742 000 bednights was made in hotels and other commercial accommodations in Stockholm County during March 2013. It is 12 000 less, a decrease of 2 percent, due to fewer domestic bednights. The number of international bednights increased slightly.
The number of swedish visitors fell by more than 2%, while foreign visitor’s overnight stays increased slightly. The decline has taken place in the county outside the city of Stockholm.
Notably, the Easter week this year was in the last week of March, while last year it was a little later, in April. At hotels there has been a shift from business travelers to leisure travelers since March last year.
In the country as a whole overnight stays fell by 1%.
During the past ten years the number of bed nights has doubled. And the goal is to reach 15 million bed nights nights by 2020. In 2012, Stockholm had 10.8 million bed nights. So far this year, Stockholm has 1.9 million bed nights, which is a decrease of 3 percent compared with the same period last year.
Stockholm Visitors Board is the official tourism promotion agency of Stockholm. Our vision is to make Stockholm the leading European sustainable destination. Our aim is to increase the number of international bednights and to increase tourism and further promote the Stockholm region as host for corporate meetings, incentive travel, congresses and events. We work within four areas: Leisure travel trade, Meetings and Conventions, Events and international media. Stockholm Visitors Board is a part of the Stockholm Business Region Group and is wholly-owned by the City of Stockholm. Our joint brand is "Stockholm - The Capital of Scandinavia". www.visitstockholm.com
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