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Germany scores – with excellent value for money

Germany scores – with excellent value for money

Whether you’re a young couple, a family or simply a passionate traveller – price always matters. But when it comes to accommodation visitors to Germany can not only rely on excellent value for money, they can also be assured of good facilities and service.

Comparing accommodation within Europe, German hotel prices score well below the average, according to the German Hotel Association (IHA). This may account for the fact that overnight stays in Germany have risen again in 2012 and three years in succession. Germany’s Federal Statistical Office reports 68.8 million overnight stays in 2012 - a further increase of 8.1% compared to the previous year.

“Due to the generally prevailing economic troubles, price sensibility amongst travellers has increased in almost all European countries,” states Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). “Attractive competitive prices make a difference when choosing a travel destination – this is where Germany will always score highly.”

Room rates within Europe have risen in 2012 by 4.7% to 104 Euro, whereas in Germany they have only risen by 3.4% and an average rate of 94 Euro. Especially in Germany’s popular cities hotel rates are far below other European destinations.

Overall, visitor satisfaction is also high – in the results of GNTO/ERV’s quality monitor 2011/2012 Germany’s value for money ratio was given excellent scores by holiday makers and business travellers alike.