German tourism plans mega presence at ATM
Dubai, May 3, 2014
German National Tourist Office (GNTO) is all set to showcase its travel and tourism opportunities at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014 show in Dubai.
A local affiliate of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) in the Gulf region, GNTO said the move comes following a hugely successful participation last year.
"The ATM is a significant event in the arena of international travel and tourism in the Middle East and it will be a great opportunity for us and our partners to participate in it this year," remarked Maria Amaral, the manager of the marketing & sales office (GCC) at the German National Tourist Office in Gulf region.
"The ATM provides us the link to set up friendly ties with the GCC countries through travel and tourism. Last year, the event gave us the necessary boost to promote exciting travel and tourism opportunities with representatives of the tourist and travel industry in the Middle East. We are looking forward to greater interaction and better business options with the industry representatives of the region," she added.
According to her, the Destination Germany offers a variety of travel packages and some great deals that visitors to the country can choose from to suit their budget and requirement.
"Finding the perfect accommodation is also not a problem. Families can avail the benefit of Vacation homes for a 'Home away from Home' experience or go in for a stylish vacation by choosing a luxury accommodation in an exotic castle or palace or maybe a villa in an enchanting environment. For the young traveller there are guest houses and youth hostels, while the adventurous young Arab can choose to stay at campsites according to his budget," she added.
With more than 1.5 million overnight stays by tourists from the Gulf region in 2013, which is an all-time record according to the figures supplied by the Federal Statistical Office, Arab travel to Germany has provided a 20 per cent year-on-year growth for the industry in the country.
"The GCC being Germany's fourth largest non-European market source, GNTO's participation in the ATM brings to enthusiastic Arab tourists varied travel options to the country. Our participation in the ATM this year serves to focus on families and young Arab travellers,” stated Amaral.
Germany, she stated, had an abundance of historical and architectural monuments to attract visitors from all over the world.
"Be it the military structures of Ancient Rome, Gothic structures, the princely houses of Baroque architecture or the landscapes of Classicism, Germany has them all. “But Germany is not all history and architecture alone," observed Amaral.
“The country has several natural and picturesque parks and river valleys that make Arab visitors of all age fall madly in love with it. Not to forget the numerous attractive shopping facilities and malls, dream-like nature of the German cities, amusement parks and the moderate climate. All this make travelling to destination Germany an enjoyable experience for young people, and also an ideal place for a family holiday,” she added.-TradeArabiaNews Service