Germans holidayed more in 2019

More than three-quarters of Germans went on at least one holiday last year. Germany's own tourism branch is also seeing growth.

Germans holidayed more in 2019
dpa

Stuttgart (dpa) - German people went on holiday more frequently in 2019 than the previous year, according to a new study.

The number of holidays lasting at least five days rose slightly year on year to an estimated 71 million in 2019, according to data from the German Research Association for Holidays and Travel (FUR).

Total expenditure during those vacations was also up by 3 per cent, at around 73 billion euros (81 billion dollars).

More than three-quarters of Germans went on at least one holiday last year, the study's author, Martin Lohmann, said on Friday ahead of the opening of the CMT holiday exhibition in Stuttgart.

Germany's own tourism branch is also seeing growth, with around 495 million bookings recorded at hotels and other accommodations in the country last year.

This set a new record and was up 3.6 per cent on 2018. Most of the guests were Germans.