The 47th edition of Hospitality Il Salone dell’Accoglienza, Italy’s leading international trade show dedicated to the Ho.Re. Ca. sector, has set the course for the new era of hospitality, bringing together the entire hospitality industry with more than 18,500 professional visitors.
“This result confirms Hospitality’s role as a leading trade show in the sec – tor. All this was achieved thanks to the strategic choices and investments made in recent years, both in terms of national and international alliances and in terms of exhibition variety and quality”, said Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi.
With its comprehensive range of services and products, the show demonstrated its ability to respond to every visitor need and preference. In addition to the strong turnout among business – people from the catering, hotel and general public sectors, Hospitality recorded 16% growth in non-hotel operators and an impressive 50% growth in the camping segment.
Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, commented: “Identifying trends is the essence of this event, and in this edition, we created the new Outdoor Boom pavilion, which started as a conference in 2022 and was developed in cooperation with Faita FederCamping”.
Italy was well represented among buyers – with a particular increase in attendance from Veneto, Lombardy as well as Liguria, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia and Campania regions. “Visiting operators were very satisfied with the extraordinary quality of the products and services offered by the 636 exhibitors, with over 40% represented by new companies and the presence of major industry brands”, added Giovanna Voltolini, Exhibition Manager for Hospitality.
Satisfaction was also expressed by delegations from selected countries such as Germany, Malta and Central America. All of them were positively impressed and surprised by the quality of the exhibitors and the variety of the Hospitality offer, as well as by the many inspirations and ideas enabling them to find the right partners for their purchases.
The next edition of Hospitality – Il Salone dell’Accoglienza will be held in Riva del Garda from 5 to 8 February 2024.