Facts & Figures - Tourism in Hamburg

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Tourism in the City of Hamburg has once again significantly increased in the first quarter of 2015.

The number of overnight stays has increased by 8.4 percent to a total of 2.47 million as the figures release by Statistikamt Nord (statistical office) show. The number of guests is 1.295 million which makes up a plus of 6.6 percent. Guests stayed 1.9 days on average. Roughly a fifths of overnight stays are of international guests, a plus of 10 percent.

Growth in Hamburg's tourism continued from 2014: a total of 6 million guests in the last year made for 12 million overnight stays. With an increase of 3.5 % 2014 was the thirteenth consecutive year of growth. Foreigner stays rose from January to December by more than 274,000 compared with the same period last year and recorded an plus of 10.3 %. Thus the share of overnight stays from abroad could be raised to 24.4 percent - the highest percentage since 1992. In total, Hamburg counted 2.9 million overnight stays from abroad in 2014. The occupancy rate of approximately 56,000 hotel beds located in Hamburg was an annual average of 78.9 percent. This puts Hamburg ahead of Munich (78 %) and Berlin (74.3 %), staying at the top position in Germany. The average room rate has risen by 4.1 % compared to the same period last year to 106.30 Euros. 

By the end of 2017 Hamburg will have opened 20 new hotels with 3,200 beds. In a European comparison Hamburg holds its top position in terms of overnight stays, staying competitive with other popular city break destinations in Europe. 

Comprehensive information for tourism development in Hamburg can be found on the website of Hamburg Tourism.

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