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More U.S. Tourists Traveled to Germany in 2006

  TWIG - Some 2.2 million visitors from the United States visited Germany in the first six months of 2006, a five percent increase over the same period last year, the New York-based German National Tourist Office announced in a recent newsletter.

The upswing can of course partly be attributed to the World Cup, held in Germany last June and July, which saw a surge of visitors from around the world travel to Germany in support of their national teams.

Americans had, however, previously logged 4.4 million overnight stays in Germany in 2005, making it the second strongest year ever for U.S. travel to Germany, according to official tourism figures.

Meanwhile June 2006 "brought an increase of 27 percent with almost 700,000 overnight stays", said Michaela Klare, regional manager of the Americas for the German National Tourist Office, who also cited the benefits of the World Cup in promoting Germany as a tourist destination.

"This great global sporting event has helped to position Germany more than ever as an exciting and hospitable destination," she added.

"To take advantage of this strong enthusiasm, we are launching a new 2007 campaign for art and culture in Germany. With the opening of many new museums and important exhibits next year, including Kassel’s documenta and the Münster sculpture show, we are looking forward to welcoming many visitors from the U.S," said Klare.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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