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Germany wants more Indian tourists

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After attracting 6,15,617 Indian tourists in 2013, Germany is now aiming for a growth of 10% in Indian visitor to the country.

“In 2013, we had more than 600,000 overnight visitors from India which represents a growth of 5.3%. Germany comes second to Spain as an European travel destinations for Indians. Germany is among the fastest growing travel markets and we do our best to facilitate these visits,” German Ambassador to India, Micheal Steiner said.

Romit Theophilus, Director Sales and Marketing, German National Tourist Office (India), said arrival of 6,15,617 Indian tourists in Germany was recorded last year and keeping view of this the country plans to invest to the tune of 500,000 Euros in the market in 2014.

“We are targeting an approximate 8-10% growth from all visitor segments from India and will be investing to the tune of 500,000 Euros into the market in 2014,” he said, adding that a growth of 60% was recorded in tourist travel from India to Germany from 2007 to 2013.

The GNTO also announced their new campaign “Germany – UNESCO World Heritage destination” for 2014 with an aim to strengthen its image as a cultural destination by promoting world heritage sites and their surrounding regions.

Read the full report here, Business Standard

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