Tourists spending more nights in southern Sweden

Most of them come from other parts of the country

Last year, hotels in the Swedish region of Scania recorded a 12 percent increase in overnight stays, reported News Øresund.

Visitors enjoyed a total of 1.5 million overnight stays in Malmö in 2015 – an increase of 17 percent compared to the previous year.

In Helsingborg, the number of overnight stays rose by 12 percent.

A new hotel opened in the town in 2015, offering an additional 200 rooms to guests.

Most of the guests (73 percent) who visit Malmö come from different parts of Sweden, while the remaining tourists tend to come from Denmark, Germany and the UK.

According to Malmö Municipality, the city hosted 1,200 conferences and meetings that had 50 or more participants last year.