Germany reported 5.6 million hotel night stays in March, marking an increase of nine percent year-on-year.
In total, 15 million overnights by international travellers were reported during the first quarter of 2016 – seven percent more than during the first quarter in 2015.
Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), said: “Due to this year’s early Easter holidays in March, a portion of the demand was moved from April into the first quarter. However, independent of this particular situation, the demand for worldwide travels to Germany still exceeded our expectations. March, 2016 was also the 77th month in a row, in which the volume of international overnights in Germany increased.”
The UK and Ireland continue to show strong growth: the period of Jan-March 2016 shows an increase of 9.3% in overnight stays compared to 2015, for visitors from the UK and an 8.9% increase for visitors from Ireland.