More guests nights in March
The number of guest nights in Norwegian accommodation establishments reached 2.1 million in March 2013. This is an increase of 5 per cent compared with March 2012. Lodging revenue for Norwegian hotels went down from NOK 1 034 million last March to NOK 947 million, which is a decrease of 8 per cent.
|March 2013||Guest nights so far this year|
|Guest nights, total||Norway||Foreign national||March 2013|
|Guest nights, total||2 096 783||1 662 941||433 842||5 576 366|
|Hotels and similar establishments||1 534 296||1 221 433||312 863||4 219 246|
|Camping sites||307 336||289 395||17 941||622 342|
|Holiday dwellings||233 204||137 327||95 877||682 346|
|Hostelling International Norway||21 947||14 786||7 161||52 432|
Statistics Norway’s accommodation statistics have undergone major restructuring. This means that the figures for camping sites and holiday dwellings as of January 2013 are no longer comparable with previous years. The restructuring covers various aspects of the statistics. The Enterprises and Establishments Register and a survey of accommodation enterprises in 2012 were used in combination as the new population register. In line with international guidelines the cut-off was reduced from 20 to 10 bed places for both hotel and holiday dwellings. For camping sites, the new cut-off is 10 pitches. Finally, camping and holiday dwellings now report in terms of guest nights and not unit days. A fixed conversion factor between guest nights and unit days was previously used, but guest nights are now obtained directly or calculated based on similar establishments. The restructuring has had less impact on the hotel statistics, and comparisons with previous figures are possible. Comparisons of figures at lower regional levels should be viewed with caution.