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German tourists ditch Greece, opt for Turkey, Italy and Spain instead

German tourists will be in short supply in Greece this summer as less than one percent have made plans to visit the debt-hit country this season, according to a report released Wednesday in Hamburg.

Large group of German press visited Seychelles

DERTOUR, one of the known German tour operators and now a reference brand in holiday offers to Seychelles, joined forces with the Seychelles Tourist Office in Frankfurt, Germany, to get a large group

Why Germans get their lounge chairs and beach towels first

Germans sleep less and get up earlier than the British, according to a new study which suggests why holidaymakers from Germany get their beach towels on sunloungers first.

Minister: German tourists afraid to come to Greece

German tourists are "afraid" to come to Greece due to widespread anger at EU-mandated austerity cuts that have left the country in a deep recession, the Greek culture minister said on Monday.

120 tourists evacuated from Austrian ski resort fire

Some 120 mostly Dutch and German tourists were forced to evacuate their hotel in the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm when a fire broke out on Christmas Day.

Germans want parity with Brits on visa rules

PANAJI - German tourists visiting Goa want parity with their UK counterparts regarding relaxation in the mandatory two-month cooling period required between subsequent visits to India.

German tourists stranded on a flood plain for 48 hours

Four German tourists stranded on a flood plain for 48 hours after their four-wheel-drive vehicle was bogged have said they thought they would die on the remote Territory stretch.

Germany paints glowing picture of holiday in Seychelles

Clever Reisen has come out with glowing accounts of a Seychelles dream holiday.

Saudi Arabia affirms itself as key market for German tourism

At the Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF), Germany highlights the prime role of the Saudi market for its tourist industry

Tourists fined for chasing Grizzlies near Lake Louise

A group of German tourists who chased a grizzly bear and her two cubs in Lake Louise, Alta., were fined $750.

German tourists injured in Belfast bus attack

Three German tourists have been injured after a coach was stoned in east Belfast.The vehicle was attacked on the King's Road, in the city at about 2130 BST on Monday.

Klaus Laepple: Crisis or no crisis, German tourists will flock to...

BERLIN - THE economic and fiscal crisis engulfing Greece will not prevent hordes of German holidaymakers flocking there this year, the head of Germany's tourism board predicted on Tuesday.

German tourists killed in car-train collision in Egypt

Three German tourists were killed when their car collided with a freight train near the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Safaga, the official MENA news agency reported.

Thai minister says tourist did not die from H1N1

BANGKOK - A German tourist who died in Thailand this week after falling ill with a fever did not have the H1N1 flu virus, Thailand's public health minister said on Tuesday.

California pushes for more German tourists

The California Travel and Tourism Commission unveiled a new German Web site to attract more German-speaking travelers to the Golden State.

German tourists take clothes off in Brazilian airport

SAO PAULO — Two German tourists have been detained for taking their clothes off in the lobby of a Brazilian airport, authorities said Tuesday.

Euro adoption in Slovakia attracting German tourists

Bratislava - Slovakia's entry to the Eurozone increased its attractiveness for Germans, the Slovak Tourism Agency (SACR) has said after the International Tourism Fair CTM in Stuttgart that took place

Kurdish rebels release kidnapped German tourists

Turkey's foreign ministry says Kurdish rebels have released three German tourists who were kidnapped earlier this month in the east of the country.

Three German tourists drown while canyoning in France

Paris - Three German tourists were killed in south-eastern France when they were trapped by rising waters while canyoning, police said Thursday.The three victims, two young women and their guide, were climbing in a river gorge when they were swept away by waters swollen by a recent storm.Nine other members of their group, all aged between 25 and 35, were rescued.

Germans told how to avoid British tourists

Germany's biggest-selling newspaper has printed a guide to help readers going abroad to avoid British tourists.Bild's contribution to the annual battle of the beach loungers was sparked when a British holidaymaker, David Barnish, was awarded £750 in compensation after suing his travel company over a vacation at a resort filled with Germans.

Tunisia plans to boost number of German tourists

Tunisian tourist officials aim to "re-conquer" the German market which has a slump of 6% in 2007. On his part, Tunisia's tourism Minister Khelil Lajimi has told the official Tunisian Press Agency (TAP) that “we shall re-conquer the German market with the means available to us”.

Kenya – Industry Loses German Tourists

More than 50 per cent of German tourists who were to visit the country have diverted to other destinations.An office manager with a travel Agency in Germany, Mr Christian Moeckel, said reports of caused the change in holiday destinations. Moeckel, who arrived from Germany on Monday, said travel agents are finding it difficult to convince tourists to come to Kenya.