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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

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This report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond. The 2014 edition focuses on tourism and growth, and covers 48 countries.

Tourism Trends and Policies is an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism, and sheds light on policies and practices associated with this. It is published every two years.

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Sweden

Sweden’s tourism has been growing steadily over the past ten years and is today an important sector for the growth of enterprise and jobs, as well as the expansion of local economies in the country. The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) reported an increase of 7.5% in tourism’s export value in 2012, measured as foreign visitors’ consumption in Sweden, to SEK 106.5 billion – almost 85% more than iron and steel exports and almost three times more than the value of Swedish car exports. This represented a growth of 162 % over the last 13 years.

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