H/t reader kevin a.
“Sweden’s tourism industry campsites and other accommodations that are important to the industry will be fully occupied by asylum seekers, with the high season approaching.”
From March 29, 2016:
Sweden’s tourism industry has been threatened by the massive upswing in immigration, argues the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which explains that many hotels, campsites and other accommodations that are important to the industry will be fully occupied by asylum seekers, with the high season approaching.
The Swedish tourism sector has a yearly turnover of nearly 270 billion SEK (roughly 32 billion USD) and employs nearly 160,000 people, according to data from the Swedish Growth Board (Tillväxtverket). In addition to spending money on transport and accommodation, tourists visit restaurants, shops and entertain themselves, spending an additional 100 billion SEK (roughly 12 billion USD), according to a report presented last summer. Above all, the inflow of foreign tourists has increased sharply in recent years. Between 2000 and 2014, the foreign visitors’ total spending rose by a staggering 137 percent, making tourism an important source of revenue for Swedish companies, municipalities and the state. Continue reading »