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Australian travel to Germany increases

July 15, 2013 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

Australian travel to Germany has increased in the last 12 months, according to the German Federal Bureau of Statistics.

The Bureau recorded a rise of 10.6% for booked room nights in accommodation options with 10 or more beds by Australians in April this year, compared to the same month in 2012. For the period between January and April, overnight bookings were at 139,227, an increase of 5.2% compared to the same period in 2012.

Berlin remains the most popular city to visit for Australians, with 12,972 overnight stays – a growth of 13.2% since April last year. The popularity of Munich and Cologne is also growing significantly, with rises of 30.9% and 20.1% respectively.

Germany Continues International Growth

Tourist numbers in general are looking positive for Destination Germany. In accommodation options with 10 or more beds, 18.2 million overnight stays have been booked by international between January and April this year. This was a growth of 3.9% compared to the same period in 2012.

“If this trend from the main source markets continues, Destination Germany is on track to see a 2-3% increase for the whole year,” says Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB).

“We must however keep in mind that the floods that occurred throughout certain regions of Germany in June may have an effect on overall travel figures.”

Visitors to Germany in 2013 will be able to join in the celebration of both the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales and Richard Wagner. There will be numerous events on throughout the year to celebrate. To find out more please visit: http://www.germany.travel/events.

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