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The Open Data Project

Open Data is a key solution to the technological and commercial changes currently shaping the global tourism industry. The German National Tourist Board, the state marketing organisations and the Magic Cities have therefore decided to make their data generally available in the form of “Open Data” as part of a joint project.

Petra Hedorfer, Chairwoman of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB)
“The possibilities of digital technologies – in this case above all artificial intelligence -, enormous growth in potential source markets of worldwide tourism, concentration and globalisation processes in the international travel industry and changing consumer behaviour are closely interlinked. With its national and international network, the GNTB is predetermined to coordinate this complex process in the open data project together with all stakeholders.”
Petra Hedorfer, Chairwoman of the Board of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB)
Armin Dellnitz, Chairman of the Magic Cities Marketing Association

“Especially in metropolitan areas, there are countless different data which are of concern to tourists if they want to experience a successful stay. We are helping to develop practical structures for the Open Data project with our know-how.

Armin Dellnitz, Managing Director Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH and Chairman of the Magic Cities Marketing Association
Andreas Braun

“An efficient Open Data project must involve all participants in the tourism value chain, from federal state over local regions to the individual tourism POIs. Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) must increasingly ensure that their knowledge in the form of open data can be used by all market participants on all communication and distribution channels in the future.”

Andreas Braun, Managing Director of Tourismus Marketing Baden-Württemberg GmbH and spokesman for the Landesmarketingorganisationen
Portrait Frank Thelen

“I think you’ll be surprised at the added value and benefits you’ll get from it in the years to come…It’s a great project.”

Frank Thelen, Entrepreneur, investor and author of Frank Thelen Media GmbH

Facts about the Open Data project

What is the Open Data project?

With the Open Data project, the prerequisite for the digital transformation in the direction of artificial intelligence is created in order to make Germany competitive as a tourism location. The core of the project is the development of a knowledge graph.

Who is working on the Open Data project?

The GNTB is working on the Open Data project together with the 16 state tourism organizations (LTOs) and the Magic Cities.

When will the Knowledge Graph go live?

The Knowledge Graph has been live since June 2023.

Recent posts from our blog

With this blog we would like to share our knowledge and support various tourism organisations in their work. Our experts give insight into the Open Data / Knowledge Graph topic and provide tips & tricks in different technical papers.

Intelligent language applications in tourism

How do intelligent speech applications work? Intelligent speech recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) offer a variety of opportunities in the tourism industry to improve customer service, enable personalized experiences, and increase operational efficiencies. The use of Open Data, i.e. [...]

Access for data retrieval

Request access to data retrievalFrom now on, data users and interested parties can easily and conveniently request access to the application interface (API) for the Knowledge Graph.Three steps to data utilizationSend e-mail to open-data@germany.travel indicating company, e-mail address and name [...]


Magazine artificial intelligence

Magazin Künstliche Intelligenz im Deutschlandtourismus

On the basis of expert contributions, the AI Magazine in German Tourism analyzes opportunities and challenges arising from this forward-looking technology for tourism.

Handbook Open Data

OPEN DATA Manual in Germany's Tourism Industry

On a scientific basis, the Open Data Manual in Germany’s Tourism Industry consicesly summarises how to shape the future of the digital destination in a comprehensible form.

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