15% growth and winter expansion

Fast-growing German tour operator Schauinsland-Reisen expects to close the 2014/15 year with a 15% increase in customer numbers and is expanding its programme further for winter 2015/16.

The family-owned company confirmed its forecast made at ITB Berlin in March that it expects a 15% rise in customer numbers this year from the 1.25 million holidaymakers last year. Owner Gerald Kassner said he expected a similar positive bookings trend next year.

For winter 2015/16, Schauinsland-Reisen has added 400 new hotels in short- and long-haul destinations, with more exclusive properties in the Canary Islands. There are five brochures, including a winter sun holidays brochure for the first time, and more than 1,000 hotels with first-class beach locations.

Prices will remain largely stable. Early hedging against currency fluctuations means that the company will be able to offer “excellent value for money” for long-haul destinations, Kassner said.