In the business travel segment, which accounts for around 30 per cent of all trips to Germany from abroad, the issue of environmental sustainability is becoming increasingly important to decision-makers and event organisers. According to the German Meetings and Events Barometer, 65 per cent of event planners think the importance of green meetings will either increase or stay the same.
Germany is already responding to this demand with an excellent range of facilities and services. A study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has shown that ten of the 18 conference locations in Europe with an above-average commitment to sustainability are in Germany. What's more, the infrastructure in Germany is exceptionally good. Travelling to and around our country at the heart of Europe is easy and efficient, thanks to more than 40 airports, 12,700 kilometres of autobahn and a rail network of nearly 35,000 kilometres.