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  • Latest surveys and average statistics for camping sites

    Latest surveys and average  statistics for camping sites

    In the summer of 2019, in order to gain a more recent overview of the camping market and its economic importance for Germany as a travel destination, the tourism research organisation Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Institut für Fremdenverkehr (dwif) and GfK published their findings based on a 2018 caravan holiday survey. In its ’Camping Compass 2019’, the ADAC’s camping platform Pincamp has information on the average travel behaviour of German holiday campers.

    “Camping is currently booming in Germany“, says Uwe Frers, managing director of Pincamp.  “For many, the big advantages are flexibility, being close to nature, and sustainable travel.“ Glamping, a new trend, has brought comfort and luxury to camping sites. High-class bungalows, spacious mobile homes, safari tents with a touch of the wild about them, treehouses, barrel-shaped houses, construction trailers and growing numbers of well-appointed mobile homes and caravans are opening this market up to a wider audience. There is no exact definition of glamping.

    For Daniel Onggowinarso, the managing director of the caravanning association ’Caravaning Industrie Verband’ (CIVD), “the conventional stereotype of camper vans and caravans as something for older people and pensioners is now clearly a thing of the past. Young people in particular and high earners are fascinated with caravanning.“ They appreciate being independent, spontaneous, flexible and making their own decisions. In Germany, registrations of new mobile homes have been witnessing high double-digit growth for some time now.

    Last year, turnover from camping and caravan tourism boosted the German economy by 14 million euros. This statistic was published by the dwif in its...

  • Were it not for the fact that Oman has been in the catalogues of German tour operators for decades, against the backdrop of the current climate debate and talk about authentic travel and sustainability one might think they had only just discovered this tr

    Were it not for the fact that Oman has been in the catalogues of German tour operators for decades, against the backdrop of the current climate debate and talk about authentic travel and sustainability one might think they had only just discovered this travel destination. Product managers are unanimous in their praise for the partner country of ITB. In response to questions ahead of ITB Berlin 2020 they all describe Oman as a premium destination exuding, in the words of Heiko Blattler, Gebeco’s Orient/North Africa manager, the “charm of the unknown.” That is what makes the sultanate on the Arabian peninsula so attractive, especially for younger people, he says.

    According to the travel experts Oman, “Orient for beginners“ and “a place one can truly relax”, amazes practically “everyone eager to explore this region, with its blend of fascinating culture and spectacular natural attractions.“ “After a six and a half hour flight, visitors can delve into a completely different world“, is how Silke Lukas, product manager at Boomerang, describes the sultanate, which has been diplomatically and wisely governed by the same sultan since 1970.

    Exploring Arabia like a boutique

    Other things that surprise the visitor are how the traditional lifestyle blends with a carefully managed, organic transition to modernity. “This country, with a culture and lifestyle that has nothing to do with mass tourism destinations“, boasts a wide range of attractions and contrasts, says Tobias Büttner, managing director of Geoplan, as well as a “spectacular natural landscape that takes many by surprise“, adds Jana Hake, product manager at SKR. Heiko Blattler: “Rugged mountain ranges with deep ravines, uninhabited deserts, fertile and evergreen oases, seasonal rivers and miles of...

  • ITB Berlin partners with Connect Thrive Summit

    ITB Berlin partners with Connect Thrive Summit

    ITB Berlin recently showed its colours at an important LGBT+ event with its involvement in the Connect Thrive Summit. This event, whose focus is on the North American market, gathered leading players from the travel, sports and entertainment industries in the US, Canada and Central America and took place for the first time in early October in San Francisco, California. Representing ITB Berlin was Thomas Bömkes, founder and managing director of Diversity Tourism, who has been a consultant to the show in LGBT+ matters for many years.

    Bömkes also attended the Connect Thrive Summit as a speaker and afterwards announced that the partnership would expand. The aim is for the event’s organisers to contribute to the LGBT Presentation Corner and Global LGBT Leadership Summit at ITB 2020, thus targeting partners in North America. As regards the actual event, ITB Berlin’s LGBT+ consultant was very impressed. According to the expert the panels included high-profile attendees.

    Messe Berlin and ITB Berlin’s commitment to diversity is well established, and this segment has been a firm part of the show since 2010. Traditionally, its mainstays include the LGBT+ Travel Pavilion, which features the largest display of its kind at any fair worldwide, the annual LGBT+ Media Brunch, the ITB Gay Party Night and the presentation of the LGBT+ Pioneer Award for outstanding community engagement.

    ITB Berlin campaigns globally for diversity and against discrimination 365 days a year. For example, it is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the world’s leading LGBT+ travel association, and actively supports the affiliated IGLTA Foundation as a...

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