Every year during Oktoberfest, Munich is in a state of exception. The world’s largest carnival attracts millions of party-hungry tourists and at the same time the city also hosts a large number of business travelers from around the world.
Credit card specialist AirPlus International has reviewed the transactions made during last year’s beer fest and its evaluation of purchases made in Munich at that time shows a substantial 21 percent* per day increase in the number of flight tickets purchased compared to the annual average.
However, Munich is among the top travel destinations in Germany throughout the year, not only during Oktoberfest. At 18 percent,** the city ranks second among business travelers after Frankfurt (23 percent) and Düsseldorf, the city of fashion and trade fairs (16 percent).
* Source: AirPlus Business Travel Index 2014, for the period from 20 September to 5 October 2014 compared to the 2014 annual average
** Source: AirPlus Business Travel Index 2015, for the first half of 2015
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