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Weird News Saint Corona name vexes Austrian tourist village

09:00  24 march  2020
09:00  24 march  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The Austrian village of Sankt Corona am Wechsel may need to rethink its tourism campaign, its mayor said Monday after the new coronavirus Attractions in the village named after the Catholic saint Corona include summer sledding and mountain biking. Austria has recorded more than 3,900

However, Austria is just as popular for summer tourists who visit its historic cities and villages and hik. Another famous ski resort area worth visiting in Austria is called St Anton am Arlberg. Located in Tyrol, this village offers serious, legendary ski terrain for those who are seeking a challenge.

 "At first we smiled to see a virus named like the village appear, but jokes have stopped since the epidemic became so serious," said mayor Michael Gruber.

Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of some 400 people lying some 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Vienna at the foot of the Alps.

a plane flying high in the air on a snow covered mountain: Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of Sankt Corona, at the foot of the Austrian Alps © CHRISTOF STACHE Ecotourism is the main source of revenue for the village of Sankt Corona, at the foot of the Austrian Alps

"We'll probably have to find a new name for... our mascot to welcome tourists," Gruber told AFP.

The mascot, named "Corona", is an ant sporting traditional garb, featured on pamphlets and other information for tourists.

Attractions in the village named after the Catholic saint Corona include summer sledding and mountain biking.

Austria has recorded more than 3,900 cases of the new coronavirus so far, with 21 deaths.

The country of some nine million people has passed strict measures to limit movements to fight the spread of the virus.

 

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