Boom or crisis?: So Hesse is to benefit from summer tourism

Satish Chowdhry operates for eleven years, a souvenir shop in Frankfurt: post cards, Eintracht scarves, Bembel, Frankfurt-books, sunglasses, umbrellas, and coun

Boom or crisis?: So Hesse is to benefit from summer tourism

Satish Chowdhry operates for eleven years, a souvenir shop in Frankfurt: post cards, Eintracht scarves, Bembel, Frankfurt-books, sunglasses, umbrellas, and countless other things he sold in his Shop on the Römerberg. However, currently the business is running bad. "Nothing's going on," he complains. "At the moment, I'm making a turnover of 20, 30 Euro of the day." Normal three - or four-digit amounts every day. The tourists from afar were missing: Asians, Americans, Russians, Latin Americans. The 64-year-old man hopes that the situation improved starting in September.

Like other large cities, sees Frankfurt after years of the tourism boom the country is now by means of the Corona of a crisis pass you by. "The subject of urban travel" have it hard, says Frankfurt's tourism chief Thomas Feda. "The people ask: Where can I travel safely, where I can travel carefree. Since you are not driving in a metropolis. Since, by nature, more is asked.“

for Ten years, the city tourism have recorded enormous growth rates, now gains more of the country. "For the cities, this is a Problem with it," Feda, especially since business travel is on the decline. Guests from America, Asia, and Arabia – otherwise, around a quarter of the visitors stay, the number of visitors from Europe at least, the vast majority are currently visitors from the Region.

"The days tourism is on the increase"

"The days tourism is on the rise," said Feda, "but not comparable with the volume of the last few years, estimated to be a maximum of half". Many of the Hotels have closed in Frankfurt and probably make up for the fall. "The forecasts are not optimistic: If we have 20 percent utilization, the lot."

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In a well-known and well-established regions, such as Willingen, the Edersee, in the Rheingau, or Parts of the Odenwald, the booking situation for the summer, says Julius Wagner, managing Director of the Hotel and restaurant Association (Dehoga). "In some Hotspots, it is now difficult to get any room. "Large parts of the country did not experience the big Run on Hesse, though." Wagner calls, therefore, to improve the tourism marketing for the lodging industry and the economic impact of tourism for Hesse is not to underestimate. Alone the hospitality industry with over 18,000 businesses and a total of 200,000 workers for about four percent of the gross domestic product in the state of Hesse and the industry in many rural regions, number one.

Edersee is becoming more and more popular

To the regions, and their popularity is due to the Corona-crisis awake, belongs to the North-Hessian Edersee. "It is a matter of fact, the people book reinforces vacation with us", says Claus Günther, CEO of the Edersee Touristic. Every day hundreds of requests for accommodation were received. But most of the time the callers have bad luck: In segments such as Camping and especially apartments – these make up the majority of the activities in the Region – giving it up for the summer holidays, hardly any free offers. However, the Hotels were well booked. Normally, three to four million day visitors per year visit the Edersee, there are around 700,000 overnight Stays. How many there are this year, you must show up.

the rush is taken mainly from German. Although the Region is also a popular destination for European neighbours such as the low countries, but since there is no increase in demand. According to Günther, the price level at the Edersee has not increased despite the demand. The guests expect in pandemic times, a relatively normal holiday activities such as summer toboggan run, mountain coaster, Tree-top walk and corn maze are open. Also on the water was "everything is possible," said Günther. The reservoir, which suffered in the past few years, a lack of water, is filled to 63 percent.

Date Of Update: 03 July 2020, 11:20

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