German tourism industry grows in July

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Germany’s tourism sector experienced an increase in growth during the traditionally busy vacation month of July, official figures released Friday by the Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) show.

The number of overnight stays reached a total of 53.4 million in July, an increase of 2 percent compared to the same month last year.

The Wiesbaden-based statisticians recorded 259 million overnight stays throughout the first seven months of 2017, marking a 3-percent year-on-year gain.

Foreign tourists accounted for 47 million of those stays, while domestic tourists were responsible for the remaining 212 million stays.

Monthly overnight stays rose by 10 percent in June.

The official figures only account for tourist accommodations which can host ten guests or more.

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