Copenhagen enjoyed a record tourist summer – The Post

Copenhagen enjoyed a record tourist summer

US, Chinese and British tourists coming in droves

Record numbers of tourists visited Copenhagen over the summer (photo: iStock)
September 22nd, 2015 9:48 am| by Christian W

A record number of tourists flocked to Copenhagen this year. The overall number of visitors jumped 5 percent in June and July compared to last year.

According to the national statistics keeper Danmarks Statistik, there were a total of 2.3 million overnight stays during June and July – an increase of 109,000 more than last year.

“The increase has benefited the entire capital,” Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, the head of Region Hovedstaden, told

“It generates growth and jobs when they stay at our hotels, spend money at our shops, eat in our restaurants and take in our cultural events.”

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US and China interest
The increase was also reflected in the sale of the Copenhagen Card tourist card, which enjoyed a jump in sales of 26 percent compared to last year.

The five largest groups of tourists visiting Copenhagen from abroad were from Sweden, Norway, the USA, Germany and the UK.

Tourists from the US visiting jumped 21 percent, followed by tourists from China (16 percent) and the UK (9 percent).