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Strong increase in international visits in Stockholm during October 2015

Press Release   •   Dec 09, 2015 09:23 GMT

Stockholm continues to grow strongly. During the month of October over 1.1 million guest nights were recorded in the Stockholm County, which is an increase of 7 percent compared to October last years. The largest increase came from foreign visitors, especially from Europe and outside Europe. The total increase in foreign guest nights in the county rose by 22 percent.

- Stockholm's attractiveness as an international year-round destination is obvious. Much of the increase in October is proof that our region has become a truely competitive alternative for visitors in both business and leisure segments, says Karin Wanngård, (s) Mayor of Stockholm

The largest increase in percentage came from outside Europe will increase by a total of 30 percent, followed by Europe with 20 percent. Most international overnight stays came from Stockholm's main international markets, the UK (28%), Germany (+ 17%),  Norway (+ 12%) and USA (+ 24%).

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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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