Three percent more overnight stays in August 2007

According to preliminary figures by the Federal Statistical Office hotels with at least nine beds as well as camping sites in Germany registered a total of 44.6 million overnight stays in August this year. Compared to August 2006 this corresponds to an increase by 3%. Compared to July this year the number of overnight stays did not change.

The number of overnight stays by German guests increased by 3% to 37.9 million since August 2006 while the number of overnight stays by guests from abroad rose by 4% to almost 6.7 million in this same period.

The number of guests spending a night in hotels increased by 4% to 22.9 million since August 2006, while the number of guests to rehab and other hospitals increased by 3% to 4.1 million. For all other kinds of accomodation such as camping sites, holiday flats as well as recreation homes and holiday homes the number of guests increased by 2% to 17.6 million.

Big cities are still attractive to visitors: in cities with more than 100 000 inhabitants the number of overnight stays increased by 8% in August this year as compared to August last year. In all other communities this number rose by 2%.

For the period from January to August 2007 the total number of overnight stays amounted to 247.2 million thereby surpassing last year´s number by 3%. From this number 209.8 million were accounted for by German guests (+3%) and 37.4 million by guests from abroad. GERMAN