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Cologne’s convention and congress market passed the four million participant threshold Cologne’s convention and congress market passed the four million participant threshold

Cologne Celebrates Record-Breaking 2017

2017 was a record-breaking year for Cologne, Germany’s tourism industry, welcoming a total of 3.59 million arriving guests and 6.24 million overnight stays, according to Cologne Tourist Board.

There were 7.3 percent more arrivals and 8.1 percent more overnight stays compared to 2016, official registration records show. International visitors represented an 8.9 percent increase of arrivals and a 9.2 percent increase of overnight stays.

The further expansion of Cologne’s hotel market has been a topic of discussion for quite some time and a cooperative project has been launched by relevant stakeholders. In addition, its events and dining tourism markets continue to develop towards a positive direction.

“The remarkable increase in visitors from abroad testifies to Cologne’s huge appeal as a travel destination,” outlined Josef Sommer, CEO, Cologne Tourist Board. “As trendsetters and networkers, we will work together with the relevant players to further enhance the quality of Cologne as a travel destination, thus helping to shape the positive image of our city.”