Düsseldorf's Award-Winning Tourism Film Now Available Online

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New 7-minute film about Düsseldorf wins third prize at ITB International Film Festival in Berlin and is now available in 9 languages on YouTube.

Düsseldorf at Night

City tourism is gaining importance in the travel industry, and Düsseldorf is a shining example of a city that is becoming a new leisure destination for travelers from all over the world. The film is a great way to present our city to an even wider tourism audience.

Düsseldorf is a winner in the ninth International Film Festival at this year’s ITB (International Tourism Trade Show) in Berlin. The city’s image film entitled "Come Closer" won third prize in the category "City Tourism" and is now available on YouTube in nine languages (English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish).

The film introduces and promotes the Rhine River city to both leisure and business travelers, as well as the travel press and industry. It showcases the city’s favorite sights and attractions, including many international events and festivals, historic and modern architecture, and world-renowned art and art venues.

Düsseldorf city and airport have long been destinations for international business travelers but the city is also rapidly becoming a destination for leisure travel. Düsseldorf ranks #1 in Germany and #6 on a list of global cities in terms of quality of life (Mercer Human Resource Consulting 2009).

Dr. Eva-Maria Illigen-Guenther, Director of Düsseldorf’s Tourism Board, says, "City tourism is gaining importance in the travel industry, and Düsseldorf is a shining example of a city that is becoming a new leisure destination for travelers from all over the world. The film is a great way to present our city to an even wider tourism audience."

To see "Come Closer," visit http://www.youtube.com/visitdusseldorf.

Düsseldorf, only a short distance from many major destinations, makes possible easy travel to the Rhine-Ruhr area, Cologne, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as many opportunities for short and long-term stays. For more information on Düsseldorf, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

Düsseldorf International Airport, Germany’s third largest, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto, San Francisco, Vancouver), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.fly2dus.com.

Düsseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de or email perry(dot)r(at)duesseldorf-tourismus(dot)de.

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