3 Sweden roaming: Christmas and New Year roaming traffic shows foreign travel close to pre-pandemic levels

3 Sweden said that roaming statistics for seventeen countries indicate a resumption of foreign travel at the end of 2021.  3 sweden roaming

The number of Swedes visiting popular overseas destinations is close to pre-pandemic levels, and is higher in certain ones, it said. At Christmas 2021 and the turn of the year, roaming traffic in Thailand shot up by over 2,500 percent compared with the same period the year before.

Many Swedes chose to go abroad during the last weeks of 2021 and at the beginning of 2022. According to the mobile operator Tres’ survey, travel increased significantly to all seventeen countries surveyed.3 sweden roaming Thailand

In the Swedes’ favorite destinations, the number of Swedish tourists is now approaching the levels before the pandemic. The week after New Year, even more Swedes traveled to Denmark, Spain, France, Croatia and Italy than during the corresponding week in 2020, before the start of the pandemic.

We see that Swedes continue to travel abroad. For example, the number of Swedes in Thailand during the closing weeks of 2021 was several thousand percent more than during the same period in 2020. It is clear that there is a pent-up need and that many Swedes have travel fever right now, says Lovisa van der Schoot, press officer at Tre.

Swedes’ top 5 favorite destinations week 50-52 2021 & week 1 2022: 3 sweden roaming Thailand

Denmark
Spain
Germany
Norway
Finland

Increase in Swedes’ traveling week 1 2020-2022:  3 sweden roaming 

LandFörändringar vecka 1 2022 mot vecka 1 2021Förändringar vecka 1 2022 mot vecka 1 2020
Thailand2572%– 63%
USA738%– 12%
Österrike339%– 3%
Italien327%7%
Schweiz323%23%
Spanien292%0,50%
Frankrike206%7%
Turkiet204%110%
Tyskland172%– 2%
Norge155%– 11%
Kroatien146%43%
Storbritannien130%– 45%
Polen105%18%
Finland99%– 35%
Grekland87%8%
Portugal76%– 3%
Danmark63%9%

 

 

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