Airline packages

More competition for tour operators

Leisure airlines such as Eurowings, Sun Express and Ryanair are expanding their package holiday programmes in Germany to generate additional revenues and fill seats. more


German market trends

Low underlying growth for travel agents in March

German travel agents achieved only low underlying growth last month despite a 12% headline rise in sales, the latest GfK monthly analysis showed. more


Back to business after the referendum?

The German tourism industry is hoping for political stability in Turkey and better demand now the controversial referendum is over. more

Destination airports

Greece and Egypt fly high as growth champions

Top destinations in Greece and Egypt have strengthened their position as this year’s growth champions as Spanish islands start to fill up, the latest booking figures for leading destination airports on the German package holiday market showed. more

News in brief

Capacity, cooperations and acquisition

More capacity for Greece, a cruise partnership and a specialist tour operator takeover are in the news this week. more




After violence and terrorism

Germany issues advisories on travel to Philippines

Germany adjusted its official advice for the Philippines and urges citizens to maintain a "high degree of caution" when traveling to certain parts of the popular holiday destination in South East Asia, reacting to recent eruptions of violence and terrorism. more


Berlin Tegel

Air Berlin postpones USA route amid airline restructuring

Air Berlin is in the middle of a large-scale restructering process. The airline has also recently changed the service provider in Berlin, which caused the Berlin – San Francisco route to be postponed. more




Attracting families with beaches and more

Bulgaria is developing into more than just an alternative to Turkey, with attractive beaches for families and better tourism infrastructure, according to German tour operators. more


Brand study

Meier’s Weltreisen is favourite German tourism brand

The DER Touristik specialist beat TUI and Holidaycheck in a ranking of Germany’s favourite tourism brands which produced several surprises. more



Most popular hotels of German holidaymakers

The fvw Hotelometer in cooperation with data analysis company TrevoTrend counts booking requests for holiday hotels. The map shows booking request trends in the past two weeks compared with the previous fortnight. more

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