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  • 27.02.2020

    Cologne’s meeting market continues to grow steadily 2019

    Cologne’s conference and convention market continues to grow steadily. In 2019 a total of 53,397 events (conferences, conventions and other events) were held in Cologne. This corresponds to an increase of 1.2 per cent. more...
  • Panorama Köln Kranhäuser © INTERPIXELS, Shutterstock.com

    Tourism results 2019: Cologne posts record result with 6.6 million overnight stays

    Cologne as a travel destination has achieved another record high in the number of overnight stays. According to IT.NRW, 3.83 million visitors came to Cologne in the tourism year 2019, representing an increase of 3.4 per cent on the prior year. more...
  • 28.01.2020

    Cologne Convention Bureau team realigned

    The Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), which is part of the Cologne Tourist Board, is heading into the year 2020 in a new constellation. At the turn of the year, Filiz Ük became the head of this unit. In addition, Sandra Aufschnaiter who has been supporting the CCB since the summer of 2019 is now completing the team together with Lea ... more...
  • 11.11.2019

    New CEO for Cologne Tourist Board

    At the beginning of 2020, Dr. Jürgen Martin Amann will become Chief Executive Officer of KölnTourismus GmbH (Cologne Tourist Board), the official tourism organization of the city of Cologne. Amann is currently the Managing Director of Dresden Marketing GmbH and he was the Procurator and Head of Ingolstadt Tourismus und Kongress GmbH ... more...
  • Event planning © KölnTourismus GmbH, Volker Voigt

    18.09.2019

    New service: Checklists for event planners

    Event planners can now find a set of guidelines at locations.cologne that will help them optimally plan their event. In six steps complete with checklists, planners of a meeting or an evening event are guided through the process of organizing their event. more...
  • Annual Meeting of the international society for health-technology assessment HTA International was Held in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne. © welcome Veranstaltungs GmbH, Dieter Jacobi

    06.2019

    HTA International (HTAi) Annual Meeting in Cologne

    In June 2019 more than 1,200 participants from over 75 countries attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the international society for health-technology assessment HTA International (HTAi). The meeting was held in the Maritim Hotel in Cologne. more...
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Köln © Radisson Blu Hotel, Köln

    11.06.2019

    Radisson launches its new and carbon neutral meetings and events offering

    Radisson Meetings is developed around the three core elements of successful events – Personal, Professional and Memorable – while being 100% carbon neutral through offsetting. more...
  • MPC 2019 © KölnTourismus GmbH, Axel Schulten

    04.06.2019

    New “Meeting Point Cologne”: Cologne for event organizers

    The Cologne Convention Bureau has published the new issue of “Meeting Point Cologne” for 2019/20. This handbook in a magazine style, which is aimed at event organizers and planners from all over the world, presents Cologne as a congress destination on 172 pages. more...
  • Pathologen © Axel Schulten

    26.02.2019

    Cologne meeting market: Over 50,000 events for the first time

    Cologne’s meeting market has passed the 50,000-event threshold for the first time. A total of 52,747 events (conventions, congresses and other events, +6.5 per cent) with 4.3 million participants (+8.5 per cent) were held last year. The range of event venues grew by 17 locations to 191. Read the summary of the findings here. more...
  • Panorama Köln Kranhäuser © INTERPIXELS, Shutterstock.com

    26.02.2019

    Development of tourism to Cologne in 2018: Moderate growth at a high level

    Moderate growth at a high level: that’s a short summary of Cologne’s successful tourism year 2018. After very positive growth in 2017 and a weaker trade fair year due to the trade fair cycles, there were 3.7 million arrivals and 6.29 million overnight stays in Cologne in 2018. more...