2015-10-15 07:00Press release

Tourism: Record summer in Stockholm

Stockholm experienced a record summer in terms of tourism. Between June and August more than 4.4 million  guest nights were recorded, which is an increase of 12 percent compared with the same period last year. The largest increase came from international guests. A total increase in foreign overnight stays in the county with 13 percent.

- Stockholm continues to strengthen its position as a destination for visitors, especially internationally. The number of overnight stays increased by 13 percent, which is a competitive figure,  and it shows that we are on the right track in terms of our investments, says Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm and President of the Stockholm Business Region

The largest increase came from outside Europe (15%) and from two of the largest foreign markets: Great Britain (24%) and the USA (20%). The main international markets for Stockholm are Germany, UK, and USA.

Read the full report here

For further information contact

Karin Wanngård: contact Tomas Gustavsson, Press Officer, tel: +46-76 122 91 99

Ann-Charlotte Jönsson, PR Manager Stockholm Business Region, tel: + 46-76 8254992

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.

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www.investstockholm.com
www.stockholmbusinessregion.se


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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