The Federal Statistical Office released recent data related to tourism in Germany revealing that 6 percent more overnight stays were recorded in July 2021 compared to July 2020. Compared to July 2019, however, the accommodation establishments recorded 18 percent fewer overnight stays.
A total of 48.2 million overnight stays by domestic and foreign guests were recorded. The establishments have benefited from the fact that the corona-related accommodation ban for privately traveling guests was gradually lifted from May 2021, as the Federal Office explained.
According to the report, the number of overnight stays by domestic visitors rose by 7 percent to 43.6 million compared to July 2020. Compared to July 2019, however, the number of overnight stays was 8.6 percent lower.
Overnight stays by guests from abroad were even more significantly below the pre-crisis level - here the drop was 58.7 percent. Overnight stays by foreign travelers also declined compared to July 2020, falling 2.7 percent to 4.6 million.
From January to July 2021, lodging establishments recorded a total of 124.5 million overnight stays. This was 23.4 percent less than in the same period last year. The data from the Federal Office on tourism in Germany refers to hotels, guesthouses, vacation accommodation or campsites with at least ten beds or pitches.