Aussies pin hopes on German ‘Dreamboat’

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4 February 2004 , SYDNEY - Hoteliers and tour agents in Australia's biggest city were salivating Wednesday at the prospect of floods of Germans visiting to see for themselves the sights and sounds that will be featured in an episode of the top-rated German television series "Das Traumschiff" ("Dreamboat") that is being filmed in Sydney. The programme, a staple of German television for 20 years, tells the story of a luxury cruise ship and the ports it visits. The 90-minute episode to be shown later this mon

4 February 2004

SYDNEY - Hoteliers and tour agents in Australia's biggest city were salivating Wednesday at the prospect of floods of Germans visiting to see for themselves the sights and sounds that will be featured in an episode of the top-rated German television series "Das Traumschiff" ("Dreamboat") that is being filmed in Sydney.

The programme, a staple of German television for 20 years, tells the story of a luxury cruise ship and the ports it visits.

The 90-minute episode to be shown later this month will be full of images of the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Taronga Zoo and the waterfront Botanical Gardens.

"This is publicity you can't buy - a whole episode filmed in Sydney and then watched by 10 million people," said New South Wales Tourism Minister Sandra Nori. "Many Germans who watch this programme often aspire to visit the destinations the characters go to on the MS Germany, and in this case, Sydney is in the limelight."

Nori said that last year, 71,700 Germans visited New South Wales for a holiday. Although total tourist arrivals in Australia dropped by two percent last year to 4.7 million, arrivals from Germany rose by 9 percent.

 

DPA
Subject: German news 

 

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