Boom time for Destination Germany

Boom time for Destination Germany

Destination Germany remains on course for success, with excellent growth in the volume of overnight stays by international visitors providing much of the momentum.

In 2012 the German Federal Statistical Office recorded in excess of 68.8 million overnight stays by visitors from abroad in accommodation establishments with more than ten beds, an increase of around eight per cent on the previous year.

“We have exceeded, by a clear margin, the forecast volume of 400 million overnight stays from Germany and abroad.

“This emphatically underlines the huge popularity of Destination Germany, which is becoming increasingly attractive to people from other countries,” explained Ernst Burgbacher, federal government commissioner for tourism.

The German Federal Statistical Office recorded a total of 68.8 million overnight stays by visitors from abroad in 2012, up eight per cent on the previous year.

“The European source markets and the BRIC countries are going from strength to strength and they have played a major role in this new record result for inbound tourism in Germany.

“If the main source markets continue to perform strongly, we will be on track to pass the 80 million mark in international overnight stays by 2020,” added Petra Hedorfer, chief executive, German National Tourist Board.

According to a UNWTO survey, growth in inbound tourism for Destination Germany remains well above the global and European average.