In the first three weeks of April alone, 183 companies in the hotel and restaurant industry in the country went bankrupt. Now the organization Företagarna believes that the wind has turned.

Both lunch and dinner are eaten outside

- It is an incredible difference from before midsummer. Now people seem to treat themselves to both lunches and dinners outside. It's going well. We also see that the hotels' restaurants are doing well and that hotel nights are now also starting to be booked. This bodes well and will generate a good autumn for the industry, says Frida Boklund, regional manager for Entrepreneurs in Östergötland.

Better than July last year

One who has experienced the recovery is Charlotta Helméus-Nyman at Albackens Trädgårdskaffeteri outside Mjölby.

- July this year is a little better than July last year. We have lost to buses that used to stop with us, but instead there are many in the immediate area who come and there are many who are out on the roads who stop, she says

Hear and see more of Charlotta Helméus-Nyman in the video above.