Mubasher: The Gulf nationals visiting Germany are expected to increase to 3.6 million overnight stays by the year 2030, according to the latest forecast from the German National Tourist Board (GNTB).
This estimated increase in 2030 is compared with 1.8 million guest nights from the GCC in Germany recorded in 2018, with key markets being UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
The GNTB will be showcasing various key destinations at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which is scheduled to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28t April to 1 May, according to a press release on Monday.
“ATM presents us with an ideal opportunity to showcase our wide-ranging tourism offering from dynamic cities to breathtaking countryside with fairytale castles, lush forests and mountains. In addition, there are great family attractions, excellent shopping centres and superb sightseeing opportunities – visitors will be fascinated by the incredible diversity that Germany has to offer,” Sigrid de Mazieres, director for the GCC at the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), an affiliate of the GNTB.
In ATM 2019, participants from Germany, partnering with the GNTB, include the Hotel Palace Berlin, Frankfurt Tourist and Congress Board, Baden-Baden Tourism Board, Outletcity Metzingen, the State Tourist Board SouthWest-Germany (Baden-Württemberg Tourismus), and the Black Forest Highlands (Hochschwarzwald Tourismus).
The Gulf market is considered Germany’s third-largest non-European source market following China and the US.
Travellers to Germany from the GCC nations tend to stay an average of eleven nights and spend on average $5,300 per person for each trip, significantly surpassing other international travellers.