Foreign tourists flock to Sweden
TT/The Local · 21 Mar 2007, 08:16
Published: 21 Mar 2007 08:16 GMT+01:00
According to Nutek - the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth - this year's figure represents an increase of 95 percent since 1991.
"Tourism in Sweden is bigger than ever before, and in order to create a competitive tourist industry in the long term we need, among other things, to coordinate public funding," said Nutek's Sune Halvarsson in a statement.
International travel rose by 4.5 percent in 2006, while in Europe there was an increase of 4 percent. This means that Sweden as a destination has developed considerably better than the rest of the world, according to Nutek.