Tourism and Hospitality

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Our Industry in Numbers

Hospitality in 2013

  • Around 225,000 businesses generated EUR 69.6 billion in revenue (DEHOGA, 2014).
  • The food service and catering sector accounted for EUR 38.6 billion in sales, and the hotel and accommodation industry for EUR 24.1 billion, respectively.
  • With 1.8 million employees, the hospitality sector is an important industry for the German economy.

Tourism in 2013

  • Tourism related spendings reached EUR 278 billion in 2013, whereas 87% arise from domestic demand.
  • Germany is 2nd most popular travel destination in Europe after Spain.
  • Germans spent EUR 65.3 billion on trips abroad, while it earned EUR 29.7 billion by international travelers (DZT, 2014).

Business Travel in 2013

  • 10 million German business travelers took 171.1 million trips and spent a total of 48.2 billion Euros in Germany.
  • Average daily expenditures for business travels reached EUR 148, total average costs per business trip amounted to EUR 310 (VDR).
  • Germany is the most popular trade fair and congress destination in Europe and ranks 2nd worldwide.
  • 14.7 billion international business travelers spent 36.6 billion EUR in Germany in 2013 (DZT 2014).


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