Double-digit growth rates for foreign guests

Successful start of year for Berlin tourism

Berlin, 11 March 2011. Berlin Tourism continues its successful course. 562,400 guests came to the German capital in January (+6.5%), as many as never before in this month. They spent 1,221,600 nights in the metropolis (+4.6%). These are the results of the visitor statistics published today by the Statistics Office of Berlin Brandenburg.

“Even in a month with traditionally low visitor numbers Berlin has recorded further growth,” says visitBerlin-CEO Burkhard Kieker. “The numbers reflect a strong demand which we also perceive at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB).”

In January the increase in international guests was unusually strong. 183,600 foreign visitors were counted. This corresponds to a 17% growth versus the same prior year month. The number of room nights rose by 12.6% to 470,200. The German capital was particularly popular in January with guests from Poland (+45.7%), Russia (+45.4%) and the USA (+15.1%).

In January 747 accommodation providers were available to Berlin visitors (+2.9%).

With 2.2 days the average duration of stay remained unchanged versus the comparable prior year period.

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