The number of American visitors to Sweden soared this summer
The figures from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth looked at the number of overnight stays in Sweden’s hotels, hostels, campsites, and other kinds of tourist accommodation. In total, the number of foreign visitors rose by three percent, and despite the increase in American visitors, most tourists come to Sweden from Norway and Germany. In the past five years, China is the country which has seen the biggest overall growth in tourism to Sweden, with the number of overnight stays made by Chinese tourists each year rising by 146 percent since 2012. "The fact that so many people chose to visit Sweden is due to a range of factors, including more flight routes," says Eva Östling, the CEO of Visita, an employers' organization in the hospitality industry.
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