Accommodation industry in Germany - Statistics & Facts
The accommodation industry represents one of the two pillars of the hotel and restaurant industry, besides commercial catering. It is divided into various types of business, according to the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA). The most widespread type of business is the classic hotel, offering a reception desk, services, daily room cleaning and at least one restaurant for hotel guests and passersby. Additional differentiation takes place between these types of accommodation: bed and breakfasts, hostels, holiday homes, campsites.
In recent years, revenue development in the German accommodation industry showed steady growth. Currently there are over 51 thousand open and running accommodation establishments in Germany, with roughly 424 million overnight stays recorded in 2014. Germany is among the ten leading travel destinations worldwide, besides France, Spain and the USA. The share of overnight stays by guests from abroad amounts to an average of roughly 18 percent in German accommodation establishments. Large cities in particular profit from this development. In 2014, roughly 12.5 million foreign guests spent the night in Berlin. In total, the accommodation establishments in the German capital counted almost 28.7 million overnight stays that year.
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