The tough global economic situation appears not to be hampering the upturn in Germany’s incoming tourism industry.
Quite the opposite: Germany was once again an extremely popular global travel destination in October 2011.
The German Federal Statistical Office registered 5.9 per cent more overnight stays by international visitors than in October 2010.
Between January and October 2011, there were almost 55.4 million overnight stays by visitors to Germany, which represents an increase of 5.5 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year.
The Dutch are traditionally the most frequent holidaymakers among European visitors to Germany.
Between January and October 2011, this market generated almost 9.7 million overnight stays, a rise of 2.2 per cent compared to the first ten months of 2010.
Poland and Russia generated particularly high increases of over 20 per cent.
The UK generated an increase of 2.6 per cent compared to the previous year.
The German Federal Statistical Office also reported growth from numerous overseas markets between January and October.
Brazil, China and India produced particularly high increases.
The highest was Brazil with a rise of 22.9 per cent, followed by the People’s Republic of China with a gain of 22 per cent and India with 20.9 per cent.