"In 2018, 10,149,671 overnight stays (+ 6.3%) and 5,934,778 million overnight stays (+ 5.9%) were recorded in Frankfurt am Main. Thus, the 10 million overnight stay limit was exceeded for the first time last year. Big congresses and successful fairs, thriving businesstravel and a growing leisure business brought Frankfurt dream results, "said Mayor Feldmann.

"The tourism industry in Frankfurt am Main is still on record. Frankfurt am Main is now booking the ninth overnight record in a row, "Feldmann said happily at the presentation of the official guest and overnight stays in 2018." The figures show that we are on the right track with our efforts and investments in the tourism location. ". Together with Thomas Feda, Managing Director of the Tourismus + Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main (TCF), Feldmann presented the evaluations, background information and analyzes of the statistics.

"Restricting tourism marketing to a few source markets is almost impossible for Frankfurt am Main, as diverse is the origin of our guests. That's why we have to be present in many international markets and to further intensify our marketing activities using funds from the tourism contribution, "explained TCF Managing Director Feda.

Both in the domestic market with 3.4 million guests (+ 6.2%) and 5.6 million overnight stays (+ 5.1%) as well as in the foreign market with 2.5 million guests (+ 5.6%) and 4.5 million overnight stays (+ 8%), peak values ​​were achieved.

A cumulative total of 1.2 million guests (+ 9.9%) from the European markets generated 2.2 million overnight stays (+ 11.1%). Important European source markets such as Italy (203,993 overnight stays, + 18.4%), Spain (212,951 overnight stays, + 21,1%) and France (154,096 overnight stays, + 5,4%) are showing above-average growth. The strongest European source market with 332,867 overnight stays (+ 10.5%) remains the UK.

The overseas markets also ensured strong growth in 2018. With a total of 2.4 million overnight stays (+ 5.3%) from overseas, the United States with 649,927 overnight stays (+ 7.3%) and by far the largest contingent. Followed by China with 340,268 overnight stays (+ 8.4%). The Indian market, with 126,517 overnight stays (+ 13.8%), also achieved peak values. The Arab Gulf States were again able to record growth compared to previous years: 219,408 overnight stays (+ 3.6%).

"The figures impressively demonstrate our host qualities in Frankfurt and illustrate the importance of the hotel and catering industry for the tourism and congress location," concluded Feda.

The Frankfurt hotel market is one of the fastest growing in Europe. With 298 accommodation establishments (+18) and 56,092 beds (+ 8.3%), the offer also continued to increase in 2018. "In recent years there have been many exciting new openings: special concepts, top locations, luxury segment, middle class or budget hotels. The Frankfurt hotel market is extremely dynamic and there are also some openings this year. The attraction for hotel operators and investors remains nonetheless. The potential is there, "said the Lord Mayor. Bed occupancy is 49.6%. The length of stay has increased slightly to 1.71 days.

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