Condor company, a leading global leisure airline, plans to bring about 50,000 tourists to Malta from Germany this summer and next winter after a break of some 4 years. This
was announced in a recent press release by Guenter Krug, general manager at Condor Individuell's business unit.
owned by the German Lufthansa airline; Thomas Cook and the leading department store Karstadt/Quelle also have significant
shares in Condor.
the Malta Tourism Authority's director for marketing and promotion, said the contribution by both Lufthansa and Condor was
a much needed boost to the MTA's efforts to make up for the drop in German tourists. With something like 200,000 German visitors
a year, the market is the second most important for Malta, after the British.
said Malta offered many attractions to the German visitor, such as culture
and sightseeing, and his company planned to focus on such strengths to attract more Germans to Malta.
In a bid
to attract passengers having special interest, Condor offers an additional three kilogrammes of free cargo for diving and
now owned by Thomas Cook AG which is, in turn, co-owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG and KarstadtQuelle AG.
Both Lufthansa and its junior company Condor have close association with birds and environmental
Lufthansa's emblem is the Common Crane and the company is involved in Crane protection schemes
in Germany and Spain. The work group Crane Protection Germany was founded in 1991
by the Nature Protection Association (Naturschutzbund NABU) and WWF-Germany. It promotes measures - with significant support
from Lufthansa - that maintain secure breeding, gathering and resting areas in Germany and contribute to international crane protection.
Spain's Extremadura region, one of Europe's most important wintering regions for migratory birds, cranes are increasingly
in conflict with farmers and threatened by hunters. The goal of this project is to investigate the influence of agricultural
changes and improve the protection of cranes. It is sponsored by Lufthansa and organized by the European Natural Heritage
Foundation (Euronatur), the work group Crane Protection Germany and ADENEX, Spain.
as its name implies, has the world's largest bird of prey, the Andean Condor, as its emblem.
KarstadtQuelle and Thomas
The department store group, which also has a large share of the
package holiday trade in Germany, prides itself on its "Common commitment for man and Nature"
and as partner the Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) with whom they " attain
successful goals for human and nature protection".
Thomas Cook also has environmental pledges in its company profile.
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