Travel To Germany Sets Record For 5th Consecutive Year
International travel to Germany reached a record high for the 5th year in a row in 2014, with a total of 75.6 million overnight stays. That number represents a year-on-year increase of 5.1%.
“Once again we are able to look back on an outstanding set of results – our record in 2014 provides further evidence that Germany has arrived in the top tier of international travel destinations," said Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer of the German National Tourist Board.
“The latest UNWTO forecasts suggest that the international travel market will expand by between 3% and 4% in 2015," Hedorfer continued. “We will build on last year's strong performance and take a bigger than average cut of this growth. This will lay the perfect foundation for our long-term outlook of achieving 121.5 million international overnight stays a year by 2030, which we believe is a realistic objective."
Europe continues to be the biggest player in inbound tourism to Germany, accounting for roughly 75% of the market. As in many markets, Chinese visitors are playing an increasingly important role, topping 2 million overnight stays for the 1st time.