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Source: Destatis Federal Statistical Office

Press release No. N 065 from October 14, 2020

81% of all overnight guests came from within Germany
In 2018, households in Germany spent an average of EUR 544 on accommodation services

WIESBADEN – For many regions abroad there are travel warnings or they have been declared risk areas. Domestic holiday destinations are likely to be all the more popular during the autumn holidays – despite the increasing number of infections in this country too. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the Black Forest was particularly popular with travelers a year ago: Compared to the other regions in Germany, the Black Forest had the highest number of overnight guests in October 2019 with around 877,000.

Most of the guests came from Germany in October 2019

The majority of the around 17.5 million guests who checked into Germany’s accommodation providers in October 2019 came from within Germany (81%). Most of the 3.4 million guests from abroad came from Switzerland (350,000), the Netherlands (321,000) and the United States (288,000).

After the Black Forest, most of the guests traveled to Bavaria’s state capital, Munich, where the Oktoberfest took place last year (815,000). A similar number of guests came to the Main and Taunus region, where the number of overnight guests was around 708,000.

One-week vacation trip was financially possible again for more people

The possibility of traveling, regardless of whether at home or abroad, is initially a financial question for many people. According to the results of the Income and Consumption Sample (EVS) 2018, households in Germany spent an average of 544 euros a year on accommodation services, i.e. overnight stays. Households with a monthly net income of EUR 5,000 or more spent more than five times as much (EUR 1,200) as those with an income of EUR 1,500 to EUR 2,000 (EUR 216). In the EU-wide household survey EU-SILC (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) from 2018, 13.6% of households in Germany also stated that they could not afford a one-week vacation trip. In 2017 the value was 15.3% and ten years earlier, in 2008, it was even 25.2%. In a European comparison, Germany was well below the EU-28 average of 28.5% in 2018.

Arrivals of guests in accommodation establishments, October 2019
Selected travel areas
Federal territory as a whole
17 456 948
Black Forest
877 233
State capital Munich
815 195
Main and Taunus
708 459
Stuttgart region
451 114
Northern Baden-Württemberg
396 155
Baltic Sea
382 894
Cologne and Rhein-Erft district
379 811
371 560
Ruhr area
348 307
Düsseldorf and the Mettmann district
302 188
Munich area
291 963
Lake Constance Upper Swabia
272 616
Lueneburg Heath
230 390
Mecklenburg Baltic Sea coast
226 454
Western Pomerania
225 118

Methodological note: Whether the arrivals are on vacation or business trips is not recorded separately in the statistics on guest overnight stays.

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