from all over the world together with local delicacies, barbecues and more besides. The Longwan International Motorcaravanning campsite provides RV camping fans with plenty of pitches for motorcaravans and general parking lots.

In addition to providing log cabins and tents, 30 mobile homes imported from Europe and America are available for rent to complete the RV experience.

The 80th International F.I.C.C. Rally and 1st China Auto and RV Camping Rally has received support from the Automobile & Motorcycle Sports Administration Center of the General Administration of Sport in China, the Auto Camping Branch Federation of Automobile Sports of PRC, China Tourism Association, China Tourism Automobile and Cruise Association, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and Beijing Tourism Committee.
The 80th International F.I.C.C. Rally and the 1st China Auto and RV Camping Rally is co-organised by China Tourism Leisure Association affiliated to China Tourism Association, Self-Driving and RV Camping Association, affiliated to China Tourism Automobile and Cruise Association, Auto Camping Tourism Association, affiliated to Beijing Tourism Association, Beijing Golden Sunflower Outdoor Activity Club and Hualong Tourism Industrial Development Company.

Dates: 30 May to 8 June 2014
Place: Longwan International Motorcaravanning Campsite, Jiuxian Stadt, Yanqing Province, Beijing/China
GPS: N40° 30’ 15“ E116° 05’ 45“
Theme: Promoting camping and the joy of outdoor living
Further rally information under relating to the venue and rally site together with a photo of the logo, mascot, organising committee etc.
The Chinese press and Chinese television will be present and actively involved in this International F.I.C.C. Rally.

The official website is now operational and the booking form, rally brochure, list of excursions and all other information relating to the rally in China can be downloaded.