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Reisen Hamburg 2017 - from Iceland to Australia's Sunshine Coast

Trend towards adventure holidays and sustainable travel - tourism boom in Arctic Circle

Exhibitors at Reisen Hamburg from February 8-12, 2017 will be presenting destinations on every continent and the trendiest hotspots are Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, the Canary Islands and South Africa, according to Corps Touristique. Spain is the partner of the travel fair, which will also focus on less well-trodden paths in the country. Visitors can also find tips about Italy, Malta, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus and many other destinations.

Tours of rainforest

“More and more vacationers are placing greater emphasis on being outdoors and adventures,” said Montserrat Sierra, President of Corps Touristique. Canada is ideal for such an adventure and its huge size makes it a big outdoor experience. In 2017, the Canadian Confederation is celebrating its 150th anniversary. To mark the occasion, admission to all the national parks is free. Information about renting cars and the best caravan tours is available at the Canada stand.

“Sustainable tourism is also playing a greater role,” Sierra stressed. “The ‘anders reisen’ forum with over 100 members is the right point of contact for those keen on sustainable travel. The “Reisen mit Sinnen” exhibitor is offering a tour through the small Latin American state of Suriname next season. Vacationers will get to know the “Rainforest Treasure Chamber” with its inhabitants, plants and animals.

From war cries to tourist booms

Iceland has gone up in people’s awareness since the UEFA EURO 2016 and the Icelandic football team’s battle cry of “Huh” has triggered a real tourist boom, according to Reisen Hamburg. The island on the Artic Circle is a magnet for those keen on shopping and going out. Troll Tours is offering short trips to Reykjavik. People seeking warmer climes can go to the Australia Pacific Travelservice stand. The provider is offering trips from Brisbane to the rain forest, beaches on the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Island. In South Africa, Thomas Cook is offering a luxury train trip from Cape Town to Pretoria through vineyards and past former gold mines.

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