Germany to woo Indian tourists

Germany wants to promote itself as popular tourist destination for Indian travellers. The German National Tourist Office India Pool plans invest 1 million euros over three years towards this goal.

“We are here to reinforce Germany as a leisure destination. Germany has so much to offer to Indian tourists,” German National Tourist Office Director Marketing and Sales Romit Theophilus told.

The German National Tourist Office estimates that 60 per cent of the Indians who stayed overnight in Germany visited the country on a business tour, while 40 per cent for leisure.

Indian tourists have so far been attracted to Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and Frankfurt in Germany, but the travellers should visit Bavaria, Saxony and Black forest in West Germany as other destinations and enjoy the beautiful landscape there.

The German National Tourist Office expects Indians to choose Germany over the other Alps regions because of the affordable hospitality. Germany expects 5 lakh Indians to stay overnight in the country till December end compared to the 4.56 lakh people last year.