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Internal tourism 2018: overnight stays at record high for the ninth time in a row

In 2018 there were 477.6 million overnight stays of visitors from Germany and abroad in accommodation establishments. Based on provisional results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 4% compared with 2017. For the ninth time in a row, the number of overnights was up and reached a new record high. The number of overnight stays of visitors from abroad rose 5% to 87.7 million in 2018 year on year, while those of visitors from Germany increased 4% to 389.9 million.

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Turnover in accommodation and food service activities in November 2018 in real terms: +2.5% to November 2017

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), turnover in the German accommodation and food service activities in November 2018 increased by 2.5% in real terms and by 5.0% in nominal terms compared with the corresponding month of the previous year.

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Minimum wage: employment in accommodation and food service activities continues to increase

Employment has continued to grow steadily in accommodation and food service activities. In 2015, the number of people employed full-time increased by 1.5% year-on-year, while the number of part-time employed rose by 1.8%. Concerns that the introduction of the statutory minimum wage of 8.50 euros as of 1 January 2015 could lead to job losses in accommodation and food services have not been substantiated.

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Key figures

Accommodation food services activities 2016
Total turnover in accommodation and food service activities€ 89 bn
Tourism 2017
Bed places3.6 mn
Overnight stays459.5 mn

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