• Berlin‘s congress business starts again

    Published on : Saturday, May 30, 2020

    From 2 June, events with up to 150 people inside and up to 200 people outside will once again be possible in Berlin. The Senate of Berlin updated the Containment Measures Ordinance to this effect yesterday. Ramona Pop, Senator for …

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  • Annual Review 2019: German visitors love Berlin

    Published on : Friday, February 21, 2020

    Berlin’s tourism sector starts 2020 with a growth of 3.8 % in the number of overnight stays. From January to December 2019, around 14 million people visited Berlin – an increase of 3.4 % over 2018. The number of overnight …

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  • ITB Book Awards for the travel calendars “Iceland 2020” and “Canada 2020

    Published on : Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Every year, the annual ITB Book Awards recognise the latest and most interesting publications from Germany and abroad, mainly in German, but also in German translation. In the run-up to ITB Berlin Michael Poliza’s wall calendar ’Iceland 2020’ (Delius Klasing …

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  • Free ride for school children in Berlin

    Published on : Friday, August 2, 2019

    In Berlin and wider Brandenburg state a new ticket will provide eligible school kids aged six and above to avail free rides on the capital’s U-bahn and S-bahn network along with the tram and bus system.     An online …

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  • WeShare car rental service launched by Volkswagen in Berlin

    Published on : Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Volkswagen enters e-mobility with the public launch of its WeShare operation in Berlin. A fleet of 1,500 e-Golfs, with 500 e-up! cars to be added in a few months will be offered.   Vulog is known to power the largest …

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  • IHG has unveiled new Hotel Indigo hotels in Dresden & Berlin each

    Published on : Monday, June 24, 2019

    Hotel group IHG has opened two new Hotel Indigo hotels in Germany. Hotel Indigo Dresden – Wettiner Platz and Hotel Indigo Berlin – East Side Gallery reflect local architecture and culture. Both hotels are part of the group’s large expansion …

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  • Berlin startup picks $484 million through its tourism activity app

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people for discovering and booking sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world, has announced that it has picked up $484 million, a Series E …

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  • Berlin’s Schoenefeld Airport reopens after a military aircraft blocked the runway

    Published on : Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Schoenefeld airport has reopened after being closed for several hours, causing all the incoming planes to divert. Schoenefeld Airport is the secondary international airport in the busy city in Germany.     A stricken military aircraft blocked the runway at …

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  • Germany airport strikes to affect 220,000 passengers

    Published on : Wednesday, January 16, 2019

     The industrial strike by the German trade union Ver.di will lead to the cancellation of hundreds of flights at eight German airports.   At Hamburg, Munich, Hannover, Bremen, Leipzig, Dresden and Erfurt airports the walkouts are taking place.   After …

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  • QTA boosts Qatar’s presence in Germany at Berlin Forum

    Published on : Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) officials return this week from the Qatar Germany Business and Investment Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, after a successful participation that witnessed the birth of …

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  • In 50 days the European Championships in Athletics will start in Berlin

    Published on : Monday, June 18, 2018

    This summer Berlin will once again become a pilgrimage site for sports enthusiasts from all over Europe. More than 1,600 athletes from 50 countries will compete in a total of 48 disciplines over six days of competition. Most of the …

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  • Visitors flock to Berlin for its music festivals offering charming experiences

    Published on : Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Ironic as it may be, Berlin, the city that bears symbols of its violent past and that has, for two decades, been at the center of a cold war, with a great divide in ideologies, faith and power running uninterrupted …

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  • India won best exhibitor award at ITB Berlin

    Published on : Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    India won as the best exhibitor award at International Tourism Festival ITB-Berlin.   The tourism minister KJ Alphons thanked the Indian prime minister and credited him for the surge in interest in India as a destination.     The ITB- …

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  • Annual statistics: 2017 the most successful year to date for convention business in Berlin

    Published on : Monday, February 26, 2018

    Congress business in Berlin remains on course for success: in 2017, around 11.7 million participants (+ 1 per cent compared to 2016) came to 140,200 events (+ 2 per cent) in Berlin. For the first time, the conference and congress …

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  • Passenger illness triggers emergency landing of British Airways

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    British Airways flight BA882 had to be diverted to Berlin following reports of a passenger falling sick during the flight.   AirLive, the flight tracking website said earlier this morning that British Airways BA882 that was travelling to Kiev is …

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  • Over 33 million passengers at Berlin airports for the first time ever

    Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

    In 2017, a total of 33,326,000 passengers were welcomed at Berlin’s Schönefeld and Tegel airports. This means that passenger numbers increased by 1.3%. Schönefeld made gains of 10.4%, to 12.9 million passengers, overtaking Cologne and Bonn’s airports. In Tegel, the …

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  • Spending 7 hours on British Airways flight, passengers land at same airport

    Published on : Thursday, December 14, 2017

    Passengers on board a flight of British Airways had ended up spending seven hours on the airplane.   But to their dismay the discovered that they had landed at the very same airport where they had started their journey from. …

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  • Iris Lanz appointed as new head of visitBerlin

    Published on : Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Iris Lanz has been chosen as the new head of the Berlin Convention Office (BCO) at visitBerlin for three years.       She was the deputy head of the Berlin Convention Office with a focus on corporate clients and …

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  • Travel industry experts condemn ‘unfair’ London tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, November 10, 2017

    The British Hospitality Association has fiercely spoken against the implication of London tourism tax.     Speaking at London’s World Travel Market this week, Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), said the idea was one ‘that …

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  • Trains and traffic disrupted by Europe storms; kills six

    Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

    Strong winds at more than 100km/h (60 miles per hour) across northern and central Europe has killed at least six people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with authorities watching for oil leaks from a huge freighter that ran …

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