INDIAN TRAVELLERS LOVE GERMANY
Witnessing an astounding growth of 30 percent in visitor overnights in the month of May 2017, destination Germany emerges as one of the most favoured leisure destinations for Indian Travellers yet again
The Discover Germany Roadshow, an annual event for the GNTO in India was flagged off in Delhi on the 5th September. Owing to the growing interest from Indian operators, the roadshow saw the participation of two new German Partners this year namely Mc Arthur Glen Design Outlets (Factory Outlet Shopping Centres) and Vienna House (A Hotel Chain). The roadshow also saw repeat participation from several German Partners, including Maritim Hotels, KD German Rhine Line, Lufthansa German Airlines, Rail Europe, Cologne Tourism, Saxony Tourism and Stuttgart & SouthWest Germany. The partners were ecstatic to see the enthusiastic response from the travel fraternity in the city.
Romit Theophilus, Director Sales & Marketing, said "Year on year we have been noticing an increased interest from the Indian Travel trade in Destination Germany. This can be witnessed in the overwhelming response received by us at our roadshows. Furthermore we have witnessed a growth in the overall perception of Germany as a favoured leisure destination by the travellers, this is backed by the staggering increase in the number of Facebook fans for the Germany tourism Facebook page launched last year in February. Additionally the forecasted data from Airline seat load factors and our Overnight statistics prove that Germany is fast becoming one of the most sought after leisure destination for Indian travellers."
The core Marketing Theme for GNTO in 2017 has been "Germany- Palaces, Parks and Gardens." The other ancillary themes include Nature, Smart Luxury and Barrier Free Travel. The objectives of this year's core campaign has been to strengthen Germany's image as a leading destination for vacationers keen on exploring magnificent castles and Palaces across the country and its diverse cultural Heritage. Speaking on the topic Theophilus added "From enchanting Fairy-tale castles to stunning Parks and Gardens, destination Germany is sure to entice your senses. With each region offering a different sight to behold, the country is sure to appeal to the young and young at heart alike."
The roadshow which was conducted in New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai facilitated interactions between German partners and the Indian travel trade on latest offers, highlights and attractions for the Indian travellers.