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Welcome to Germany!

Welcome to Germany!

Photo: Historic Mainz is just a short tram ride away from Frankfurt/Main Airport (credit: Jochen Keute)

Germany’s popularity as a travel destination continues. In 2015 official statistics registered an increase of 13% more overnights stays from Ireland with a further upward trend in 2016. So let’s check out some of the reasons for this increased demand and how the Irish travel professional can turn knowledge to advantage.

First, German cities such as Berlin and Munich are still ‘hot’ destinations, but smaller towns – such as the ‘Historic Highlights of Germany’ – are increasingly popular due to their historic character and easy reach from major airports.

Find out more at www.germany.travel/cities where you can also download an eBrochure expanding on things to see and do in Germany.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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