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According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the tourism and travel industry accounts for around 10 percent of global GNP, seven percent of global exports and more than ten percent of jobs. The industry is large – and also has a noticeable impact on the environment. Globally, tourism accounts for around five percent of CO2 emissions.

Noting its longstanding relationship with the town of Vilshofen, Germany, AmaWaterways proudly joined with local dignitaries to celebrate the christening of the town’s new dock, ‘Donauwelle’ (Danube Wave), on March 26.

New figures released by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) show the country’s strategic approach to attracting overseas travellers and recovering international tourism is proving a success.

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has been named winner of the TOP 100 Innovator Award for its use of digital solutions such as its Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot and Augmented Reality (AR) filter.

Germany’s diverse mix of cultural, naturistic, and family-focused leisure attractions are proving to be a big hit with GCC tourists, with the European country recording a rise from the region for the first nine months of this year.


The in-person edition of ITB Berlin 2022 will not take place as originally planned. Owing to the latest developments and accompanying directives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Messe Berlin is unable to afford its exhibitors and partners the necessary planning certainty with the holding of an in-person ITB Berlin in early March.

International tourists have lauded Germany’s COVID-19 safety precautions with the country ranking lowest for risk of infection in a new survey, while more tourists are now staying in Germany for longer, according to new data.

Germany recently launched a global German.Spa.Tradition. campaign, on the back of increased demand for health and wellness retreats as travellers seek holidays that engage the body and mind, positioning Germany as a leading holiday destination with quality health and wellness activities.

A new partner has joined the cruise network, Cruise Baltic. It is a happy reunion, as Sassnitz has previously been a part of the network and has now returned. With this new German partner, the total number of cruise ports and destinations hits 32 – the highest ever.

The virtual Germany Travel Mart GTM 2021, organised by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), had come to a very positive conclusion following a meeting between trade professionals from around the globe.