Going by the figures cited at the Discover Germany roadshow, organised by the German National Tourist Office in Delhi, there has been a growth of 30% in visitor overnights in May 2017. From January-May 2017 the country received 3, 29,860 visitor overnights making for a growth of 12.8% from India compared to the same period last year.
The roadshow had two new German partners–Mc Arthur Glen Design Outlets (Factory Outlet Shopping Centres) and Vienna House (A Hotel Chain). Repeat participation was from Maritim Hotels, KD German Rhine Line, Lufthansa German Airlines, Rail Europe, Cologne Tourism, Saxony Tourism and Stuttgart & SouthWest Germany.
Romit Theophilus, Director Sales & Marketing, observed, “We have witnessed a growth in the overall perception of Germany as a favored leisure destination by the travellers, backed by the increase in the number of Facebook fans for the Germany tourism Facebook page launched last year in February. Additionally the forecasted data from airline seat load factors and our overnight statistics prove that Germany is fast becoming one of the most sought after leisure destination for Indian travellers.”
The theme for GNTO in 2017 has been “Germany-Palaces, Parks and Gardens”. The other ancillary themes include nature, smart luxury and barrier free travel. “From enchanting fairytale castles to stunning parks and gardens, destination Germany is sure to entice your senses,” added Theophilus.
The roadshow was conducted in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.