10th record year for Germany's tourism ·

10th record year for Germany’s tourism

Germany’s incoming tourism figures have reached a record high for the tenth time in a row in 2019: According to (preliminary) latest data from the Federal Statistical Office, 89.9 million international overnight stays in accommodation with at least ten beds were registered from January to December. This represents an additional 2.2 million international overnight stays in comparison to the previous year and an increase of 2.5 percent.

Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) comments: „Despite the difficult conditions with weaker economic growth in the euro zone, uncertainty about Brexit, trade conflicts and the discussion on climate change, the success story of German incoming tourism continues. Promoting Germany as a quality tourism destination, as well as the consistent implementation of our digital strategy and the targeted selection of marketing topics, has enabled us and our partners to inspire even more travellers in 2019.“

About the GNTB

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to represent Germany as a tourist destination and is funded by the Ministry in accordance with a decision taken by the German Bundestag.

The GNTB develops and communicates strategies and products to promote Germany’s positive image abroad as a tourist destination and to encourage tourists to visit the country. It has 32 agencies around the world to support its activities. More information can be found in our online press centre at www.germany.travel/press.

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