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U.S. tourists funnel $5.7 billion into Germany’s thriving tourism sector in 2012

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American tourism to Germany has been on the rise since 1989 and its growth is exponential in Berlin; however, despite the economic boom, Berlin locals have long fought against influx of visitors in their city.

— Samantha Shankman

In the rankings of Germany’s highest-revenue source markets, American travelers led all other markets with revenues of some €4.3 billion in 2012, followed by Swiss visitors (€2.4 billion) and Russian travelers (€2.2 billion). More than 2.3 million Americans visited Germany in 2012 reflecting a 4.2 percent increase from the previous year.

Last year, Germany recorded its third consecutive record year, as more than 400 million overnight stays were had in German hotels, including 4.85 million by Americans.

Tags: germany, tourism, usa

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