West Sweden region: “Norwegian tourists are deeply missed”

Strømstad - SwedenPhoto: Adam Ihse / TT / NTB
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In 2020, overnight stays by Norwegian guests in West Sweden fell by 84%. Now the region is preparing for reopening and wants Norwegian tourists back.

West Sweden is a popular holiday destination for Norwegians, and in 2019, Norwegians accounted for over 1.2 million guest overnight stays (including camping tourists), the Tourist Board of West Sweden stated in a press release.

In the corona year 2020, overnight stays of Norwegian guests decreased by 84%.

Fredrik Lindén, CEO of the West Sweden Tourist Board, is now pleased that the Norwegian authorities are looking at the possibility of quarantine-free border crossing for all corona vaccinated travelers from July.

“The fact that the pandemic has prevented Norwegians from holidaying in the region is, of course, a major challenge for the local tourism industry. Norwegian tourists are deeply missed, and we now hope for a quick but sound opening of the border,” Lindén said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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