Record year for hotels in Denmark

Nearly 15 million overnight stays were registered in 2015

Even more tourists are expected to stay at Danish hotels this year (photo: iStock) Even more tourists are expected to stay at Danish hotels this year (photo: iStock)
February 11th, 2016 1:56 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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There were a record number of overnight stays at Danish hotels last year, reports takeoff.dk.

Figures from Statistics Denmark show tourists spent nearly 15 million nights at hotels across Denmark last year, which is over a million more than in 2014.

Compared to the best year prior to the 2008 financial crisis, the number has surged by 37.7 percent, although the hotel room capacity has increased by 20 percent.


“We expect the trend to continue also in 2016,” stated Jens Zimmer Christensen, the president of Horesta, the national trade association for the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry in Denmark.

Thanks to Danish tourists
The number of overnight stays increased by 9 percent in the Capital Region, Region Zealand and Region Midtjylland, while in the North Denmark Region, the increase was 6.6 percent, and in South Denmark, it was 4.9 percent.

The increase is mostly down to Danish tourists (10.6 percent), while foreigners spent 6.1 percent more nights in the country.

More tourists travelled to Denmark from the UK, the US, China, the Netherlands and Spain, while fewer Swedes, Finns, Russians and Japanese visited the country last year.