Embassy of Germany held an exhibition that aimed to boost German tourism, with the focus on the enhanced opportunities for Kuwaiti citizens to visit Germany, and experience the country’s diverse attractions and rich history.

Extending his gratitude to the delegations and representatives of renowned hotels and resorts who attended the event, the Chargé d’Affaires at the German Embassy, Frank Neumann, said that Germany continues to be a favorable summer travel destination for Kuwaiti people. Pointing out that currently it takes around three days to issue a German visa to Kuwaitis, he added, “This is why we support the decision of waiving the Schengen visa for Kuwaitis, as this would facilitate a simpler travel process, as well as revive the tourism of Germany.”

Elaborating on the event, Yamina Sofo, director of the German National Tourism Office, explained that the German tourism exhibition was part of the five-day tourism promotion tour in the GCC states, with Kuwait being the second stop in the roadshow. She added that the exhibition would help understand and resolve the difficulties faced locally in order to improve tourism to Germany from the region.

She also mentioned that in August of this year, the hotel reservations in Germany by GCC nationals reached a total of 210, with the room sales exceeding that of the January to June period by about 30 percent. This makes the Gulf countries a strong market for German tourism promotion, while ensuring that more benefits will be added to aid Kuwaiti tourists.

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