GfK surveys

Lazy days with a smartphone beat sightseeing

Relaxing at a pool or beach – with a smartphone – outscores active holidays taking in nature and culture for Germans and many other nationalities. more



Cash incentive to win back cruise passengers

The Turkish government will pay cruise lines $30 per passenger in a bid to win back business after a severe slump last year. more

Holiday homes

Airbnb takes over two German portals

Airbnb has taken over Fewo Vista and Vacaleo to expand its holiday homes offering for the German market. more


Euling to buy back MTS from GTA after Hotelbeds deal

Incoming agency MTS Globe will become independent again following Hotelbeds’ acquisition of GTA to create a global destination management giant. more

News in brief

Winter holidays on sale and more tour operator hotels

More German tour operators are now taking early bookings for their winter 2017/18 programmes, and are also opening new branded hotels. 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


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



Youth travel

Specialists expand in growing market segment

Youth travel is a growing market segment for specialist German tour operators who are expanding their offers to win new customers. 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



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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