Hamburg Airport in Germany was briefly evacuated earlier today and over 68 people experienced breathing difficulties after an irritant gas was released into the air. Both terminals were cleared and flights halted after people complained of eye irritation and breathing problems.
Adding to its twelve-strong portfolio of properties, The Student Hotel will open its first German location in the heart of Berlin in partnership with the European Student Housing Fund. The 17,000-square meter space is located on Alexanderstraße, in the immediate vicinity of the iconic Alexanderplatz, an area known as the Alexanderquartier.
InterContinental Hotels and NOVUM Hotel Group, one of the largest hotel groups in Germany, have signed a development agreement spanning 20 hotels across Europe in markets such as Germany, Austria and Netherlands. The deal is the first venture together between both companies.
Welcoming more than 60 million passengers each year, Frankfurt Airport is one of the busiest in the world. However, few visitors realise the airport is situated in one of the most beautiful regions of Germany. Here Phil Sharp visits for Breaking Travel News to discover just what they are missing.
In July 2015, Germany’s incoming tourism achieved yet another record result by generating 10.3 million overnights stays. All in all, the Federal Statistical Office registered 44.7 million overnights in accommodation facilities of at least ten beds between January and July. That’s 2.4 million more overnight stays than during the same period last year, an increase of 5.6 percent.
Germany’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 takes the form of a ‘Fields of Ideas’ and greets guests under the motto ‘Be active’. The world exposition’s theme is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, with the German pavilion clearly orientating itself to this leitmotif - vividly illustrating just how important dealing respectfully with nature is to future human nutrition. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks with Marion Conrady to find out more.
Imagine a travel trade show where the 100 best of the best hosted VIP buyers from the German speaking markets and some selected travel professionals from the Central and Eastern European markets meet 100 suppliers from the luxury tourism industry under one roof. Imagine no more, this is “loop – luxury on our planet”.
The number of overnight stays from abroad to Germany increased to 58.8 million for the period from January to September 2014 according to latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. Some 2.9 million extra nights, in accommodation establishments with ten or more beds, were registered compared to the same period last year, an overall increase of 5.1 per cent.
The culinary department of the four star superior andel’s Hotel Berlin is returning from the summer break with a new executive chef. Effective immediately, Eyck Zimmer will once again take charge of the strategic and operating management of the kitchen at Berlin’s largest design hotel.
For the fourth year in a row, the German National Tourist Board has registered record numbers of overnight stays by international visitors to the country. Figures for 2013 have exceeded the projected target of 70 million overnights and provisional figures released by the Federal Statistical Office show that 71.6 million overnight stays by international visitors were recorded.
The German National Tourist Board is predicting that more people from the UK will be visiting Germany than ever before in the coming months: in 2012 the figure of overnight stays to Germany overall, rose to 4.5 million. The highest recorded figure occurred during 2006 world cup, when visitor numbers from the UK reached 4,531,178.