New Delhi, Aug 4 (Agency) As the global tourism industry makes a recovery post Covid, India has recorded an impressive y-o-y increase of 214 per cent in Germany. At its annual conference of the German National Tourist Office (GNTO), India shared the travel trend analysis (globally and for the Indian market). Germany, now the fifth most popular travel destination in the world behind Spain, Italy, France and Greece, was also ranked number one in the world in the ‘Nations Brand Index Ranking 2021’ (for the fifth time in a row). “As far as Indian Travellers are concerned, every month we see a jump in tourist arrivals.
In January there were 20,185, in February 42,965, in March 74,905, in April 111,771 and in May 161,373,” said Romit Theophilus, Director of GNTO. Recognising the rising demand for experiential tourism from the Indian market, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is debuting the brand-new campaign showcasing nature and cultural tourism in all its facets that focuses on highlighting sustainable tourism attractions and open-air activities. Talking about Germany as a preferred travel destination, Theophilus said: “Eight hours gate-to-gate and with multiple daily flight routes from India to cities such as Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Germany has long been favoured by the Indian traveller. “An increase in travellers is expected this festive period in light of the relaxation of Covid-19 requirements. All travellers can now visit regardless of vaccination status and without the need for a negative test.”