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.
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.
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.