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NEWS: Around the Arctic August 20, 2004 - 3:39 pm

Tourism up in Iceland

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Tourism in Iceland is up 17 per cent, compared to the same time last year, according to Iceland’s tourist board.

A total of 64,275 tourists visited Iceland in July, a record number.

“There are many reasons for the increase,” says Magnus Oddsson, managing director of the tourist board. “Most likely is the ISK 600 million (about $100 million) the government has spent over the past two years marketing Iceland as a tourist destination.”

In total, there have been 30,000 more tourists visiting Iceland this year than at the same time last year.

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