Paris terror attacks

German tourists keep visiting French capital

Very few Germans have cancelled their trips to Paris following the terror attacks in the French capital last Friday even though tour operators are offering free cancellations. 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


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



Family holidays

Good demand for short-haul destinations

German families are booking short-haul destinations strongly at present after fluctuating demand in recent years, according to tour operators. more


News in brief

Investments, closures and new products

A $50 million investment in a German travel start-up, a company closure and new tour operator products are in the news this week. more


fvw Hotelometer

Ups and downs for Turkish hotels

Demand for Turkish holiday hotels is continuing to fluctuate with new names overtaking established properties, the latest fvw Hotelometer ranking showed. more


German market trends

Travel agents increase sales by 5% in 2014/15

German travel agents increased their sales revenues by 5% in the year ending October 31, 2015, according to market researchers. But the outlook is unclear after the recent terror attacks in Paris and elsewhere. more



Investments in vital German market after Sharm exit

Egypt is set to invest substantially in the German market to compensate for fewer tourists from Russia and the UK and after German tour operators also pulled out of Sharm el-Sheikh. more


Air Berlin

CEO Stefan Pichler unveils new strategic plans

Air Berlin aims to fly out of the red next year with a mix of new long-haul routes, closer cooperation with partners and continued cost savings. more


News in brief

Tour operators expand capacity

German tour operators Öger Tours, Olimar and RUF Reisen are expanding capacity for summer 2016 while DER Touristik was hit by the volcano eruption near Bali. more

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