Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Tourists flock to Sweden - despite rain

Share this article

18:29 CEST+02:00
Sweden has retained its popularity with foreign tourists during this year's damp summer, new statistics suggest.

The export value of tourism in Sweden grew in July by 2.9 percent compared to July 2006, according to statistics based on Stockholm Arlanda Airport's traffic figures.

Tourism in July had an export value of 12.9 billion kronor ($1.88 billion). If the trend is repeated in August, traditionally a strong month for tourism, then 2007 as a whole could bring in 80 billion kronor of foreign currency.

The tourist industry is expected to provide around 150,000 full-time jobs in Sweden in 2007, an increase of nearly 3,000 on last year.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

New Malmö museum will focus on ‘democracy and migration'

Change starts with one small step, whether it be a large or small scale project, it all requires movement. It's a logic that can be applied to starting a new national museum from scratch, especially one with an innovative theme that is going to take several years to come to fruition.