Germany sees 6% increase in Indian tourists, with 692,613 visitor overnights in 2015

Germany saw an increase of over six per cent in the number of visitors from India in 2015 over 2014 with 692,613 staying overnight, according to German National Tourist Office (GNTO).

Germany saw an increase of over six per cent in the number of visitors from India in 2015 over 2014 with 692,613 staying overnight, according to German National Tourist Office (GNTO).

Speaking at a press conference, German Ambassador to India Dr Martin Ney said, “The nearly twofold increase of Indian travelers in less than a decade shows that Germany is a trending destination on the global tourism map,”

Germany which has for long been a favoured business hub is now growing as a leisure destination for Indian travellers. Owing to this steady growth, the GNTO forecasts an 8-to-10 per cent growth in 2016.

With more than one-third of its landscape covered in woodlands, 48,000 animal species living in the wild and over 350 islands amongst other varied natural treasures, Germany has a variety of natural attractions on offer.

Romit Theophilus, Director for India at the German National Tourist Office, India said ,“From the Zugspitze in the German Alps in the South, Wadden Sea in the Far North, the Bastei Rock formations in the East Destination amongst many others, Germany has something for everyone.

“What’s more , all this is available at a phenomenally low price, making Germany a very lucrative holiday destination”, he added.

GNTO which carries out several consumer marketing and trade campaigns through the year is focusing on the theme “Germany- Holidays in the Heart of Nature” for 2016 in India. In addition to this theme, GNTO will also promote the 800-year-old Kreuzchor Choir from Dresden during the campaign, theme parks in Germany and provide various culinary experiences to visitors.

The objective of this year’s core campaign is to strengthen Germany’s image as a travel destination for natural and scenic holidays.