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Incoming Travel to Germany booming in the first half year 2017

Incoming tourism in Germany grew strongly in the first half of 2017. To the end of June, the Federal Statistical Office registered 36.7 million international overnight stays (in accommodation providers with at least ten beds), 1.2 million more than in the same period of the previous year – an increase of 3%.

Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), explains, "With a 3% growth in the first half of the year and over one million additional overnight stays, the travel destination Germany is showing a very good half-year balance amongst the international competition. From this, it would appear that Germany as a destination is more popular than ever.”

The USA remains the largest and most relevant overseas source market for the travel destination Germany, accounting for more than 5.7 million overnight stays in 2016. The positive trend continues: In the period from January to May 2017, a plus of 5.9% was recorded in comparison to the previous year's period.

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