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According to the results on tourism expenditure from major outbound markets, reported in the latest World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer, 2016 marked an increasing demand for international tourism across the world, with many source markets demonstrating a double-digit growth in spending.

In light of the 200 year anniversary of the invention of the bicycle, The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced a line-up of events throughout the year to celebrate this historic occasion.

Airbus Group will change its stock market listing name to Airbus this month.

In a bid to attract more visitors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Desert Adventures Tourism, part of Kuoni's Destination Management Specialists division, has appointed Discover The World's German branch as its representative in the German-speaking market.

The 51st edition of ITB Berlin show was successfully brought to an end, after more than 10,000 exhibitors from 184 countries and regions displayed their products and services on 1,092 stands covering 160,000m² between March 08 – 12.

Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the expansion of its development agreement with GS Star, to enhance its European offering with the addition of Super 8-branded hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

Following the success of 2016, when more than 100 hotels joined its network, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of eight new addresses within the Holiday Inn brand family in Germany.

In 2016, Austrian Airlines carried 11.4 million passengers, corresponding to a year-on-year rise of 5.1 percent.

In the first 10 months of 2016, the upward trajectory of tourist arrivals to Cyprus continued, with a year-on-year jump of 20.3 percent, bringing the total for the period to 2,974,412.

Vienna achieved 14.96 million visitor bednights in 2016, an increase of 4.4 percent over 2015 figures.