ACSI have been inspecting campsite all over Europe since 1965
Every year a truckload of campsite inspectors (about 360) disperse all over Europe to visit almost 10,000 campsites.
What does an ACSI inspection entail and who are the inspectors?
Every year the ACSI campsite inspectors check the details of approximately 200 amenities for all 10,000 campsites. They record the location of a campsite (by the sea or in the woods), whether there is a swimming pool and the size of the pitches. They also ask if there are bicycles for rent, when the campsite restaurant is open and whether dogs are allowed. All of the changes are recorded and if the campsite informs us of changes during the year, ACSI adjusts this on the websites and in the apps. Thus you as a campsite visitor always have up-to-date information, and it is easy to find a campsite that suits you.
From Sweden to Portugal
Each inspection team has its own area somewhere in Europe. The inspection teams are often couples, but sometimes they are friends or family. The youngest ACSI inspectors are Max and Bjorn, two university friends, aged 23. They travel through Sweden with a tent for ACSI for thirteen days and enjoy the countryside and the contact they have with campsite owners, campsite visitors and residents.
Ups and downs at the campsite
Campsites are often passed on from parents to children. Throughout the years, good things and not so good things happen – from storms at the campsite to the festive opening of a new swimming pool. The inspectors often visit the same campsites year after year, thus sharing the ups and downs with the campsite owners.
Calculating the discounted CampingCard ACSI rate
2,700 campsites participate in CampingCard ACSI discount scheme. The inspector calculates the CampingCard ACSI rate together with the campsite owner. This rate is always lower than the usual low season rate. This calculation also includes electricity, a hot shower, and the rate for taking along a pet. This allows the best price to be calculated accurately.