Reuters.com reports that the head of TUI Germany, Mr. Volker Boettcher revealed that TUI expect a record breaking increase of 4.8 million long-distance trips from Germany in 2010. He also noted that key focus of the company will be to increase and develop the growth of long-distance trips for upto 2020.
He also noted in the interview to the Focus Magazine, that TUI group will be targeting couples and older age groups in developing their packages in the future.
Rewe group; German’s third-largest tour operator said they also see an increase in demand for the travel this year from last December onwards. Mr. Norbert Fiebig, in an interview to Wirtschaftswoche magazine noted that the number of bookings for this summer has increased compared to the same period last year.
He also noted that if we are to maintain quality and sustainability in tourism; we have to stop reducing prices, except with the special offers only during selected periods.
This would certainly mean a positive tourism growth to the Maldives from the German market.
Maldives recorded 67,478 tourists for the month of January 2010 making it the strongest month in tourist arrivals for the past five-year period. Overall all the European markets did well and Germany had a growth of 9.8% with 5,890 arrivals.