Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017
This country is currently looking forward to drawing about two million overnight tourists from India by 2030, as declared by an official on Wednesday. The officials of the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) has emerged as the numero uno destination for Indian tourists arriving in Europe.
The term ‘overnight’ is reserved for tourists who stay in a hotel for at least one night during their visit to this country.
Tourists who did not stay in any hotel are not considered.
Romit Theophilus who is the director of GNTO’s marketing and sales office in India said that Germany had welcomed 7.50 lakh Indian tourists from India in 2016 and this year they are optimistic about attracting around eight lakh Indians.
Their target is achieving one million tourists for 2020.
But then, now they are making attempts for 2030 since they are trying their best to lure two million travellers by that time.
On Wednesday, GNTO said that a roadshow has been held to attract tourists to Germany. Theophilus said that most people are unaware that Germany is already the most favoured destination for Indians preferring travelling to the European continent. The rise of the urban middle class has been a major propellant in the high tourist arrival numbers to Germany.
After Mumbai and Delhi, Gujarat is the third largest tourism market for Germany, he feels.
The GNTO in New Delhi is the official representative of the German National Tourist Board.