Germany is bullish on 2017, officials with the German National Tourist Board said at a press luncheon last week in New York.
The country saw a record 75 million cumulative international overnight stays between January and November of 2016. That’s an increase of 1.4% compared to the previous year, despite factors such as Brexit and fear of terrorism.
The United States is the largest overseas source market for Germany’s tourism, with an increase of 2.5% compared to 2015. And with the strong dollar, Germany still remains an excellent value for money for American travelers; the average cost of a hotel room in Berlin, for example, is only $99.
In response to these numbers, Germany is continuing to make infrastructure developments. This year, more than 180 hotels will open. In addition, the ICE rail train will debut in December, transporting riders from Munich to Berlin in less than four hours.