Tourism in Germany is picking up again. This was revealed by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), which recorded 25.1 million overnight stays in March, with a growth of 175.7% compared to the same period last year, when specific restrictions were in place for travelers. This figure still represents a +58.8 percent compared to 2020, when the coronavirus epidemic was in its infancy. If you compare the current numbers with those of 2019, the decline is still evident (23.7 percent), but the trend is definitely pointing upwards.
In this context, campsites (which accounted for 2.8 per cent of overnight stays in Germany in March) stand out for being the only type of accommodation that sees results superior to those of the pre-pandemic period, with a significant increase of 39.1 percent compared to 2019. This is an important signal, which is a prelude to a summer in which outdoor tourism, also thanks to the good trend in registrations of recreational vehicles, could score numbers never seen before.
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