Germany sees surge in interest from British travellers

The number of overnight stays in Germany by visitors from the UK and Ireland has seen yet another rise, with an increase of 7.4 per cent in 2015 when compared to the previous year.

Visitors from Ireland registered an impressive 13 per cent rise in overnight stays and figures just received for January 2016, indicate this trend shows no sign of abating.

Germany-Castle-250x188In January alone, overnight stays by visitors from the UK increased by 10.2 per cent, with a 10.8 per cent rise for Ireland.

The reasons behind this continuing upward trend are clear: the sheer choice and variety of types of holidays to be found in Germany, value for money, fast modern infrastructure and easy access from the UK and Ireland.

In addition, the amount and type of holiday products sold by tour operators increased in 2015, leading to greater choice and service.

Another factor is the German countryside; with the UK’s enduring passion for all things rural currently making the news, similarly as in Ireland, the GNTO is predicting that its ‘Holidays in the Heart of Nature’ campaign could be an extenuating factor for increased tourism in 2016.

GNTO director for UK and Ireland, Klaus Lohmann said: “It’s clear from the popularity of rural interest television shows, specialist publications and the media, that people in the UK and Ireland have a deep-seated love and respect for rural life – just as we do in Germany.

“Exploring rural and ‘green’ Germany will enable visitors to discover many fascinating regions and areas they may not previously have known, with picture-box villages, incredible landscapes and the chance to relax and get away from it all.”


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