For German travellers the island of Rügen is the centre a booming hospitality industry. To British travellers, it is virtually unknown. As the Baltic destination seeks to grow its international audience, Breaking Travel News editor, Chris O’Toole, here visits to shed some light on what guests can expect to find
The Leipzig Tourism Board has appointed specialist travel PR agency, Lemongrass Marketing, to manage their UK and Irish public relations. Lemongrass Marketing will be responsible for all strategic leisure and MICE communications in the region, with immediate effect.
The German National Tourist Board has begun promoting the country through the digital voice assistant Alexa in the UK and US. The GNTB travel application - available regionally at the market-specific Amazon stores - is installed on Alexa as Germany Travel Tips.
A notorious seaport for decades, Hamburg has recently cleaned up its image to become a culinary capital of northern Germany. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole drops in for a weekend break to see how things have changed
Hamburg Festival is returning for a second year, bringing Londoners a taste of the German city. Last year’s event brought a burst of music, tastes and culture from Hamburg to London and this year they look to build on the success, which saw a footfall of over 11,000.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by German real estate company Bayerische Hausbau to manage Rosewood Munich, which will open in early 2023 as the brand’s first property in Germany and seventh property in Europe.
LOT Polish Airlines now flies twice daily from Tegel Airport to Warsaw. With the attractive connections, passengers can easily get to the Polish capital and quickly transfer to numerous onward flights to eastern Europe, North America, central Asia and the Far East.
Ryanair has confirmed that it has applied for slots to base nine aircraft at Berlin Tegel. The new planes will be in addition to the nine Ryanair aircraft based at Berlin Schonefeld.
German incoming tourism continues to show steady growth rates. From January to September, according to preliminary figures from the Germany federal statistical office, 65.3 million international overnight stays were registered (in accommodation establishments with at least ten beds).