87.7 million overnight stays of foreign tourists in Germany
German tourism records a record 2018 year, for the ninth time in a row. According to the provisional figures provided by the Federal Statistical Office, 87.7 millions of overnight stays of foreign tourists were registered in German accommodation units, from January to December.
Compared to the previous year, there are 3.8 million more nights spent in Germany, an increase of 5%.
Petra Hedorfer, president of the German Tourism Organization, explains: “At an increase of 5%, German incoming tourism grew much more dynamically in 2018 than in the previous two years (1.4% and 3.6%, respectively). Favorable economic conditions and stability in important source markets have contributed to this excellent result. On the other hand, we confirm that we are constantly aligning our global marketing with the current challenges of digital transformation. These things allow us to analyze more efficiently and in a more individualized way the needs of the clients, but also to offer suitable products to our tourism partners ”.
Romanian tourists in Germany - increase of 8.2%
The nights spent by Romanian tourists staying in Germany record a new record. From January to December 2018, a total of 1.132.020 of overnight stays were reported, which represents an increase of 8,2% for the Romanian market.
Most nights spent by Romanians were recorded in Bavaria (28.2%), followed by the Land of Baden-Württemberg with a percentage of 16.4% and North Rhine-Westphalia (13% of the nights spent by Romanians in Germany). Germany is an attractive holiday destination for Romania.
Among the Romanians' preferences, the holidays were ranked 1, with 38% of all trips from Germany, followed by business trips (33%) and other types of travel (29%).
Travel to cities and events (45%), round trips (27%) and stays in vacation areas (17%) are the most preferred holiday trips to Germany.