The City of Stockholm is improving service for visitors and Stockholmers by moving the tourist office to a more central location in Kulturhuset at Sergels Torg 3. The name will also change to Stockholm Visitor Center. Stockholm Visitors Board will run the new visitor center, which opens Tuesday, April 3 at 9:00 a.m.
“Tourism to Stockholm has doubled in the last ten years, and the hospitality industry generates 22,000 new jobs in Stockholm annually. A strategic location by one of the city’s biggest attractions will broaden service for visitors, international students, and professionals who have chosen to work in Stockholm, as well as for Stockholmers,” says Ulla Hamilton (M), Enterprise Commissioner for the City of Stockholm, and chair of Stockholm Business Region.
In conjunction with the move to Kulturhuset, the tourist office will change names to Stockholm Visitor Center. The new name better reflects the existing operation.
“Stockholm is growing, both in population and as a tourist destination. Our goal is for the visitor center to be part of the Stockholm experience. With the new name and the location in Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, we want to make it easier for visitors and Stockholmers to discover more of Stockholm,” says Peter Lindqvist, CEO of Stockholm Visitors Board.
The tourist office has had 444,000 visitors annually at the previous address on Vasagatan. The tourist service at the Stockholm Visitor Center is only one of the services for visitors. Through Visitstockholm in several social channels, we have 91,000 followers and 4.5 million visits to visitstockholm.com.
For information, contact:
Press contact Ulla Hamilton: Tobias Nässén through M press office number +46 8 508 29 222
Press contact SVB: Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, PR Manager
Stockholm Business Region,
phone: +46 8 508 28 507
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