Düsseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
International travel to Düsseldorf -- one of the hottest new city destinations in Germany -- keeps breaking record after record. A new online training program by the city’s tourism office, Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism, helps travel trade professionals learn more about the many delightful qualities of this city on the Rhine and increase their leisure and business travel business.
The online program not only helps travel professionals increase their knowledge of what Düsseldorf offers, but a score of 80% also qualifies participants to win a weekend travel package and experience Düsseldorf for themselves. The grand prize includes two round trip tickets on Germanwings airlines (from anywhere within the airline’s flight network), two hotel nights, and two DüsseldorfCards (free public transportation and access to many of the city’s attractions), as well as tickets for a boat tour, HopOn HopOff bus, and Benrath Palace.
Düsseldorf’s popularity as a travel destination has grown immensely over the past years. Nearly 4.25 million hotel nights were booked in 2013, breaking 2012’s record of 4.0 million, and around 40% of the hotel nights were booked by visitors from abroad. Visits by US travelers were up 15.8%. Some of Düsseldorf’s biggest attractions include the quaint, historic Old Town, high-end shopping boulevard Königsallee, modern MedienHafen (MediaHarbor) with its variety of stunning super-star architecture, and 20 castles in and around the city (including famous Benrath Palace). Düsseldorf is also known for some of the best contemporary and classic art collections in the world and features 100 galleries and 26 museums, including K20 & K21 (showing 20th and 21st century art, respectively).
Last but not least, Düsseldorf Airport is a major international airport offering connections from 64 airlines to 192 destinations in 55 countries, including direct flights to 7 North American airports, and many direct long-haul connections, including China and Japan.
For more information and to participate in the online training, please visit http://www.dusseldorf-besurprised.com.
For more information about the destination Düsseldorf, please visit: http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.dus.com.