Destinations case study

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) to represent Germany as a tourist destination and is funded by the Ministry in accordance with a decision taken by the German Bundestag. The GNTB develops and communicates strategies and products to promote Germany’s positive image abroad as a tourist destination and to encourage tourists to visit the country. It has 32 agencies around the world to support its activities. More information can be found at


  • In-depth understanding of the current performance of Germany as a  travel destination in past, present, and future
  • Understand the behaviour of key source markets, and the profile of visitors to Germany for marketing purposes
  • Monitoring of the planned air capacity offered by airlines to reach Germany


Combined use of ForwardKeys web platform and monthly reports in order to:

  • Track the number of air bookings issued in a weekly basis as an indicator for travelling intention and prediction of the future performance
  • Analyse the subsequent number of arrivals on medium/long term perspectives
  • Updated review the variations of the airline offer (Air Capacity) provided by commercial airlines

Petra Hedorfer, Chief Executive Officer

“Through their insights, ForwardKeys’ analysts helped us to better understand the profile of our visitors, giving us the tools to predict their behaviour, and the overall performance of our key longhaul source markets.”

Emilio José Inés Villar
Divisional Director – Destinations