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Vienna beckons Indian tourists

The Hindu Business Line logoThe Hindu Business Line 14-03-2014
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New Delhi: Ranked the most liveable city by Mercer for the fifth year in a row, Vienna looks to double Indian tourists by 2020.

Vienna Tourist Board said the country received 5.8 million tourists in 2013, an increase of over 4.1 per cent compared with 2012.

Norbert Kettner, director of the Vienna Tourist Board, said, "The profile of the tourist arrivals in Vienna mirrors the global economic situation, as we have seen a strong increase from emerging – particularly Asian – regions."

Indian tourist arrivals to Vienna doubled from 11,077 in 2006 to 22,280 in 2013. The goal is to double this in the next 6-7 years, said the tourism board. An average Indian tourist spends an average 2.45 nights in Vienna.

Mercer's annual quality of life survey that covers 223 major cities saw Vienna bag the title of the world's most liveable city for the fifth year in a row. Zurich took second place, followed by Auckland.

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