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Corsica (France) welcomes motorcaravanners

The community of Corsica and its tourism agency (ATC) launched a call for projects this year, entitled "reception areas and services for motorhomes". This initiative is intended for professionals, but also for municipalities and individuals. Is is supported by the community and the ATC, the required projects have to meet specified requirements. The objective is to promote the creation of motorhome facilities to increase reception capacity on the island.

Therefore, this call for projects is good news for motorhomers that wish to discover Corsica. You can also opt for the Camping Car Corse agency that offers tours that include ferry crossings and overnight stays.

For Ludovic Ingargiola, one of the creators of Camping-Car Corse, "it was one of the concretions of this professional approach with the offer of prepaid packages with a set of 14 camps across the island that also contributes to an attractive solution",  he declared.

The opening of the reception of motorhomes to non-tourism professionals, the call for tenders, even for petrol stations, is part of the process that will lead to a better reception of motorhomes.

The issue is to attract motorhome riders to the Island of Beauty. "A magnificent territory that hopes to be able to conquer some of the 30,000 motorhomes that every year, during the winter, travel to Morocco or those choosing Spain or Portugal as their destination."

Corsica (population: 327,000 inhabitants approx.)
It is an island and one of the regions that, together with the overseas territories, make up the French Republic. Its capital and most populous city is Ajaccio.

Corsica is the island of a thousand faces, of a thousand landscapes ... a charming mosaic of magical places to discover. A mountain surrounded by sea, 1049 km of coastline and natural wonders: an international marine park, nature reserves (in Scandola and Bonifacio) and the Corsica Regional Nature Park.

Two French motor caravanners who have toured Europe since 1986

Nicole and Robert are amongst the most experienced motor caravanners in Europe. And also they haven't changed their motorhome since 1993. It is worth mentioning that Robert has been president of the FFACCC (Fédération Française des Associations et Clubs de Camping-Cars).
He is also a member of CCCSO (Motorhome Club of the South-West of France) and has been travelling in a motorhome with his wife since 1986. Like every year, (among other events around Europe) they attended the Euro-CC 2019 that took place in the coastal town of Marina di Carrara, in Tuscany, Italy.

The Euro-CC is an event that takes place annually in different cities in Europe, with the patronage of the FICM (Fédération Internationale des Clubs de Motorhome).


A great opportunity
The couple acquired their second hand integrated Hymermobil in 1993. It had very little use, since the first registration of the motorhome dated from 1991. When Nicole and Robert made the purchase, the vehicle had about 15,000 km. Now it has more than 330,000, having travelled the roads of most European countries, from North Cape to Yugoslavia, from Portugal to Russia and even crossed the borders of Morocco and Turkey. Still in very good condition, this motorhome shows the elegance of a vintage vehicle, it fulfils its mission in all trips, and it blends perfectly in the middle of a series of profiles of a generation of  new motorhomes.

The friend of the family
Why did Nicole and Robert never change their motorhome? It's not a matter of money, more than anything it is a romantic approach, explains Robert. We have many reasons for not having changed it, the design and reliability of a good vehicle; but, above all, the feelings and the great moments lived in this motorhome weigh heavily, they asserted.

Nicole gets excited when she looks at the family photos that show moments lived with her loved ones, some snapshots are still hanging inside the motorhome itself. It is decades of family and couple trips that are in the memory of Robert and Nicole. We understand them: is a motorhome, but it is also their home; is impregnated with moments of happiness, pain, laughter and even the unforgettable times with the children as they grew up.

On the other hand, it should be noted that in 2019 French motor caravanners were the most represented in the Euro-CC with some 300 motorhomes that participated in the great European festival of motorcaravanning. This year the event was organized by the "Camper Club Italia" in the coastal town of Marina di Carrara. The Euro-CC 2019 was held (as every year) under the patronage of the FICM (Fédération Internationale des Clubs de Motorhomes).

FICM has members from 10 European countries: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Switzerland.

The ten most dangerous countries in the world to drive.

If you plan to travel abroad by motorhome or other vehicle, then you may be interested in knowing which countries are the most dangerous to drive. Reality may well surprise.

 A USA motorway.

The following is a list of the most dangerous countries to drive, prepared by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and based on the following statistics:

Countries
Deaths per year per million inhabitants
Deaths per year per million vehicles
1.   Belgium
100
168
2.   Czech Republic
118
235
3.   EE.UU.
136
163
4.   Greece
121
226
5.   South Korea
127
317
6.   Hungary
123
347
7.   Turkey
68
594
8.   Poland
147
310
9.   Slovakia
122
426
10. Russia
235
939

As you can see in the table, the country with the highest rate of accidents is Russia. The conclusion is that Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are among the safest countries to drive. 
Although it is necessary to improve, it is evident that the effort made by the authorities to reduce road accidents is not really paying off.