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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:08

Sweden spends millions to improve tourist attractions

Visits to be turned into “top notch overall experiences” within five years

More than 60 million kronor (€6.7 million) will be spent on five Swedish tourist destinations as the government tries to make the country more attractive to tourists. The ski resort of Åre, Bohuslän County, Kiruna in Lapland, Vimmerby in Småland and the Stockholm archipelago are the locations chosen for this pilot scheme. Around 40 destinations originally applied for the money. A visit to any of the five will be turned into a “top notch overall experience” within the space of five years, according to Annie Lööf, minister for enterprise.
“The five chosen destinations all have the potential to grow on an international market, while at the same time being very different from each other,” Lööf said.
The Local
[pictured: Harbour of Svenska Högarna in Stockholm archipelago]

2 comments

  • Comment Link Pennywise Friday, 07 September 2012 15:32 posted by Pennywise

    I quite agree.
    However, there is an ex-military airport in the middle of that area, but it is not used because every little community wants to have their own airport on their doorstep, VHM, LYX, HMV. So, instead of a proper jet-service to and from southern Lapland, they now have small and slow regional turbo-prop service only. They are all shooting themselves in the foot by not co-operating on Gunnarn airport as a common jet-airport for the whole area. Solve that problem and I'm sure SAS or other jet equipped airliner would start service directly.

  • Comment Link Berndt Lundqvist Wednesday, 06 June 2012 09:50 posted by Berndt Lundqvist

    SWEDISH LAPPLAND total is the most interesting tourism area in Sweden. Not only KIRUNA in the north of Lappland. For the north part of Scandinavia and North Cape of course Kiruna is a very good destination, but in fact southern parts of Lappland is a more interesting part of tourism!! But SAS is only flying to Kiruna in Lappland, and I think therefor they will give more money to the north part.

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