Strong rise in US travellers to Germany recorded

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31 August 2004 , WIESBADEN - Political differences between Berlin and Washington notwithstanding, there was a strong increase in the number of US tourists to Germany in the first half of 2004, official data showed Tuesday. The Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden reported overnight stays by US visitors increased 19 percent to 2 million in the first half of the year. The rise far surpassed the overall 11 percent increase in overnight stays by foreign visitors to Germany in the period, the office noted. Th

31 August 2004

WIESBADEN - Political differences between Berlin and Washington notwithstanding, there was a strong increase in the number of US tourists to Germany in the first half of 2004, official data showed Tuesday.

The Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden reported overnight stays by US visitors increased 19 percent to 2 million in the first half of the year.

The rise far surpassed the overall 11 percent increase in overnight stays by foreign visitors to Germany in the period, the office noted.

The full-year record for overnight stays by US travellers is 5.1 million, set in 2000, the year when Hanover hosted the world exposition.

U.S. visitor numbers had declined since then, both the result of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks and of the drop in the dollar's value against the euro.

In 2003, there were 3.8 million overnight stays in Germany by US travellers, who make up the second-largest contingent of foreigners for the German hotel industry after the Dutch.

DPA

Subject: German news

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