Sweden's tourism figures on the rise for 2014
The Local · 1 Aug 2014, 15:21
Published: 01 Aug 2014 15:21 GMT+02:00
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Domestic tourists in Sweden spent 18.5 million nights on holiday across the country, an increase of 3 percent compared to the same period last year, according to figures published by the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) on Friday.
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Tourists from abroad were most likely to come from neighbouring Norway, followed by Germany, Denmark, and the UK and Northern Ireland. Tourists from outside Europe grew 23 percent, with most coming from India and the US.
Indeed, tourism has been a big earner for Sweden of late, with the Scandinavian hotspot raking in 284 billion kronor ($41 billion) last year alone.
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