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Berlin: overcoming the economic crisis

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Published on 05/03/10 - Updated on 17/03/22

The symbolic fracture of a world split in two has been almost fully reabsorbed. Twenty years after the Wall fell and ten since the government was transferred, Berlin has regained its role on the world’s stage. Tourists are thronging, seduced by the capital metamorphosis of this city of art and history. Nonetheless, despite the constant growth in arrivals, results in its hotel industry continue to lag behind European metropolises due to chronic overcapacity. But the forthcoming opening of the new airport BBI offers new perspectives. Is Berlin ready for takeoff?

Last November 9 the entire world and Berliners gathered at the foot of the Brandenburg Gate to celebrate together the twentieth anniversary of the Wall. This record affluence fully satisfied hoteliers in the German capital. The Heads of state in attendance, more than 2,800 journalists and many...

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