Visitors to the upcoming Reisen Hamburg underway in Hamburg’s fairgrounds from February 7-11, 2018 can obtain information about tours along the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts, hiking in the Alps or choose a perfect holiday abroad from the latest travel offers. The fair comes amid a boom in tourism across Germany and reflects the preference among Germans to holiday in their own country. Record overnight figures for the eighth consecutive year indicate a rise of 3 per cent (October 2017) over 2016. More than 450 million overnight stays are expected by late 2018 over 447 million in 2016 thanks to strong demand in Germany.
Hamburg – tourist magnet
Commenting in the run-up to Reisen Hamburg, Claudia Gilles, Managing Director of German Tourism Association (DTV), said: “We have noted an ongoing strong trend towards nature and regional holidays.” Destinations for short trips can be near the hometown. “People do not have to undertake long journeys to discover real gems. It might just as well be a city nearby,” Gilles added. City trips are regaining popularity as cities offer an attractive mix of cultural highlights, tourist sights, shopping and relaxation. Hamburg is among the German cities benefiting from tourism. And the Elbphilharmonie is proving a magnet for tourists from Germany and abroad.
Wide-ranging offers in Hamburg
In 2018, Hamburg will also host musicals like “Mary Poppins” and big events such as the port anniversary celebrations from May 10-13 and “Iron Man” on July 29. They are all likely to bring many tourists to the city. Hamburg Tourismus will give visitors an overview of sights and popular places at Reisen Hamburg and offer tips about lesser-known attractions such as the Elbe island Wasserkunst-Kaltehofe as well as bus, walking and ferry tours of the container port.
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