2016-05-20 08:42Press release

Stockholm increases the number of international guest nights


The international guest night statistics for Stockholm have risen again. March saw an 11% rise in the number of foreign visitors compared with the same month last year. This positive trend is also reflected in the figures for the first quarter of 2016 as a whole.

The guest night figures for international visitors to Stockholm during the first quarter of 2016 show a full 12% increase. Two important events for this year’s quarterly report were Stockholm Fashion Week and the parallel slalom event at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Hammarbybacken, both of which took place in February.

“I’m delighted that more international visitors are coming here, even in a low season month like March,” says Stockholm’s Finance Commissioner Karin Wanngård. “We’re focusing on marketing Stockholm internationally all year round to enhance our attractiveness, and this is producing results.”

Germany, Finland, Denmark and Spain are the countries among the top 10 markets with the highest percentage growth.

For more information, please contact:

Karin Wanngård: contact Tomas Gustavsson, Press Secretary, tel. +46 (0)76 1229199

Sabina von Greyerz, PR Manager, Stockholm Visitors Board, tel. +46 (0)8 50828069

Stockholm Business Region, with its subsidiaries Stockholm Business Region Development and Stockholm Visitors Board,  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
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Birgitta Palmér
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Director Sales & Operations
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Åsa Karlsson
Project Manager
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