(ffm) It was a strong month, and so November is recorded as the month with 847.530 overnight stays (up 4.3 per cent on the same period last year) and 514,772 overnight visitors (up 3.8 per cent), November will go down in the statistics as the month with the highest number of visitors to date. The month was marked by good conference and corporate business as well as a continued rise in the private travel market. Trade fairs such as "Formnext" and "Health Ingredients" also contributed to the positive result.
In total, 9.4 million overnight stays (+ 7.1 percent compared to the same period last year) and 5.5 million overnight guests (+ 6.6 percent) were recorded from January to November. The length of stay remained constant at 1.7 days, with the length of stay of guests from abroad increasing from an average of 1.78 days to 1.82 days. In terms of overnight stays, both the domestic market (+ 6.1 percent) and the slightly stronger foreign market (+ 8.3 percent) maintained their positive momentum. 45 percent of all overnight stays are made by foreign guests and 55 percent by guests from Germany. In terms of overnight stays by guests, Frankfurt thus once again presents itself as the most international city in Germany. It is still very likely that Frankfurt exceeded the 10 million mark in overnight stays for the first time in 2018.
The bed occupancy rate is constant at 50.4 percent, which corresponds to an actual room occupancy rate of ROUND 70 percent. The number of lodging establishments increased from 278 to 297 compared to the same period last year, and the number of beds increased from 51,618 to 55,597 (+7.7 percent).
In addition, it is worth drawing attention to the following figures:
- The largest foreign source market, the USA, shows a large volume with 599,308 overnight stays and continues to grow strongly (+ 7.5%).
- Major European foreign markets such as Spain (+ 23.6%), the UK (+ 11.2%) and Italy (+ 20.8%) are showing particularly strong double-digit growth.
- The important overseas markets are also developing mainly positively: India (+ 14.3 %), China (+ 8.3 %), Japan (+ 6.2 %) and the Arab Gulf States (+4.4 %).
- Southeast European markets continue to grow particularly strongly: Hungary (+ 25.8%), Bulgaria (+ 22.3%), Slovenia (+ 37.9%) and Ukraine (+ 58.7%)