More than 1.3 million overnight stays in August 2015 meant tourism figures in that month alone were the strongest ever recorded, according to Hamburg Tourism GmbH. A total of 8.4 million overnight stays or growth of 5.7% was recorded from January to August last year. Based on these growth figures, Hamburg now ranks fifth among big German cities after Hanover (plus 10.9%), Frankfurt (plus 8.8%), Cologne (plus 7.2%) and Nuremberg (plus 6.2%).
Positive foreign visitor numbers continue
In August, Hamburg achieved growth of 1.7% in terms of overnight stays from abroad. This positive trend continued with a good 2 million overnight stays between January and August which means growth of 6.5%. In terms of the largest-volume, foreign markets, Denmark leads with 227,000 overnight stays (plus 17.8%) followed by Switzerland with 213,000 overnight stays (plus 8.3%) ahead of Austria with 183,000 (plus 4.7%), Britain with 182,000 (plus 0.9%) and the US with 128,000 (minus 1.9%). This comes to a total market share of 45.5% of all overnight stays from abroad and remains Hamburg’s most important source market.
Although China is still on a growth path with 45,000 overnight stays (plus 12.4%) and Arab states in the Gulf are still growing with 70,000 overnight stays (plus 20%), Russia is still on a downward slide with only 39,000 overnight stays (minus 25.7%).
Sources and further information:
Tourism Report 4/2015