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The Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravaning (F.I.C.C.) closed its 80th anniversary celebrations with a merit awards ceremony held at Dusseldorf’s Caravan Salon on August 31st.


Date: 06/10/2014
Source: F.I.C.C.

The Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravaning (F.I.C.C.) closed its 80th anniversary celebrations with a merit awards ceremony held at Dusseldorf’s Caravan Salon on August 31st. F.I.C.C. awarded certificates of professional merit to acknowledge the commitment of those working in the camping industry as well as a number of campsites in 12 major European destinations that were singled out both for the high quality of their installations and services and for their loyalty to Camping Carnet International (CCI) cardholders.

The CCI is the only social camping card issued by a recognized organization in the sector that is accepted at nearly all European campsites.

In January of this year, F.I.C.C. became the sole owner of the CCI and will of course continue to issue the camping card as before and promote its expansion for the benefit of both consumers and service providers, especially campsites

As befits its role as market leader, the CCI has been given a makeover with a new, modern image and graphic design that are more in keeping with today’s preferred consumer trends. However its historical origins have not been lost or forgotten.

A new website - www.campingcardinternational.com - was launched simultaneously with the new card which has updated features and applications for mobile devices. This online platform is one of the main links between the CCI and its users, who can without any problem access full information on the card’s features, campsite discounts and other additional benefits.

Currently F.I.C.C. has more than 2,500 campsites registered on the CCI website and 75 member organisations. It operates in 36 countries bringing up-to-date information on the best that camping, caravanning and motor-caravanning has to offer to over 2 million families throughout the world.

Around 100 guests attended the reception and the subsequent awards ceremony in Düsseldorf. F.I.C.C. President Joao Alves Pereira and F.I.C.C. Vice-President Karl Zahlmann welcomed the award winners and guests in English and German and gave a short summary of the history and fortunes of the federation over the past 80 years.

On behalf of all the award winners, Mr. Sternberg, general secretary of ECF (European Caravan Federation), and Mr. Schäfer, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf, expressed sincere words of gratitude and wished F.I.C.C. all the best for the future.