Spain is their favorite destination!
In the past years, the countries that form Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) have maintained a positive trend in terms of their international travel, with Spain being one of the main destinations for each of them. In fact, according to the Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE), 5,169,195 Scandinavian tourists visited the country, representing 10.9% of total arrivals.
The executive reports show a comparison of the different countries that make up the block of Scandinavian countries, where the obvious preference of our destination is shown.
Out of a total of 47.51 million trips abroad shown by the group in general, Spain represents a leading destination in the Nordic countries, with these surprising figures:
In Denmark, Spain accounts for 14% of trips abroad, while in Finland it represents 9.4%. In Norway, our country represents 13.4% of its international trips and finally, in Sweden it represents 13.3%.
It would be very difficult to list all the reasons why Scandinavians prefer our destination to any other, but without a doubt the main ones are its pleasant climate, culture, gastronomy and traditions.
In the MICE segment, Spain is currently well positioned in the international rankings of events, congresses, meetings, fairs and others. In fact, in 2016 more than 80 international events were organized, generating thousands of delegates visiting the destination.
The major Spanish cities, Barcelona and Madrid, cover more than 60% of all these events and it is expected that the trend will continue to improve in the following years. In addition, new actors join the scene to promote new destinations with great facilities and infrastructures for the organization of world-class massive events such as Bilbao, San Sebastian, Malaga, Alicante, Valencia and Seville.
Scandinavians have good reasons to continue traveling to Spain, either to continue discovering its infinity of charms or to attend the large number of conferences and conferences in the Spanish territory. Spain has its doors open for those who want to enjoy its thousand assets!