ADAC Camping Awards 2024
The winners of this year's ADAC Camping Awards 2024 were announced at the PiNCAMP gala, which took place on Friday, January 12, in Stuttgart. This year, there were four thematic categories:
- sustainability and environmental awareness,
- innovation and progress,
- demographic change and accessibility,
- ADAC Camping Booking Award.
That the fight for the prize was fierce is confirmed by the number of received nominations, namely, more than a hundred of them, and the director of PiNCAMP, Mr. Uwe Frers, points out the following: "This award is as important for the camping industry as the Oscars are for the film industry. With the ADAC Camping Awards, we honor the trendsetters of the European camping industry." The winners were chosen by an international commission consisting of 44 experts from the camping industry.
The Croatian campsite won over the nominated Austrians and Dutch
The winner of the "ADAC Camping Booking" category is campsite Čikat, located on the island of Lošinj. Čikat is a prime example of a successful digital transformation in the camping industry. It was one of the first campsites in Croatia to introduce the option of reserving and booking a pitch or motorhome online. The guest explores, selects and books the desired pitch or accommodation online.
Camping Seeblick Toni (Austria) and Holiday Park Beerze Bulten (Netherlands) were also nominated in this category.
Other winners and entry into the Hall of Fame
- PWinner in the "Sustainability and Environmental Awareness" category: Fornella Camping & Wellness Family Resort (Italy)
- Winner of the "Innovation and Progress" category: Caravanpark Sexten (Italy)
- Winner in the "Demographic change and accessibility" category: Camping de Wildhoeve (Netherlands)
The highlight of the award ceremony was Marco Knöpfle's induction into the Hall of Fame. As Mr. Frers points out: "Marco Knöpfle set standards with the founding of the ECOCAMPING network initiative. Today, his association has over 200 campsites throughout Europe as members. His initiative promotes environmental protection and nature conservation, safety and quality in the European camping industry."
The announcement of the winners of the ADAC Camping Awards 2024 was presented by CrippaConcept. CrippaConcept is the largest manufacturer of mobile homes and lodge tents in Italy and is an official partner of the PiNCAMP Camping Gala.