The number of overnight stays in Brandenburg has dropped to 2007 levels, the Berlin-Brandenburg Statistics Office has revealed.
According to the authority, 3.2 million guests with ten million overnight stays were recorded in the region’s accommodation establishments in 2021 – 0.3 per cent fewer overnight stays than in 2020. The number is even lower compared to 2019 figures when no travel bans and other restrictions were imposed – declining by 27.7 per cent, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
However, the source shows that the number of foreign guests increased by 5.3 per cent in 2021, accounting for 168,000 of those, and overnight stays reached 521,000, about 6.6 per cent more than in 2020. Brandenburg town recorded a higher number of overnight stays spent than Berlin for the first time in 16 years.
On the other hand, the number of domestic guests dropped by 3.4 per cent (three million) and overnight stays by 0.6 per cent, accounting for 9.6 million.
Data also shows that Spreewald – the most popular destination for years has experienced evident losses in 2021, counting 53,300 fewer guests and 122,500 overnight stays spent. Meanwhile, Dahme Lake District scored the highest increases in guests, about 42,600 of those and 70,000 additional overnight stays compared to the corresponding time in 2020.
As per municipalities, the city of Potsdam welcomed the highest volume of guests for 2021 – 293,000 of those and 843,000 overnight stays spent. Rheinsberg and Burg also had a high number of overnight stays, 369,000 of those each.
Other municipalities with most overnight stays recorded in 2021 are as follows:
- Senftenberg (318,000)
- Templin (257,000)
- Bad Saarow (241,000)
- Schönefeld (239,000)
- Werder (226,000)
- Lübbenau (215,000)
- Brandenburg an der Havel (214,000)
- Grünheide (201,000)
Furthermore, the Statistics Office shows that by the end of December 2021, about 1,381 accommodation facilities with at least ten beds and 54 campsites were available for guests. The average occupancy of the beds over 2021 was 33 per cent, while in 2020 was set at 33.2 per cent and in 2019 reached 42.3 per cent.
Previously, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt recorded about 3.9 million passengers for the fourth quarter of 2021. Such figures had marked a significant surge of a total of 273 per cent, compared to the figures of the same period in the previous year, however, still far below pre-pandemic levels.
“The number of take-offs and landings increased by 126.3 per cent to 36,681 compared to the previous year. In the comparable period of 2019, there were still 64,804. At 3.9 million passengers, the number of passengers was not even half (47.0 per cent) the number of passengers in the fourth quarter of 2019. At that time, 8.4 million passengers were counted,” the press release of Berlin Brandenburg Airport revealed.
In addition, 9,819 tons of cargo and mail were carried during the fourth quarter of 2021, representing a 48.8 per cent increase compared to the same period 2020 rates. In the fourth quarter of 2019, 9,737 tons were transported.
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