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Germany continues to lead in Green Meetings worldwide

Germany continues to lead in Green Meetings worldwide

15 October 2012 Press Release Tourism News

Meeting planners around the world are increasingly citing sustainability as a prerequisite for green meetings, and Germany is leading the way to make green meetings a reality. In recent months, Germany and its leading in-country MICE partners have introduced revolutionary concepts in green meetings, including a global sustainability codex, green meeting planner certification programs, ready-made and tailored green meeting packages and more.

GNTB expects even more visitors from China in the future

GNTB expects even more visitors from China in the future

13 July 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

The German government is to relax visa regulations for frequent travellers from China, so the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is expecting a sharp rise in the numbers arriving. As the result of an initiative by the German Embassy in Beijing, it will be easier for frequent travellers from Beijing and Shanghai (business travellers, those visiting family and friends) to get a visa for travel to Germany.

New faces at German National Tourist Office

New faces at German National Tourist Office

The German National Tourist Office has appointed Charles Wilson as sales manager for the UK & Ireland with immediate effect. Wilson brings with him many years of valuable travel industry experience, including travel operations at TUI UK and lastminute.com among others.

Website aids German popularity

Website aids German popularity

Germany has again set a new record for 2011, generating over 60 million overnight stays by foreign visitors to the country for the second successive year. This result represents an additional increase of 5.8 million for 2010 and an extra 3.5 million overnight stays for 2011, respectively a ten per cent and 5.7 per cent increase year on year.

Germany records the German participation at the Carnival in Seychelles

Germany records the German participation at the Carnival in Seychelles

18 March 2012 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

German newspapers, including the Bild, have been reporting on the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion in Victoria in the Seychelles. One main article by Melanie Voisin records the success of the carnival that is staged annually in Seychelles. She speaks of the Prince and Princess from the Dusseldorf Carnival of Germany and their entourage and the delegation of the German Carnival Parade Band who traveled to Seychelles to fly the German flag in the world’s only carnival of carnivals.