Paris terror attacks

German trade wants clearer government travel advice

The German travel industry is calling for clearer travel advice from the government as customer uncertainty rises and demand weakens following the Paris terror attacks and the Sinai plane crash. more

DRV conference

Optimistic outlook despite crises

German tourism chiefs remain optimistic about the prospects for the coming year despite the impact of terror attacks and other crises on demand and after new record figures this year. more


Paul’s Insights

Terror attack reactions

Germans stay calm and keep travelling

German tourists have shown remarkable calm in response to the spate of terrorist attacks around the world this year and generally prefer to switch destinations rather than abandon their holidays. more



Summer 2016 programmes

Colourful combinations and big volumes

More of everything is the general theme of German tour operator programmes for summer 2016, an fvw review of major destination offerings shows. more


Summer programmes

Old friends but nothing new

German tour operators are competing more intensively than ever but their programmes for summer 2016 display few big differences or innovations, fvw’s Martina Feyerherd explains. more


Thomas Cook

Back in black but low growth in Germany

Thomas Cook has made its first profit in five years, although Germany lagged behind this year, and will stay focused on financial targets rather than chase market share in future, according to CEO Peter Fankhauser. more


News in Brief

New markets and new looks

Expansion in new markets, re-designs and sustainable tourism are in the news this week. more


Airline focus

More flights as market grows

Airlines are continuing to add flights from Germany as the country’s air travel market shows good growth. more


DRV conference

Portugal heads for one million German visitors

Portugal could welcome one million German visitors for the first time this year as it benefits from rising demand and a long-term tourism strategy. more


TUI Germany

Massive hotel expansion and cheaper prices for next summer

TUI is embarking on its new strategy of winning back German market share with a massive expansion of its hotel programme and price reductions for next summer. more

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