SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com

HotelsCombined.com

March 18, 2010 00:25 ET

Where German Travelers Are Headed in 2010

HotelsCombined.de Reports the Top Ten Domestic and International Cities German Residents are Traveling to in 2010

BERLIN--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) - HotelsCombined -- the world's leading hotel search engine -- reports the top 10 domestic and international travel destinations for German residents in 2010. Statistics are based on the Web site's current booking leads for the upcoming year. Berlin and Hamburg top the list for domestic destinations while New York and London rank highest for international destinations.

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          Top 10 Domestic Destinations for German Travelers in 2010
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                      Average   Average     Percent of    Total Hotels on
         City        Room Rate Night Stay Domestic Travel HotelsCombined.de
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1. Berlin            EUR  80     2.5          8.2%             922
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2. Hamburg           EUR  81     2.1          6.0%             364
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3. Munich            EUR  88     2.2          4.3%             414
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4. Frankfurt am Main EUR  75     1.9          2.1%             252
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5. Cologne           EUR  91     2.1          1.1%             384
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6. Dresden           EUR  78     2.5          1.0%             194
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7. Leipzig           EUR  68     1.9          0.6%             111
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8. Duesseldorf       EUR  82     2.2          0.4%             257
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9. Stuttgart         EUR  86     1.9          0.4%             160
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10. Nuremberg        EUR  72     1.7          0.3%             150
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       Top 10 International Destinations for German Travelers in 2010
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                                            Percent of
                      Average   Average    International   Total Hotels on
        City        Room Rate Night Stay      Travel      HotelsCombined.de
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1. New York         EUR  116     5.1          5.1%             608
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2. London           EUR   90     3.5          4.0%           1,437
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3. Bangkok          EUR   52     3.6          3.1%             560
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4. Dubai            EUR  125     5.1          2.4%             407
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5. Paris            EUR   99     2.9          2.2%           1,740
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6. Prague           EUR   68     2.6          1.8%             785
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7. Vienna           EUR   84     2.9          1.3%             436
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8. Rome             EUR   91     3.7          1.2%           2,023
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9. Amsterdam        EUR   93     2.5          1.1%             397
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10. Barcelona       EUR   92     3.7          1.1%             797
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The largest metropolitan cities in Germany and around the world rank at the top of these lists, and travelers find the largest variety of hotel deals in these cities on HotelsCombined.de. In Berlin alone, travelers choose from 922 hotels on HotelsCombined.de, and in London, 1,437 hotels are available to choose from.

Berlin, Germany's number one destination for meetings and conventions is also the number one HotelsCombined.de destination for German travelers in 2010. According to the Berlin Tourismus Marketing, the number of visitors and events in Berlin continues to increase, an indicator that the global economy is on the rise.

New York City ranks as the number one international destination, indicating that a high average room rate does not deter Germans from visiting this city consistently ranked the number one travel destination worldwide.

Of the top 10 international destinations, seven of those cities are within Europe, indicating a strong desire among Germans to stay close to home.

One of the most budget friendly cities (Bangkok) and one of the highest cost destinations (Dubai) are both within the top five international destinations. HotelsCombined General Manager Michael Doubinski comments, "This indicates German travelers focus travel choices on the unique experience and not on the overall cost. However, due to the continually increasing number of visitors to our site, travelers are definitely still interested in hotel deals, and they can find both budget and luxury options at HotelsCombined.de."

Online media release with destination lists: http://www.hotelscombined.de/AboutUs/Press/WhereGermansAreHeaded2010.aspx

HotelsCombined is the world's leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains, including Expedia.de, Booking.de, Travelocity.de, FastBooking.de, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton Hotels, Carlson Hotels and Choice Hotels. For more information or to find unbeatable hotel deals, visit www.HotelsCombined.de.

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