Germany’s Covid-19 safety ascends as global travel reignites

Study finds, tourists flying into Germany now booking longer stays

International tourists have lauded Germany’s Covid-19 safety precautions with the country ranking lowest for risk of infection in a new survey, while more tourists are now staying in Germany for longer, according to new data. Tourist market research organisation IPK International asked travellers in 18 markets to rate Covid-19 infection risks and Germany was recognised for its efforts to keep tourists safe, ranking lowest for infection risk. 

Furthermore, a study conducted by Forward Keys, the global reference for business intelligence, tourism, and travel trends, found that tourists flying into Germany are now booking longer stays, with the average length stay for June-July 2021 recorded as 16.7 days, compared with 10 days in 2019. The same study highlighted an increase in group bookings, with parties of two or more people increasing from 64.5 to 75.1 percent of bookings. 

The new findings reinforce efforts by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) to attract tourists following the ease of travel restrictions and meet a surge in demand for travel options centred around wellbeing and sustainability. Earlier this year, GNTB launched the ‘Feel Good’ and ‘German.Spa.Tradition’ campaigns to promote sustainable tourism and the plethora of spas for tourists. 

“With pent up travel demand, positive announcements on the lifting of restrictions and Germany being reopened for Indians, customers are raring to travel,” said Romit Theophilus, Director for India, German National Tourist Office.

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