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Tourism industry in the capital region

With its central location in Europe, the city offers companies in the tourism industry outstanding potential for development.

Until the Corona pandemic 2020, the number of overnight stays in Berlin increased like hardly any other metropolis. In 2019 it was over 34 million - a record result! With an annual turnover of around 11.5 billion Euro and around 235,000 full-time employees, the tourism industry was one of the city’s most important economic sectors.

In 2020, the German capital recorded a pandemic-related decrease in visitors of around two thirds. Nevertheless, Berlin has firmly established itself among the top three of the most popular European city trip destinations and was able to hold third place in 2020 after London and Paris.

approx.12million overnight stays (- 64%)corresponds to30%international,70%nationalapprox.5million visitors (- 65%)of whichinternational approx.1.3 million(- 77%),national approx.3.7 million(- 57%)Most foreign visitors came fromthe UK, Netherlandsand SpainLoss of revenuedue to Coronaapprox.6.7billion euros(Source: visitBerlin, 2021 - Data refer to 2020)

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