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for tourism in Saxony there is a hopeful sign after the break-in during the Corona period. Tourism minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) sees a trend upwards at the end of the third quarter. "But this is still not a pre-crisis level in 2019," she said on Tuesday, referring to the current statistics in Dresden.

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guest arrivals were still underneath with 18.3 percent and guest overnight stays with 14 percent. There were 5.2 million arrivals and 13.4 million overnight stays by the end of September, and in the same period in 2019 it was 6.3 million and 15.6 million. In particular, tourists from abroad were missing.

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"On average, the arrivals are 32.3 percent and the overnight stays with 32.3 percent below those from 2019," said Klepsch. That is the case throughout Germany, but "only a small consolation". Within the Free State, the losses moved between 6.1 percent in the Leipzig region in 2019 and 27.3 percent in ELBLAND. "But in September you can see an increase, that's positive." According to Klepsch,

, however, recorded Saxon Switzerland a decline of 25.6 percent compared to the same month last year. "This is also strongly due to the forest fires." The additional instant aid were good. "130 applications are submitted and over one million euros have been received," she said. In order to increase for the region in winter and until the new year, "we put another 100,000 euros on marketing", in addition to the 300,000 euros provided by Tourismus Marketing Society Saxony. According to Klepsch,

, however, also makes the shortage of skilled workers further troubled by tourism. There are no numbers of how many migrated in the Corona crisis. "Reconstruction is an issue," she said. Hope gives the training figures to rose again to pre-pandemic level.

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