2015 outlook

DRV predicts German market growth in 2015

The German tourism market is set for further good growth this year after a solid start to summer holiday bookings, the German Travel Association (DRV) said today (Thursday) ahead of next week’s ITB Berlin. more

German market trends

Tour operators hope for better post-ITB sales

Tour operators and travel agents in Germany hope for better business after next week’s ITB after a generally low-key start to the peak holiday booking season. more

 

News In Brief

Comebacks and new looks

A comeback for Nile cruises, new-look Robinson clubs, more Turkey flights and tour operator bonus payments are among the news on the German market this week. more

 

Sun Express

Ready for long-haul takeoff

German-Turkish leisure airline Sun Express is set to launch long-haul flights for co-parent Lufthansa this year after breaking through the billion-euro revenue barrier in 2014. more

 

Destination trends

Egypt surges but Greece slows

Package holiday bookings for Egypt continued to grow strongly on the German market in January but softened for Greece and again declined for Turkey, according to new figures. more

 

Globalia

Spanish group targets German outbound market

Major Spanish tourism group Globalia plans to expand flights from Germany and launch a tour operator in Europe’s largest outbound market, president Juan José Hidalgo told fvw in an interview. more

 

Aldiana

Managers reassure travel agents

The incoming and outgoing heads of German club holidays operator Aldiana have reassured travel agents that there will be no change to the company’s strategy despite the change of management. more

 

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