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Eurovision Song Contest set to lead to tourism spike

Eurovision Song Contest set to lead to tourism spike
14 May 2014

This year's winner of the Eurovision contest is set to have a dramatic impact on tourism in one part of Europe, it has been suggested.

Austrian contestant Conchita Wurst was successful during the event at the weekend and the crossdresser's triumph is set to boost Vienna's gay scene.

Of course, the Austrian capital was already popular with gay travellers, but it has been suggested that the success will cause visitor numbers to rise markedly.

Speaking to the AFP news agency, Norbert Kettner, the city’s tourism chief, explained: "You won't see bare bottoms or smutty word plays like you do for other cities.

“Vienna is sticking to its brand – classical and elegant. If you just want to party 24 hours a day, there are better cities. But if you are interested in quality cuisine and culture – and also partying – then you should come to Vienna."

Next year, meanwhile, will see the Eurovision Song Contest held in Austria, which is sure to attract plenty of tourists.ADNFCR-408-ID-801720319-ADNFCR

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