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Iceland sees increase of foreign visitors' overnight stays

English.news.cn   2014-08-09 07:19:26

REYKJAVIK, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Iceland saw an increase of foreign tourists' overnight stays in hotels by 6 percent in June 2014, compared with the same period of previous year, according to Statistics Iceland.

The Statistics Iceland's figures quoted by local daily paper Frettabladid on Friday showed that the total overnight stays in hotels in Iceland rose to 239,700 in June 2014 from 231,800 in June 2013, increasing by 3 percent

Meanwhile, the nights spent by foreign tourists accounted for 90 percent of the total overnight stays in June 2014, increasing by 6 percent compared with the same period in 2013.

Iceland also saw a growth in numbers of foreign visits to 110,602 in June 2014 from 89,859 in the same period of previous year, increasing by 23 percent, according to Icelandic Tourist Board.

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