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An economic factor for Berlin – the tourism and convention industry

Study "Tourism Satellite Account", TSA for short, by DIW Econ.

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For Berlin, the tourism and congress industry is an enormous economic factor: In 2019 - before the Corona pandemic - tourism consumption by Berlin visitors amounting to 16.9 billion euros led to a direct gross value added of 6.8 billion euros (in comparison, the construction industry: 5.9 billion euros). This corresponds to 4.8 percent of Berlin's total economic output. Each German overnight visitor to Berlin spends 206.25 euros a day, international guests 200.70 euros, and congress visitors as much as 240 euros. Numerous industries and the capital's labor market benefit from this: around 188,000 people make their living from tourism. That is 9.1 percent of all people employed in Berlin.

These key figures on tourism as an economic factor for Berlin come for the first time from the new "Tourism Satellite Account Analysis" or "Tourism Satellite Account", or TSA for short, of DIW Econ, a subsidiary of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. The TSA analysis is a new, internationally recognized survey that enables comparability with other cities and countries. Due to changes in methodology, comparisons with the surveyed figures from previous years are not possible. Details here.

Arbeitsplätze für Berlin
© visitBerlin/ TSA

Numerous industries and the capital's labor market benefit: Around 188,000 people made their living from tourism. That is 9.1 percent of all people employed in Berlin.

 

Ausgaben der Berlin-Besucher*innen
© visitBerlin/TSA

Each German overnight visitor to Berlin spends 206.25 euros per day, international guests 200.70 euros, and congress visitors as much as 240 euros.

These key figures on tourism as an economic factor for Berlin are taken for the first time from the new "Tourism Satellite Account" (TSA) analysis by DIW Econ, a subsidiary of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. The TSA analysis is a new, internationally recognized survey that enables comparability with other cities and countries. However, due to changes in methodology, comparisons with the surveyed figures on Berlin's tourism as an economic factor from previous years are not possible. Details in the report.

 

 

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