2016-06-10 09:19Press release

Stockholm climbs to 11th place of Europe’s top tourist destinations


Stockholm has one of the highest growth rates in Europe when one considers the number of guest nights. This year, Stockholm has climbed up two places in the rankings, from 13th to 11th place, on the International ECM Benchmarking Report’s list that measures the growth of tourism in European cities.

“Stockholm is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities and we are regularly ranked one of the best cities in the world to live and work. We work with the Stockholm brand from a long-term perspective, so that it stands out internationally,” comments Karin Wanngård, (S), Mayor of Stockholm. “Therefore, it is extremely gratifying to see the great results we have been seeing.”

Even for guest night statistics from a global perspective, Stockholm climbs up the list from 22nd place to 21st place. And of the top 25 cities, Stockholm has the highest rate of growth, a considerable 13.8%.

“Stockholm is all about openness, diversity and sustainability, with a strong international vibe. Our city is a hub for innovation within the music, tech and creative industries,” says Karin Mäntymäki, acting CEO of Visit Stockholm.

The ECM Benchmarking Report is produced by European Cities Marketing.

For further information, contact: Karin Wanngård: contact via Tomas Gustavsson, Press Officer, tele. +46 (0)76-1229199

Sabina von Greyerz, PR Manager, Visit Stockholm, tele. +46 (0)8 50828069

Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Invest Stockholm and Visit Stockholm,  is the official investment and tourism promotion agency for the Stockholm region.  Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic sustainable regions. Stockholm Business Region is fully owned by the City of Stockholm. Our common brand is Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia.


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


Caroline Strand
Caroline Strand
Birgitta Palmér
Press Officer
Birgitta Palmér
Karin Mäntymäki
Director Sales & Operations
Karin Mäntymäki
Åsa Karlsson
Project Manager
Åsa Karlsson