Just to modify those numbers a bit...
Not saying you're wrong or right - just that yes, it's getting better (because it could hardly get worse by now...)
(hed) wrote: I also thought they were struggeling With getting international guests compard to about 10-15 years ago.
Compared to 15 years ago, absolutely. 10 years ago, probably not so much.
From early-mid 90's until 2003, the number of international guests was consistently around or above 50%. It was more than 60% in 2002. That number dropped severely
in a matter of a few years after 2003. In 2006, as far as I recall, it was below 25%. In the years around 2010 it was 8-12%.
In the nineties there were almost 100 000 paying guests.
For 4 years (1994-1997), there were 90000. Before and after that, 60-75000.
I don't know about the Swedish numbers, but i read somewhere that there were only 6000 Norwegians this year With 92 000 paying visitors (each day)?
That's 80000 all week tickets; 5000 single day tickets per day; and some weird math. The total per day in 2016 was 85000 paying visitors.
2002: 15 000 / 65 000 = 23 % Norwegians
^ That's the all time record year in terms of international visitors... And
it would actually be 13600 / 73000 = 18.6% Norwegians
2016: 6 000 / 92 000 = 6,5 % Norwegians
^ That's after several years where it was more like half that amount.