Representatives from the UK travel trade attending this year’s Germany Travel Show yesterday were given exclusive previews to the new tours, products and initiatives from Germany for 2014, 2015 and beyond.
A total of 46 exhibitors, including some regions and attractions attending for the first time, were showcasing ‘what’s new’ in Germany including representatives from German regional tourist boards, major attractions, new city tours, accommodation providers and transport specialists, as well as organisations such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The destination has also reported its fourth record growth year in a row, showing a rise in overnight stays by international visitors of 4% last year. Recent figures for the period January – November 2013, compared to the same period for 2012, show rises of 7.3% and 3.4% for UK and Ireland respectively, in overnight stays.
Klaus Lohmann, director of the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) for UK and Ireland said: “Over the next two years we are celebrating the ‘Peaceful Revolution’ and the ‘Fall of the Wall’ and culture fans for example, will be spoilt for choice through our UNESCO campaign, which offers an enormous variety of cultural events and things to do throughout 2014."