Germany Breaks International Visitor Record
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Germany will set a new record in 2010 and generate more than 60 million overnight stays from foreign visitors for the first time, officials have confirmed.
This result will mean around 3.5 million more overnights than in 2008, the best year on record so far, and around five million more than in the crisis year of 2009.
The outcome has been forecast by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) based on the latest numbers collected by the Federal Statistical Office and other market research institutions.
For the first three quarters the statisticians calculated a plus of 11 per cent for incoming tourism in comparison with the same time last year, and an increase of 6.2 per cent compared with 2008.
The incoming traffic from the United Kingdom into Germany has also been on the rise throughout the year. Nearly 3.2 million overnight stays from British travellers were recorded until September 2010, marking a significant increase of 14.8 per cent in comparison to last year.
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