In July 2015, Germany’s tourism achieved yet another record result by generating 10.3 million overnights stays. That’s 2.4 million more overnight stays than during the same period last year, an increase of 5.6 percent. Germany is a country with great cultural diversity, along with a consistent and interesting tourism offer.
The United Kingdom contributed more than 200,000 extra overnights alone. China contributed the biggest share during the first seven months of the year, registering 313,000 additional overnights.
A total of 1.4 million overnight stays were generated by travellers from China, which gets the source country ever closer to the top ten incoming markets. The Arab Golf States contributed an extra 194,000 overnights.
The most dynamic European market is Switzerland, firming up its second place spot in the overall ranking of German source markets with an additional 309,000 overnights. Spain also contributed more than 200,000 extra overnights; the Netherlands defended its position in first place, showing an increase of 172,000 overnight stays from their market.
The US confirmed its spot as the most important overseas market for Germany’s incoming tourism by generating an additional 171,000 overnights. Roughly 60,000 more overnight stays than the previous year were recorded by Brazil, the source market with the strongest growth in South America.