The company was formed in 1989 – initially under the name “Tourismus-Zentrale Hamburg GmbH” – and renamed “Hamburg Tourismus GmbH” in 2002. Its shareholders are Hamburg Marketing GmbH (51%), the Hamburg Tourism Association (29%), DEHOGA Hamburg e.V. (10%) and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (10%).
Hamburg Tourism (HHT) supports Hamburg as a brand with their activities and their success factors. The mission of the company is reflected in the core statement:
“Hamburg Tourism – We bring life into the city!”. HHT promotes and strengthens the diversity, recognition and success of Hamburg’s tourism offering – nationally and internationally. In doing so, HHT also helps to improve the quality of life in the city. The services offered by HHT aim at German and international visitors as well as residents of Hamburg, service providers and organizers and institutions and associations in the tourism industry field.
The close network of urban businesses and external contacts (tour operators, media, etc.) is the main strength of Hamburg’s destination marketing. A target market-differentiated, theme-oriented marketing strategy plays a prominent role in doing so. The HHT creates synergies by collaborating with national and international marketing organizations, the travel industry and Hamburg’s tourism industry.
Being the Hamburg expert, the HHT provides guests with the most comprehensive packages for their stay in Hamburg. With high-coverage brochures and online platforms such as the event database and the Hamburg Tourism app, the HHT offers its partners a platform for promoting their touristic services and products.
Areas of expertise at a glance:
• destination marketing
• tourism sales marketing
• tourist market research
• healthcare, golf and cruise tourism
• cultural tourism marketing
• Hamburg Travel: booking service