Denmark sees record spike in overnight stays
It has emerged that Denmark has set a new record in terms of overnight stays by foreign tourists for the fifth year in a row. The previous record for total stays (Danish and foreign overnight stays) from 1993 has also been broken. In total, there were 53.8 million overnight stays in Denmark last year – an increase of almost 1.4 million compared to the year before – and over half (27.4 million) were by people from abroad. The figures, which come from national statistics keepers Danmarks Statistik, revealed that overnight stays in hotels and on camp sites saw a significant increase by about 450,000 each compared to 2017. Swedes accounted for most overnight hotel stays by foreigners in Denmark last year with 958,000, followed by Norwegians (871,000), people from the UK (692,000), Germans (687,000) and Americans (682,000).
- Copenhagen Post -