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Key figures

2.9

million hotel guest nights in August 2017

Guest nights, by type of accommodation and month
August 2017Guest nights so far this year
Guest nights, totalGuest nights, NorwegianGuest nights, foreign nationalsAugust 2017
Guest nights, total4 731 2922 873 7601 857 53225 114 021
 
Hotels and similar establishments2 871 4261 776 0991 095 32716 480 718
Camping sites1 443 553908 571534 9826 382 081
Holiday dwellings357 240163 335193 9051 980 372
Youth hostels59 07325 75533 318270 850

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Table 1 
Hotels and similar establishments. Number of open establishments, beds and rooms, by county

Hotels and similar establishments. Number of open establishments, beds and rooms, by county
EstablishmentsBedsRooms
August 2016August 2017August 2016August 2017August 2016August 2017
The whole country1 0261 003174 430171 94882 65982 092
Østfold27283 5863 6421 6361 666
Akershus414313 70114 0736 9337 185
Oslo737125 48824 37113 42913 070
Hedmark39366 3215 0092 6182 088
Oppland938712 81912 4695 3585 246
Buskerud706912 00511 7324 8744 848
Vestfold29287 3818 1572 8093 020
Telemark35354 5034 6302 0062 017
Aust-Agder26232 6662 5231 1071 033
Vest-Agder25276 0885 6492 5042 189
Rogaland706612 97311 9856 9926 425
Hordaland10310616 75818 6998 0109 086
Sogn og Fjordane68716 6016 7953 1533 242
Møre og Romsdal63628 4358 0044 2314 186
Sør-Trøndelag615810 63110 5054 9804 946
Nord-Trøndelag34313 4063 2841 7611 688
Nordland82828 6668 4614 2584 207
Troms - Romsa45407 2066 8843 3873 383
Finnmark - Finnmárku35334 3044 1862 2092 162
Svalbard77892890404405

Table 2 
Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests
August 2016August 2017Per cent
August 2016 - August 2017
Total2 773 9322 871 4263.5
Foreign national, total1 087 2041 095 3270.7
Norway1 686 7281 776 0995.3
Denmark48 81842 778-12.4
Finland16 10914 124-12.3
Iceland4 0553 022-25.5
Sweden87 59384 044-4.1
Belgium13 34815 13413.4
Estonia1 9072 43127.5
France52 10153 8643.4
Greece2 8652 383-16.8
Ireland2 3262 5087.8
Italy58 98760 3322.3
Latvia1 8272 18119.4
Malta45481679.7
Netherlands57 62862 0517.7
Liechtenstein264199-24.6
Luxembourg1 0211 18416.0
Poland16 10916 2440.8
Portugal3 4905 04544.6
Lithuania3 5883 266-9.0
Spain78 09179 0411.2
United Kingdom82 32075 979-7.7
Russia14 32615 89611.0
Switzerland22 07223 3866.0
Turkey2 3434 24981.3
Germany143 543136 313-5.0
Slovenia1 1241 097-2.4
Ukraine3 0433 1302.9
Hungary3 8073 433-9.8
Austria10 4489 973-4.5
Slovakia1 8241 597-12.4
Czech Republic4 0194 1603.5
South Africa9083 667303.9
Japan20 17619 971-1.0
China85 45889 4034.6
South Korea15 98421 57635.0
Cyprus42347011.1
Canada4 5715 94930.1
Mexico1 2461 223-1.8
United States77 486106 81237.8
Brazil5 79913 203127.7
Australia11 39614 07923.5
New Zealand00.
The rest of Europe60 3169 019-85.0
The rest of South America5 4776 88325.7
The rest of Oceania2 8083 69231.5
The rest of Asia52 70363 59920.7
The rest of Africa3 0035 92197.2
Unknown00.

Table 3 
Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights and utilisation of capacity, by county

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights and utilisation of capacity, by county
August 2016August 2017
TotalForeign national, totalNorwayUtilisation of beds (per cent)Utilisation of rooms (per cent)TotalForeign national, totalNorwayUtilisation of beds (per cent)Utilisation of rooms (per cent)
The whole country2 773 9321 087 2041 686 72851.967.72 871 4261 095 3271 776 09954.369.4
Østfold48 46910 00838 46143.963.745 0618 60936 45240.659.8
Akershus216 34281 359134 98351.168.4233 76683 512150 25453.869.6
Oslo539 084266 171272 91369.082.6561 475268 263293 21275.086.3
Hedmark54 73311 67543 05828.243.155 91613 62342 29336.656.4
Oppland188 00257 398130 60449.060.4182 39856 320126 07847.761.1
Buskerud155 33249 842105 49041.958.8156 56555 737100 82843.258.2
Vestfold64 7737 56657 20728.347.178 3197 38770 93231.044.8
Telemark64 74110 35454 38746.858.661 91610 75851 15843.955.9
Aust-Agder28 4716 22322 24836.553.528 7185 56323 15537.458.6
Vest-Agder74 00511 26162 74440.956.881 9218 68773 23448.871.4
Rogaland190 09562 035128 06047.359.8178 55856 568121 99048.261.6
Hordaland353 367212 209141 15868.482.8388 524220 760167 76467.180.2
Sogn og Fjordane131 11582 97048 14564.176.7139 75088 55651 19466.578.2
Møre og Romsdal142 24564 38377 86254.465.4139 16761 58277 58556.365.6
Sør-Trøndelag171 88233 426138 45653.273.5172 17831 303140 87553.471.8
Nord-Trøndelag47 40911 01436 39544.959.645 6997 38138 31844.961.7
Nordland136 72940 62696 10351.568.7139 16145 23093 93153.668.0
Troms - Romsa102 67836 86865 81046.166.3103 81534 50569 31048.865.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku49 66223 13126 53140.351.662 83022 55440 27648.461.8
Svalbard-----15 6898 4297 26056.974.8

Table 4 
Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county

Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county
August 2017
RevenuePrice per room (NOK)
The whole country1 654 115 766945
Østfold27 602 930915
Akershus125 759 964815
Oslo341 497 376993
Hedmark28 471 687797
Oppland82 191 259839
Buskerud68 654 276788
Vestfold40 999 055980
Telemark31 598 935919
Aust-Agder19 837 0581 095
Vest-Agder41 881 583903
Rogaland100 196 457819
Hordaland248 627 6791 102
Sogn og Fjordane85 271 4851 088
Møre og Romsdal78 554 130926
Sør-Trøndelag111 596 0061 023
Nord-Trøndelag30 199 235935
Nordland83 155 634945
Troms - Romsa56 185 604814
Finnmark - Finnmárku36 943 348892
Svalbard14 892 0651 585

Table 5 
Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose
August 2016August 2017
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights2 773 932251 569774 8251 747 5382 871 426244 513871 2241 755 689
Østfold48 4696 22818 53223 70945 0617 26915 70722 085
Akershus216 34232 55466 403117 385233 76631 59588 593113 578
Oslo539 08437 927165 137336 020561 47540 187185 920335 368
Hedmark54 7334 47512 81637 44255 9164 06414 87236 980
Oppland188 00210 25626 785150 961182 39811 82726 857143 714
Buskerud155 33218 57027 898108 864156 56514 75726 067115 741
Vestfold64 77312 35421 13431 28578 31932 03123 29122 997
Telemark64 7415 14721 45138 14361 9168 71112 05341 152
Aust-Agder28 4715 5817 42515 46528 7183 03710 09815 583
Vest-Agder74 0053 02128 30942 67581 9215 48432 46843 969
Rogaland190 09515 33679 18595 574178 55820 53373 43584 590
Hordaland353 36724 69296 433232 242388 52412 262103 765272 497
Sogn og Fjordane131 1152 55016 867111 698139 7504 73524 819110 196
Møre og Romsdal142 2457 72937 24297 274139 1676 06840 75992 340
Sør-Trøndelag171 88233 28951 18787 406172 17818 37968 09185 708
Nord-Trøndelag47 4092 98316 42628 00045 6994 54919 52821 622
Nordland136 72912 29635 72188 712139 1615 65645 63087 875
Troms - Romsa102 6788 78428 77965 115103 8159 40736 40358 005
Finnmark - Finnmárku49 6622 58816 35130 72362 83080122 65839 371
Svalbard14 7985 2097448 84515 6893 16121012 318

Table 6 
Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county

Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county
August 2017
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country6689 621
Østfold28218
Akershus410
Oslo255
Hedmark44631
Oppland731 211
Buskerud45521
Vestfold34224
Telemark48520
Aust-Agder27541
Vest-Agder19472
Rogaland21286
Hordaland42570
Sogn og Fjordane46734
Møre og Romsdal49643
Sør-Trøndelag39516
Nord-Trøndelag36430
Nordland601 137
Troms - Romsa29396
Finnmark - Finnmárku22506

Table 7 
Camping sites. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county

Camping sites. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county
TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenBelgiumEstoniaFranceGreeceIrelandItalyLatviaMaltaNetherlandsLiechtensteinLuxembourgPolandPortugalLithuaniaSpainUnited KingdomRussiaSwitzerlandTurkeyGermanySloveniaUkraineHungaryAustriaSlovakiaCzech RepublicSouth AfricaJapanChinaSouth KoreaCyprusCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBrazilAustraliaNew ZealandThe rest of EuropeThe rest of South AmericaThe rest of OceaniaThe rest of AsiaThe rest of AfricaUnknown
August 2017
The whole country1 443 553534 982908 57118 99312 05839946 0009 9741 97825 08615643516 9182 2308997 51813165810 6765623 02712 9559 4305 24715 691205201 6456729557889 3881 6508 734996331 9901 19561 281563 4702841 59302 0035313966 7624350
Østfold87 5336 62280 911372930598712912500113501 32800399519632781718902 5922728841850072030142301141051120
Akershus......................................................................................0..........0
Oslo......................................................................................0..........0
Hedmark70 43413 71156 723883120173 766162123380916811462 6620184262361201987229903 791361225431112400281301206942406526990
Oppland159 22145 616113 6051 947394607 909985681 71314197073591110 068462590582865236452621 006714 4564370305421321 7390357335098821620780315229217150
Buskerud81 50618 77062 7361 00378101 1423876972802427713205 4383113336109727333372416386 4512616731638137310541160268592143012721323520
Vestfold119 3976 403112 9943951371 0266211650094801 0430244219829472011802 882104973813700050109010900800
Telemark87 53620 35967 1771 85512711 52059434489262363925 8934827298620725011436387 45812012137262811011260803410890434071170
Aust-Agder91 27228 69862 5741 6991116806391283971102633147 5621302777872132001006241414 9721732123732584063432023449335029768940
Vest-Agder55 93320 22235 71183231132853002438006300713 5881621218345129142311 481111 559414613349147436351605265438013927130
Rogaland57 31230 87826 43485514035837779681 372124466411304 884563668621606113882406841016 186651144855794332018849308561493543041123010740
Hordaland79 55855 32224 2361 019204151 6421 1451003 09612101 6442622410 6311721 2981373022 0281 0185011 5393321 9846117714679619675519282811722141481011246057180362 06670
Sogn og Fjordane116 37876 70939 6691 647640152 8071 9232933 91516442 6602052317 64618722 251674073 8711 8618691 4784024 52797212778952281 662402169384860236109051133150250141432 4281220
Møre og Romsdal94 15154 52839 6231 45347394 870814922 21513851 66728848 25523381 110116111 0881 2347131 0863023 641411515781319387222226114003292482241240246453885760
Sør-Trøndelag63 01621 33441 682837452553 157370102667102765522243 5542022734914523920017476626 86654225893330529810127580310698410529294270
Nord-Trøndelag55 09813 30241 796300338102 148138464894542835101 608012431571461826537245 7546514347101192141212027046015302401012150
Nordland99 15753 89445 2632 0793 122579 2747063743 023531122 33520104 8451738779211451 4347071 0351 9641017 40238381111 2491028109237125230132929924213024116502391960
Troms - Romsa40 15018 42621 7243792 17621 926168268943311 32610401 8360264562510669237255796504 2642119181 249229431314505308952306792586160
Finnmark - Finnmárku29 92116 33713 5846663 34452892139343826441 4733301 699016244334666232137688103 4478303230791120183010214039052037161010370
Svalbard00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Table 8 
Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county

Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county
August 2017
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country26 3581 443 553429 582273 499357 627382 845
Østfold2 58687 53310 9063 8285 94766 852
Akershus............
Oslo............
Hedmark1 75070 43420 20610 14420 39819 686
Oppland3 209159 22148 09426 17941 49843 450
Buskerud2 49881 50630 9519 43316 01425 108
Vestfold4 344119 39713 4658 9718 74188 220
Telemark1 79487 53627 80321 11817 78220 833
Aust-Agder1 33091 27230 26313 68021 95825 371
Vest-Agder98855 93316 6399 88815 08814 318
Rogaland1 26657 31215 49018 84610 13412 842
Hordaland94379 55832 16116 09925 3125 986
Sogn og Fjordane477116 37835 43229 15045 0586 738
Møre og Romsdal1 02394 15127 13324 48629 67112 861
Sør-Trøndelag1 34063 01622 96310 29116 19213 570
Nord-Trøndelag1 05155 09816 2999 10112 23617 462
Nordland65599 15734 66123 48038 5582 458
Troms - Romsa69540 15011 56810 89113 9113 780
Finnmark - Finnmárku18429 9216 7066 21215 5031 500

Table 9 
Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county

Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county
August 2017
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country5787 260
Østfold425
Akershus396
Oslo00
Hedmark24359
Oppland711 117
Buskerud50948
Vestfold10133
Telemark26332
Aust-Agder15271
Vest-Agder18563
Rogaland34284
Hordaland50544
Sogn og Fjordane79667
Møre og Romsdal42258
Sør-Trøndelag36448
Nord-Trøndelag20149
Nordland55708
Troms - Romsa24210
Finnmark - Finnmárku17148

Table 10 
Holiday dwellings. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county

Holiday dwellings. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county
TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenBelgiumEstoniaFranceGreeceIrelandItalyLatviaMaltaNetherlandsLiechtensteinLuxembourgPolandPortugalLithuaniaSpainUnited KingdomRussiaSwitzerlandTurkeyGermanySloveniaUkraineHungaryAustriaSlovakiaCzech RepublicSouth AfricaJapanChinaSouth KoreaCyprusCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBrazilAustraliaNew ZealandThe rest of EuropeThe rest of South AmericaThe rest of OceaniaThe rest of AsiaThe rest of AfricaUnknown
August 2017
The whole country357 240193 905163 3355 7791 9739613 6123 9051 0316 6131131294 8141 0311041 79351714 1771903 2196 4744 9173 2722 3536264 1811071 1153611 4731 0684 489242802 6738032513243 49877752201 9651601693 888740
Østfold......................................................................................0..........0
Akershus......................................................................................0..........0
Oslo00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Hedmark9 7982 7657 033223202928226163201173040800550441973238053121051270312020570301600700
Oppland59 31820 41738 901965154142 65626065227282273317 9522533111902953324115904 4033919074262131812630070036062332033221117300
Buskerud31 26614 16217 10447931228731 1648028441612824807 816042350362711182207721 002017027196005222203809611408421618800
Vestfold5 8941 0754 819313831864012230012110340274020446254017000021120012001014010301500
Telemark16 0937 7478 3461 1822803714409704223904 213020560163524203561 0210104101400019046731360401611900
Aust-Agder17 5423 97013 5724070091249002001 77200145014848201 42200610100210003000200100
Vest-Agder29 3069 17620 13058122633740310058001 1860491001376639406 451002730567500140000186500000000
Rogaland14 31711 0363 2811321101121110820042801 366060269141926481825905 869001894652170007615020230701 2464425200
Hordaland37 83830 7307 10827855104262991311 11513397102958 2960153421531 3921 1228431842761310 54813813214224128411036639821301866574180013371431 785370
Sogn og Fjordane33 03924 7168 32332275234999743390021144275146 19601123851902 158608185171158 265723631153576531850216010907842391049323797220
Møre og Romsdal12 2878 3793 90856196535816251001833006400411745433715811810604 0490354306125121211884102301581224077119185150
Sør-Trøndelag25 51318 0257 4881159101 3254219617221144190380276312946105216129211 20521140942332 75903255070591110341181600
Nord-Trøndelag4 0782 5491 52920925722221002220127003302122917601 4920406214902000104000200000
Nordland35 10024 77310 32743354783 574525482 95237102 4649201 31431769882677098908531 139244 655435278231135314226590530113088825140039144831000
Troms - Romsa9 9737 2262 7471285340372421138729142822680151021950476326288794201 907028628321000800012098040240004800
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 9673 9481 01928262034413181210059740128025361433828560387130932174263900151101025080330200

Table 11 
Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment

Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment
August 2017
TotalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsHostelling International
Total4 731 2922 871 4261 443 553357 24059 073
Foreign national, total1 857 5321 095 327534 982193 90533 318
Norway2 873 7601 776 099908 571163 33525 755
Denmark68 55342 77818 9935 7791 003
Finland28 53614 12412 0581 973381
Iceland3 6963 02239996179
Sweden145 92884 04446 00013 6122 272
Belgium29 67015 1349 9743 905657
Estonia5 6092 4311 9781 031169
France89 09853 86425 0866 6133 535
Greece2 6642 38315611312
Ireland3 1432 50843512971
Italy83 98660 33216 9184 8141 922
Latvia5 5672 1812 2301 031125
Malta91781689102
Netherlands202 83562 05197 51841 7931 473
Liechtenstein33519913150
Luxembourg2 0941 18465817181
Poland32 26716 24410 6764 1771 170
Portugal5 8705 04556219073
Lithuania9 9263 2663 0273 219414
Spain100 61079 04112 9556 4742 140
United Kingdom93 05175 9799 4304 9172 725
Russia24 71615 8965 2473 272301
Switzerland42 15023 38615 6912 353720
Turkey4 5974 2492056281
Germany408 053136 313201 64564 1815 914
Slovenia1 9611 09767210785
Ukraine5 2433 1309551 11543
Hungary4 6503 43378836168
Austria21 2249 9739 3881 473390
Slovakia4 4091 5971 6501 06894
Czech Republic18 4694 1608 7344 4891 086
South Africa3 8063 667992416
Japan21 06119 971633280177
China95 21389 4031 9902 6731 147
South Korea24 26021 5761 195803686
Cyprus478470620
Canada8 0735 9491 281513330
Mexico1 3291 223562426
United States115 331106 8123 4703 4981 551
Brazil14 37313 203284777109
Australia16 79514 0791 593522601
New Zealand00000
The rest of Europe13 1429 0192 0031 965155
The rest of South America7 6556 88353116081
The rest of Oceania4 3513 69239616994
The rest of Asia75 32163 5996 7623 8881 072
The rest of Africa6 5175 9214357487
Unknown00000

About the statistics

Accommodation is an important part of the Norwegian tourism industry. The accommodation statistics measures the level and development of the guest nights at Norwegian accommodation establishments. Accommodation establishments in these statistics refer to hotels, short-term holiday dwellings, camping sites and youth hostels.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The number of hotels corresponds to the number of establishments open to the public at least one day during the reference period.

Beds and rooms correspond to the number of beds and rooms in hotels open to the public.

Utilisation of bed capacity corresponds to the number of guest nights in per cent of the number of available beds, where the number of available beds is the number of beds multiplied by the establishment's number of open days during the reference period.

Utilisation of room capacity corresponds to the number of occupied rooms in per cent of the number of available rooms, where the number of available rooms is the number of rooms multiplied by the establishment's number of open days during the reference period.

The number of camping sites and holiday dwellings correspond to the number of open establishments during the reference period.

The number of rooms and beds represent two different ways of measuring hotel capacity. In theory, hotels with only double rooms can obtain an occupancy rate of 100 per cent, while the bed capacity is 50 per cent only. The utilisation of room and the utilisation of bed capacity may therefore develop differently from one period to another.

Holiday dwellings are self-catering huts/rooms with limited service. The service does not include the making of beds, cleaning of rooms and sanitary equipment. The establishments must be under the same management, be run on a commercial basis and have their own reception.

Unit: Family or party of tourists who shares a hut/room irrespective of number of people in the group.

Unit night: Unit used one night.

Guest night: One person accommodated one night.

Country of residence: A person is considered to be a resident in a country (place) if the person has lived for most of the past year or 12 months in that country (place), or has lived in that country (place) for a shorter period and intends to return within 12 months to live in that country (place).International tourists should be classified according to their country of residence, not according to their citizenship. From a tourism standpoint any person who moves to another country (place) and intends to stay there for more than one year is immediately assimilated with other residents of that country (place). Citizens residing abroad who return to their country of citizenship on a temporary visit are included with non-resident visitors. Citizenship is indicated in the person's passport (or other identification document), while country of residence has to be determined by means of question or inferred e.g. from the person's address.


Seasonal contract: Caravan on seasonal contract means the rent of an area at a fixed price irrespective of use.

The total capacity for a camping site is the total of number of huts and areas for tents/caravans or campers.

Standard classifications

Lodging turnover is exclusive of turnover for food, regardless of meals being included in the sales price.

There may be changes in capacity during the year. On the basis of information on bed and room capacity per month, the annual or seasonal capacity is calculated as a monthly average.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Accommodation
Topic: Transport and tourism

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Responsible division

Transport, tourism and ICT statistics

Regional level

County. Municipality by request.

Frequency and timeliness

Monthly

International reporting

Data are reported to Eurostat, the UN and the OECD.

Microdata

Microdata are stored in Oracle databases and as files in SAS and ASCII format.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the statistics is to measure the level and development in the guest nights at Norwegian collective accommodation establishments, which are an important part of the Norwegian tourism industry.

The accommodation statistics for hotels and similar establishments were established in 1950.
The accommodation statistics for camping sites were established in 1968.
The accommodation statistics for holiday dwellings were established in 1998.

Figures for Hostelling International Norway were published for the first time in Statistics Norway's annual publication in 1965 and included in Statistics Norway's monthly figures from July 2002.

The scope of the statistics has been revised several times. Further information is provided in chapter Production - comparability over time and space.

Users and applications

The Ministry of Trade and Industry, Innovation Norway (formerly the Norwegian Tourist Board), and trade organisations, research institutes and international organisations such as Eurostat use the statistics.

Knowledge of the tourist traffic to Norway is important for research and for measuring the results of Norwegian marketing efforts abroad, and also form a basis for the Government's backing of tourism as a growth area.

The Division for National Accounts in Statistics Norway is also an important user.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar.

Coherence with other statistics

The Division for National Accounts uses the hotel data in their quarterly publishing.

The accommodation statistics are used to check the quality of the Travel- and Holiday Survey and the Structural Business Statistics for Hotels and Restaurants.

The accommodation statistics are also used for estimates in the quarterly turnover index for transport and tourism.

Legal authority

The Statistics Act of 1989, §§2-2 and 2-3

EEA reference

REGULATION (EU) No 692/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 6 July 2011 concerning European statistics on tourism and repealing Council Directive 95/57/EC

Production

Population

The statistics cover all hotels and similar establishments, camping sites with a capacity of  at least at least 30 units, holiday dwellings with a capacity of at least 10 bedplaces, and all youth hostels.

Data sources and sampling

Data reported directly from the establishment's booking systems and Internet questionnaire.

Total count for establishments that are larger than the threshold set out in Chapter Production - population. Data for minor establishments - above cut off - are anyway calculated.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The questionnaires are sent out at the end of the month M. The response deadline is the 10th of the month M+1.

 All questionnaires and all data reported electronically are subject to logic and mathematical checks.

For non-respondents, missing values are calculated based on data from similar establishments in same stratum.

There is a high statistical correlation between the share of business guest nights and the price the hotel obtains in the market. This statistical correlation is used to calculate room revenue and other lodging revenue for establishments that have not submitted information on turnover.

About 5 per cent of the establishments do not respond. For these establishments number of guest nights and sales are calculated. These calculations are based on the assumption that non-respondents have same utility of capacity for beds and rooms as the respondents within same strata (hotel and region. With knowledge about capacity for all non-respondents, the number of guest night can be calculated.

Seasonal adjustment

 

Figures are published in original forms. Some figurs for hotells are seasonally adjusted by using X12ARIMA, http://www.ssb.no/maanedshefte/del1/kifig46n.shtml

Confidentiality

The accommodation statistics is released according to the directions given in the Statistics Act, section 2-6:

Information collected in accordance with any prescribed obligation to provide information, shall under no circumstances be published in such a way that it may be traced back to the supplier of any data or to any other identifiable individual to the detriment of the person concerned, or to the unreasonable detriment of the latter if the supplier of the data or the individual is an undertaking of the kind mentioned in § 5-1 third paragraph[1] or a public organisation.

Comparability over time and space

The hotel statistics were established in 1950. Due to several changes in the scope of the statistics, these are not comparable for the whole period. Except for two extensions (1990 and 1995), when more nationalities were included in the statistics, the hotel statistics are fully comparable from 1985. In connection with the revision of the Hotel Act in 1984, the approval system was removed and this resulted in an increase in the number of establishments. The statistical gap from 1984 to 1985 is documented in "Norsk Hotellnæring 1950 - 1990. Sosiale og økonomiske studier 77, Statistisk sentralbyrå" (Norwegian only).

The camping statistics were established in 1968 and were revised in 1988, 1996 and 1998.
In 1988, a register with information on opening hours and capacity was established, enabling estimates for non-respondents.

In 1996, more nationalities were included, in accordance with Council Directive 95/57/EC of 23 November 1995 on the collection of statistical information in the field of tourism.

In 1998, the cover was extended to include overnight stays in caravans on seasonal contracts. The camping statistics were also extended to include the winter and autumn season and to include consecutive monthly publication. The camping statistics are therefore comparable from 1998.

The holiday dwelling statistics were established in 1998 and can be compared from 1998 to 2002. In 2002, some establishments in the hotel statistics were reclassified as holiday dwellings. As a result the statistics are not comparable from 2002 to 2003.

The holiday dwellings and the camping sites reported their statistics in unit nights (see Chapter Production - poulation). Unit nights were however converted to number of guest nights based on empirical studies, indicating that an average family/travel company sharing a hut consists of three people.Since January 2013, the holiday dwellings and campsites have been asked to report guest nights. However, some camping sites have continued to report unit days. A major revision and correction of figures from such camping sites was carried out in June 2014. This affects comparability with previous periods to a degree, but in the long term will lead to improved guest night figures for camping sites.

From 2004, some larger holiday dwellings with larger huts report number of guest nights instead. These holiday dwellings accommodate families/travel companies of more than three people. This has affected the comparability from 2003 to 2004.

From January 2013 the prodction of the statistics are severly changed. New cut off based on international regulations (cf. Poulation above). It is guest nights that are collected (not unit nights) and establishments ard identified in Business Register and some other business surveys. These have lead to more establishments in the population. Some establishments have changed NACE. All together the changes makes data for camping and holiday dwellings NOT comparable with data from 2012 and before. Data for hotels are comparable, but use data on minor regional area, municipalities, with careness.

Figures for Svalbard have in 2013 been included in the ordinary tourism statistics twice. First Svalbard was include from March 2013.  In July 2013 figures for Svalbardt were included for January and February in the Statistics Bank. Thes might lead to inconsistency between data for Norway in the bank, and data for Norway in the articles for January - May 2013.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

In general, errors can occur both when the questionnaire is being completed (respondents submit incorrect information) and during the registration of questionnaires (optical reading).

Non-response: By the date the questionnaires are due back the response rate is about 60 per cent. After reminders have been sent out the response increases to 90-95 per cent. Total and partial non-response are calculated automatically. Calculation or imputation of values for no-response establishments is based on other esteblishments' data in the same stratum. Stratum is given by county and accommodation capacity. By imputation of values, there may be significantly uncertainty which again may have major impact on data at smaller regional areas.

Accommodation statistics updated its population regularly against Business Register since January 2013. New establishments, establishments that had changed their major activities was either added to or removed from the population. There may be delay as well as errors and omissions in this process, which can reduce comparability of data over time.

Guest nights for camping sites and holiday dwellings are in most cases based on assessments. Errors and omissions in reporting in one period uncovered in editing in later periods can reduce data  comparability, especially  for smaller regional areas. Such errors may in some cases be enlarged through calculation of non-responses.

Revision

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