2013-02-08 06:58NEWS

10,8 million guest nights in Stockholm 2012

Stockholm remains the engine of Sweden's tourism industry. The number of guest nights continues to increase, especially regarding the international. In 2012 Stockholm County had 10.8 million guest nights, which is an increase of 3 percent compared with the previous year. The number of international guest nights in Stockholm increased as well.

Stockholm accounts for nearly a third of the number of international guest nights in Sweden. In 2012 was 3.5 million international guest nights, which is an increase of 1.6 percent compared with last year. The number of international guest nights in the country as a whole, however, went back to 0.6 percent in 2012

Germany is the largest international market with over 400,000 guest nights annually, followed by the UK, USA and Norway.

- Stockholm, with almost 11 million overnight stays per year, is the engine of Swedens tourism. Despite a tough economic situation in Europe, we continued to strengthen our position in the year. With two new modern Arenas and a long list of internationally attractive events, we are well positioned to continue to attract both visitors, meetings and congresses in Stockholm, said Peter Lindqvist, CEO of Stockholm Visitors Board.

 


The number of commercial guest nights
thousands

2011

2012

change

Stockholm county

Sweden in total

10443

52624

10758

52845

3,0 %

0,4 %

The number of international guestnights
thousands

Stockholm county

Sweden in total


 

3 482

12 881


 

3 540

12 809

 


1,6 %

-0,6 %

 


About Visit Stockholm

Visit Stockholm is the official tourism promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the international marketing and development of Stockholm as a travel destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Visit Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.visitstockholm.com www.investstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


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