The countdown to the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 begins in earnest today, with the first performance exactly two years away. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at this once-in-a-decade event and the role it plays in tourism in Germany.
Eurowings will begin its new, non-stop service between New York and Düsseldorf, Germany, on April 28th. Europe’s fastest-growing airline, and a Lufthansa Group subsidiary, operates long-haul flights from its Düsseldorf and Munich hubs, where it offers connections to other destinations throughout Europe.
Germany has taken first place on the Henley Passport Index for the fifth year running, with its citizens enjoying visa-free access to 177 countries in total, up from 176 countries in 2017. Singapore ranks second globally on the 2018 edition of the index, with visa-free access to 176 countries.
France and Germany have topped a new sustainable tourism index from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The index, sponsored by Chinese tourism conglomerate HNA, is the first of its kind to compare countries on their commitment to develop and promote sustainable practices in tourism.
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).