Increase in guest nights in February
In February 2013 there were 5 600 guest nights in the collective tourist accommodation establishments onSvalbard. This corresponds to an increase of 17 per cent compared with February 2012.
|February 2012||February 2013||Change in per cent|
|February 2012 - February 2013|
|Total||4 765||5 589||17.3|
|Foreign national, total||807||1 065||32.0|
|Norway||3 958||4 524||14.3|
The collective tourist accommodation establishments on Svalbard had 820 more guest nights in February 2013. Norwegian and foreign guest nights went up by 560 and 260, or 14 and 32 per cent respectively.
Guests coming to Svalbard for courses and conferences contributed 1 906 guest nights this February, which is 993 more than last February. Guest nights by holiday and recreational purposes went up by 448, or 16 per cent, to 3 306. Guest nights for professional trips went down by 617 or 62 per cent to 377 in the same period.
The occupancy rates for bed places and rooms were 29.5and 46.2 per cent respectively in February. Lodging revenue went up 28 per cent to NOK 3.4 million.
The statistics only cover guest nights of the commercial accommodation establishments in Longyearbyen, and not those in Barentsburg or other areas on Svalbard. The difference between “guest nights” and “guests” should be noted; each guest may have stayed for several guest nights. The figure in these statistics is guest nights.
RevPAR is an important key figure and is defined as lodging revenue (exclusive of meals) divided by number of available rooms. RevPAR expresses potential profit and is an indication of the management’s ability to convert available rooms to income.
The statistics is publised with Accommodation.