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Tourism strategy: The vacation plans of the Federal government

holiday in Germany is popular. However, the industry complains - too little staff, too much bureaucracy. The Federal government now wants to help - and presents, for the first time a tourism strategy.

tourism is on The increase, also in Germany: In the past year, there has been almost 478 million overnight Stays by guests, a new record. Nevertheless Hoteliers and tour operators are not happy. They complain about too much bureaucracy, lack the manpower, and large booking platforms press prices.

The Federal government has made now to develop for the first time a tourism strategy. You don't want to make advertising for the Baltic sea or the black forest. The Federal Ministry of Economics rather look to the Hotel and restaurant operators, tour operators and bus companies. The objective is to support the small and medium-sized firms, says the tourism Officer of the Federal government, Thomas Bareiß. And how? "Due to very specific conditions that we want to create: for this purpose, the subject of skilled workers, the working hours and the fiscal framework. The tourism industry would rather have free space than programs."

Venice Feeling in the spree forest: tourists can boat around the sail.

Quick Internet, mobile phone reception, eco friendly

It is not funding money for new Hotels or tourist attractions. Free of charge most of the objectives of the government are still More tourists in the country attract, for example, the fast Internet and cell phone reception needs everywhere. Also, the travel's objectives must be readily accessible, for example with the train. And all this is not supposed to have according to the vertices of a negative impact on the climate, the environment and health.

Also to less bureaucracy to do it. The tourism Officer Bareiß proposes, for example, digital registration certificates. In addition, the CDU politician for more flexible working hours: "In times, such as, for example, in the summer when the beer gardens and in restaurants a lot is going on, I imagine that we can make a weekly working time and flexibility. However, we must be careful, also, the working conditions must be good and since the industry did their homework."

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