Background information on the Open Data project

In the long run, the cross-border availability of high-quality tourism data is essential if Germany, as a tourist destination, is to maintain and expand its position and compete internationally. By opening up data and engaging in a cross-border and cross-organisational dialogue, service providers and DMOs can position themselves along the value chain that has changed as a result of digital transformation.

Therefore, the expansion of digitalisation in the tourism industry as well as the general promotion of digital innovations is a top priority.

The Open Data Project

In order to efficiently use the possibilities of digital technologies – for example artificial intelligence – data must be merged from the different silos, detectable and machine-readable in a consistent structure. With this goal in mind, the state tourism organizations (LTOs), Magic Cities and the GNTB have joined forces to form the Open Data/Knowledge Graph project for Germany as a tourism destination.



Would you like to use the open data of the Knowledge Graph for your application? Then apply for your access here!


The Open Data Tourism Alliance (ODTA) is an organizational entity that works on the standardisation of semantic data models for tourism information based on the standard. For this purpose, so-called “Tourism Domain Specifications” are to be defined and made available via a corresponding platform.

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