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  • Lufthansa Airlines cuts down 150 flights due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Lufthansa Airlines, the largest German airlines recently announced that it would take down around 150 aircraft from its 750 total flights all across the globe. The decision has been taken in light of the recent COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.     …

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  • The Oetker Collection appoints Timo Gruenert as the new CEO

    Published on : Friday, February 28, 2020

    The popular German hotel management company, The Oetker Collection recently appointed Timo Gruenert as the new chief executive officer. The appointment follows the resignation of long-term chief executive Frank Marrenbach. After 23 long years of serving the hotel, he has …

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  • Car drives into crowd during Germany’s Rosenmontagszug carnival parade

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    The police in Germany’s small town of Volkmarsen have arrested a 29 years old man, after a car plowed into a crowd of people at a parade on Monday and left more than 30 injured. The car drove into a …

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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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  • 11 dead in Germany shisha lounge shootings

    Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2020

    A man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home early Thursday, hours after the attacks in and outside two shisha lounges. Officers also found another body at the same …

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  • IMEX Frankfurt focuses on human connections for business events

    Published on : Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Human connections foster business – the global business events industry gathers at IMEX in Frankfurt for business, learning and to explore the power of Nature. IMEX in Frankfurt is taking place 12 – 14 May has a truly global feel …

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  • Germany: Tragic fire at Krefeld Zoo Monkey House kills dozens of animals

    Published on : Thursday, January 2, 2020

    More than 30 animals were killed when a gushing fire tore through a monkey enclosure at Krefeld Zoo in northwestern Germany in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Krefeld Zoo is a popular tourist hot-spot in Germany attracting huge …

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  • ITB Berlin and IPK International: Germany’s outbound trips increases

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    Despite Germany’s already high volume in outbound trips, the figures have grown by a further two per cent. Following a slump in recent years, trips from Germany to Turkey recorded double-digit growth. According to the latest findings of the World …

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  • Marriott announces the opening of a new hotel in northern Germany

    Published on : Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Marriott International announces the opening of the Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, the second Courtyardby Marriott hotel in a major port city in northern Germany. The new 277-room hotel is located in the heart of Hamburg, within walking distance of …

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  • Courts give a nod to 48-hour strike, hundreds of Lufthansa flights cancelled

    Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2019

    A 48-hour strike has been announced by the Lufthansa cabin crew on Thursday which has forced to cancel 1,300 Lufthansa flights.     The airline has offered train tickets for travel within Germany to make up for hundreds of cancelled …

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  • Former Nazi bunker in Hamburg will soon become a hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    A former Nazi bunker in Germany’s most popular city, Hamburg, which was built by forced labourers during Second World War during Allied air raids in World War II, will soon become a house hotel guests.   The 136-room now Hamburg, …

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  • Egypt provides 15,000 new hotel rooms to restore tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    The chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation has revealed that between 10,000-15,000 new hotel rooms have been made available to tourists visiting Egypt this year in order to boost tourism.   The travel and tourism sector is an essential pillar …

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  • Former German bunker to be transformed into a luxury hotel

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    St. Pauli bunker in Germany is going to be transformed into a luxury hotel- nhow hotel.   The bunker was used for air defence during World War II. Around 30,000 Hamburg residents had taken shelter inside the bunker during the …

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  • Major transport disruption in Germany due to autumn storm

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

     Northern Germany was hit by a severe storm  dubbed as ‘Mortimer’ on Monday which led to travel chaos, fallen trees and flooding hitting the long-distance rail network in particular.   As a precautionary measure the rail operator Deutsche Bahn closed …

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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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  • Germany tourism contributes more than €105 billion to country’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The opening of the border between East and West Germany on 9 November 1989 created opportunities to travel the world more freely – and not just for East Germans. Millions of international tourists could now also explore and experience the …

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  • Germany to shine with Bauhaus Week Berlin 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    For the Bauhaus centenary countless players throughout Germany put together a program which allows the public to re-discover and re-connect with the work of this innovative school for design, architecture and applied arts – among them the city-wide festival “bauhaus …

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  • Incoming tourists into Germany registers significant growth

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    With an increase of 3.3 percent in June, German incoming tourism is continuing its steady growth. According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten …

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  • Georgia is a strategic tourist market for Germany

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Georgia is a strategic tourist market for Germany, and this was noted at a meeting of Head of Georgian National Tourism Administration Mariam Kvrivishvili with Ambassador of Germany to Georgia Hubert Knirsch.   At the meeting, activities of the German …

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  • Germany sees 23.8 million international overnight stays during the first quarter

    Published on : Friday, July 12, 2019

    Germany saw an increase in visitor despite Brexit decline and between the period from January to April according to the Federal Statistical Office in Germany there was 23.8 million international overnight stays ( in hotels and accommodation with at least …

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