City destinations report top-results!
Berlin, Vienna and many other European cities, providing a wide range of touristic proposals, are still tourist magnets – both with business and individual travelers. Tourism experts anticipate further growth and are increasingly tailoring their programs to the needs and wants of this target group.
BERLIN The German capital continues to gain popularity, the tourism business is still at a record level. A strong plus in the first half of 2016 of 4.3% , in figures 14.41 million overnight stays, is due to an increase in the number of national and international guests. (8,025,300 overnight stays by guests from Germany, 6,388,200 overnight stays by guests from abroad). A significant decline in the number of guests is reported only from the Russian Federation, a decrease of at least 26.2 percent. Berlin offers 138,900 beds whose average occupancy rate was in the first half 2016 at 57.3 percent, 56.2 percent at the same time last year .
VIENNA Vienna contiunues to be atractive for tourists from all around the world, particulary for German guests, their number of overnight stays increased in the first half of 2016 by 8 percent, 4,9 percent is the increase in the number of guests from all the other countries. Around 80% of all overnight stays in Vienna are due to international guests and the Austrian capital wants to continue to be a leading international congress city. Vienna expects by the end of 2020 a total of 18 million overnight stays per year. In June 2016 Vienna offered 63,400 hotel beds, the average occupancy rate was at 52.5 percent. Vienna continues to rely on congress tourism; 3,700 congresses, corporate events and incentive programs were setting in Vienna a new record last year .
Among the major European cities London is still ahead of Paris in terms of overnight stays, in general the most important markets for city tourism are Germany, the USA and the UK.
London (57 million), Paris (36 million), Rome (25.4 million) and Berlin (24 million) are the four European cities reporting the highest number of overnight stays.