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Germany expects raise in Indian tourists

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March 2, 2014

Germany expects raise in Indian tourists

Hospitality News: Munich, Germany - September 21: lion over entrance of brewery Loewenbraeu beer hall at world biggest beer festival "Oktoberfest in Munich" on September 21, 2011 in Munich, Germany
Munich, Germany - September 21: lion over entrance of brewery Loewenbraeu beer hall at world biggest beer festival "Oktoberfest in Munich" on September 21, 2011 in Munich, Germany

Germany?is hoping that, with an impetus on leisure tourism, the flow of Indian tourists would be back in double-digits this year, an official said.

The tourist flow from?India?to Germany recorded only five% growth in 2013 due to the depreciation in rupee and economic instability. Germany hopes the numbers in 2014 will be back in double-digits mirroring previous trends, said Romit Theophilus, director, German National Tourist Office, India.

“Despite the rupee devaluation and economic scenario, the year 2013 witnessed five% growth and we expect it to be back in double-digits in 2014,” Theophilus told reporters here.

The European nation saw 200,000-250,000 visitors last year from India.

“Germany is already established as a business destination, but we are also trying to showcase its leisure aspects. It has the most affordable stay options,” he said.

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Source Business Standard, http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/germany-expects-raise-in-indian-tourists-114021300960_1.html

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