The Berlin-Brandenburg Statistical Office revealed through its latest Tourism Overview that the number of guests accommodated during the first nine months of 2021 decreased by 20.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Although during the first three quarters of 2021, accommodation establishments in Berlin counted a total of 3.1 million guests with 8.5 million overnights, the numbers are still relatively low compared to the same period in 2019 due to travel restrictions that have been imposed around the world. The world is working to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its new strains.
“In the first nine months of 2021, accommodation establishments in Berlin counted 3.1 million guests with 8.5 million overnights. This is 20.6 percent less overnight than in the same period last year,” the Statistical Office Berlin-Brandenburg said in a statement.
Back in 2019, when there were no entry restrictions, the number of overnight stays in Berlin accommodation establishments was 66.9 percent higher than it is now. This indicates that travel restrictions have greatly affected the tourism sector, TheSchengen.com reports.
Through the same audit, the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office reported that a significant decrease in the number of guests and overnight stays from home and abroad was recorded. The number of domestic guests decreased by 25.0 percent over the year, indicating that only 2.4 million guests visited the region as of the end of September.
Regarding the accommodation of domestic inmates, the Census Bureau revealed that the number fell by 14.1 percent to 6.3 million.
As for international guests, the numbers showed that the number of arrivals from abroad fell during this period by 43.1 percent to 680,000. Moreover, the number of overnight stays of travelers from abroad decreased by 34.6 percent to 2.2 million.
Moreover, when it comes to capacity, at the end of September 2021, the state of Berlin counted 711 accommodation facilities with at least ten beds and nine camping sites at guests’ disposal.
The average household occupancy rate was 25.9 percent over the course of the year. On the other hand, the occupancy rate during the same period in 2020, was 31.0 percent, while in 2019 it was 63.4 percent.
Earlier, the German National Tourism Board revealed through a report that Germany has seen an increasing growth in the demand for international tourism. By July 2021, the number of international flights arriving in Germany had increased to about a quarter compared to the pre-pandemic period, indicating that more people decided to travel to the country.
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