Germany recorded a growth of 12.8% in tourists coming from India during January-May 2017.
Romit Theophilus, Director, Sales and Marketing, German National Tourist Office (India) speaking at the Discover Germany roadshow held in Delhi said that Germany has had a phenomenal year so far and there has been around 329860 Indian visitors from Jan to May in Germany.
Theophilus said that, “We grew by 8.6 percent year on year and recorded over 413,000 overnights last year. By the end of this year, we hope to close nearly 800,000 overnights from India to Germany. We are on track to achieve our goal of a million Indian visitors to Germany by 2020 and hopefully receive 2 million Indian arrivals by 2030.”
Germany had especially been very popular for MICE and business travel from India, but lately, the destination has picked up for leisure travel as well.
“It is now a 50-50 split between MICE, business and leisure travellers from India, and we are hopeful that Germany will be seen as a choice destination for all segments,” he adds.