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Further growth in German tourism market

Further growth in German tourism market

Germany is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers from all over the world, even at a time of economic difficulty, according to the latest figures. In September 2011 the destination achieved its best result since accommodation statistics started to be collected after the country’s reunification.

Germany records strong increase in visitor numbers

Germany records strong increase in visitor numbers

Germany continued to gain in popularity with holidaymakers in 2011, with a six per cent increase in visitor numbers between January and August. According to preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office, the total number of international overnight stays made in Germany came to 43.5 million, 2.3 million more than were recorded in the same period in 2010.

Abu Dhabi picks up World Routes banner

Abu Dhabi picks up World Routes banner

After a very successful World Routes at Berlin Brandenburg Airport the event has officially handed over to Abu Dhabi Airports Company who will host the 18th World Route Development Forum in 2012. The destination has seen its star continue to rise in recent months, with the prestigious World Travel Awards also selecting Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority as the World’s Leading Tourist Board in 2010.

German tourism unaffected by E.coli outbreak

German tourism unaffected by E.coli outbreak

10 June 2011 Tourism News

Officials at the German National Tourist Board have confirmed visitor numbers to the country have thus far been unaffected by the E.coli outbreak. The news comes as scientists in the country confirmed locally produced bean sprouts as the like cause of the outbreak.

Germany prepares to break international visitor record

Germany prepares to break international visitor record

18 December 2010 Tourism News

Germany will set a new record in 2010 and generate more than 60 million overnight stays from foreign visitors for the first time, officials have confirmed. This result will mean around 3.5 million more overnights than in 2008, the best year on record so far, and around five million more than in the crisis year of 2009.

IATA attacks German departure tax

IATA attacks German departure tax

9 June 2010 Airline News

The International Air Transport Association has added its voice to the chorus of disapproval following the announcement of a new departure tax by the German government. Already branded a “black day” for aviation by Lufthansa chief executive Wolfgang Mayrhuber, the IATA has called the decision “short-sighted” and “irresponsible”.

German cities come top in Europe

German cities come top in Europe

10 July 2009 Tourism News

German cities are suffering least in Europe as a result of the global downturn. Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin filled the top five places in a European study on RevPAR rates in 40 European cities.