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In July 2015, Germany’s incoming tourism achieved yet another record result by generating 10.3 million overnights stays.All in all, the Federal Statistical Office registered 44.7 million overnights in accommodation facilities of at least ten beds between January and July.That’s 2.4 million more overnight stays than during the same period last year, an increase of 5.6 percent.

The United Kingdom contributed more than 200,000 extra overnights alone.Petra Hedorfer, chief executive, German National Tourist Board, discussed the numbers: “Since November 2009, Germany’s incoming tourism has only been seen to go one way: up.

“Germany’s popularity as a travel destination is growing stronger than the average, which is highlighted in July’s numbers that represent a growth of over nine percent to 10.3 million overnight stays by international visitors.”Looking at absolute numbers, China contributed the biggest share during the first seven months of the year, registering 313,000 additional overnights.

A total of 1.4 million overnight stays were generated by travellers from China, which gets the source country ever closer to the top ten incoming markets.The Arab Golf States contributed an extra 194,000 overnights.