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.”