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DER Touristik CEO Says 2019 ‘Super Year for Greece’



The Greek island of Samos, as well as Rhodes, Kos and Crete, will be the top destinations for DER Touristik clients in 2019, said René Herzog, company CEO for Central Europe, adding that 2019 promises to be the “year of Greece”.

Frankfurt-based travel company DER Touristik is a member of REWE Group, which also represents operators Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen and ADAC Reisen, as well as package tour operators ITS, Jahn Reisen, Travelix and clevertours.

In an interview to German travel magazine Touristik Aktuell, Herzog explains that Greece will be winning over the crowds due to its value-for-money summer holiday options, and added that another advantage is Greece’s “fine stable weather”.

Chania Crete

Chania, Crete

According to Herzog, DER Touristik has already begun its bookings for the summer ahead thanks to friendly rates and high quality hotels, and adds that he expects it to be “a super summer 2019”.

DER Touristik is a market leader in German-speaking countries with around 2,100 own and cooperating travel agencies, online platform DER.COM, FCm Travel Solutions, hotel brands and destination agencies.

In Greece it operates 14 family hotels and 43 adult-only facilities, which account for 15 percent of the company’s total of 282.

Besides Greece, other destinations in demand next summer according to Herzog, are Tunisia and Egypt, and in terms of long-haul trips: South Africa and Namibia.

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