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Agentur für Deutsch

American travellers flock to Germany

  TWIG - More and more Americans are discovering Germany’s unique mix of old world charm and metropolitan flair.

Official figures released this week showed a strong increase in the number of U.S. tourists that are visiting a country that gets good marks for its strong tradition of warm hospitality.

During the first six months of 2004, the number of overnight stays by U.S. visitors jumped 19% to over 2 million, outpacing an overall increase of 11% for all overseas visitors.

In comparison, U.S. travellers made 3.8 million overnight stays in Germany during the past year.

The dramatic increase came despite a hefty drop in the dollar’s value against the euro and some Americans’ lingering reluctance to fly internationally following the September 11 attacks.

Americans account for the second-largest contingent of foreigner visitors to Germany after the neighboring Dutch.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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