Egyptian minister of tourism, Yehia Rashed, has welcomed an announcement that the German government will lift their luggage restrictions to Sharm el Sheikh. In a statement he said: “This is wonderful news for German tourists and for Egyptian tourism. “This will enable even more German tourists to visit our country and will be very welcome news for Sharm el Sheikh.”
“Last year, arrivals from Germany to South Africa grew by 9.3 percent (235,774 arrivals) and by the end of February this year, arrivals were 7.8 percent up on February 2011.” This is the encouraging news from Cape Town Tourism’s representative in Germany, Barbara Zieme of Akomsa.
The Seychelles’ Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, has sought the support of Germany to assist in the development of the German language at the Seychelles Tourism Academy.
On behalf of the German federal government, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has been working internationally to promote Germany as a travel destination for more than 60 years. It communicates the diverse appeal of the country to a worldwide market, thereby promoting a strong and attractive brand – “Destination Germany.”
Three generations of Tauck family members, local dignitaries, travel agents and journalists gathered in Cologne, Germany, earlier for the christening of Tauck’s newest riverboat, the MS Treasures. The ship is the fourth new Tauck riverboat launched within the last five years.