fvw Cruise Study 2018

Clear profile and concept count most for river cruise operators

River cruise operators with a clear profile and concept were again ranked highly in this year’s exclusive fvw Cruise Study, although travel agents handed out lower overall scores. more


August sales figures

Germans book winter holidays after long hot summer

Winter bookings grew by 9% last month as Germans started planning their next big holiday while late summer bookings were up by 3% thanks to higher online sales, the latest monthly analysis from market researchers GfK showed. more

Hotel Rankings weeks 34/35

Southeast Europa on the upswing

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 prior-year period.

Destination airports

Antalya and Hurghada were again growth champions in August

The Turkish Riviera and the Red Sea were the top-selling destinations for German package holidaymakers last month as Spain and Greece continued to slump, new figures show. more


fvw dossier

German travel agents enjoy sales growth again

Travel agents in Germany generated solid growth of 4.6% in 2017 but are losing market share to fast-growing OTAs and tour operator websites, fvw’s latest dossier shows. more


Worldwide tourism trends

fvw Destination Ranking 2018

Where Germans prefer travelling to. German and international visitor figures for the top tourist destinations worldwide. The winner and losers of the last five years in comparison - analysed and classified by the fvw editorial team. more





Tourism is waking up to social responsibility

The travel industry must invest massively to better protect nature, animals and local people from the consequences of overtourism such as congestion, pollution and damage, urges fvw’s Sabine Pracht. more


Tourism market trends

Tour operators grow well – but still face risks

Most tour operators profited from good market growth last year but there are plenty of challenges ahead in competition with individually organised holidays, warns fvw’s Klaus Hildebrandt. more

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