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


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


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


Hotel Rankings weeks 34/35

Southeast Europe 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.



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


fvw Cruise Study 2018

German travel agents downgrade cruise operators

All major ocean cruise operators have been given worse ratings this year by German travel agents who underlined the importance of routings, destinations and excursions in this year’s exclusive fvw Cruise Study. more


fvw Studies

Cruise Market Germany 2017

The three leading German cruise operators were once again the winners in this year’s exclusive fvw cruise market study scoring better than their international rivals. A total of 19 ocean cruise operators and six river cruise firms were rated in 14 different product and sales categories by 233 representative travel agents. more


Destination trends

Antalya overtakes Majorca for German online bookings

Antalya is the most popular destination for Germans who book holidays online, lying well ahead of Majorca, according to new figures. more


German market trends

Cool travel agents book more summer holidays despite sweating over heatwave

Germans kept booking holidays in good numbers last month despite fears that the enduring heatwave would encourage them to head off on domestic holidays instead, according to the latest monthly GfK sales analysis. more



German visitors power tourism comeback

Turkey is making a strong tourism comeback this year, with German and Russian visitors leading the way, according to the latest official statistics. more

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