Relaxing at a pool or beach – with a smartphone – outscores active holidays taking in nature and culture for Germans and many other nationalities.
The Turkish government will pay cruise lines $30 per passenger in a bid to win back business after a severe slump last year.
Airbnb has taken over Fewo Vista and Vacaleo to expand its holiday homes offering for the German market.
Incoming agency MTS Globe will become independent again following Hotelbeds’ acquisition of GTA to create a global destination management giant.
More German tour operators are now taking early bookings for their winter 2017/18 programmes, and are also opening new branded hotels.
The German tourism industry is hoping for political stability in Turkey and better demand now the controversial referendum is over. more
More capacity for Greece, a cruise partnership and a specialist tour operator takeover are in the news this week. more
Youth travel is a growing market segment for specialist German tour operators who are expanding their offers to win new customers. 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
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