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Travel survey

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Key figures

7.2

million trips with at least one overnight stay Q3 2017

Travel activities
3rd quarter 2017Change in per cent
3rd quarter 2016 - 3rd quarter 2017
Tourists (million)3.041.7
Trips (million)7.19-0.4
Guest nights (million)45.18-0.8
Tourist expenditure (billion NOK)68.2817.8

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Table 1 
Number of tourists, by destination, purpose of the trip and sex and age. Millions

Number of tourists, by destination, purpose of the trip and sex and age. Millions
3rd quarter 2017
Both sexesMalesFemales16-24 years25-44 years45-64 years65-79 years
Total trips3.041.481.560.431.101.090.41
Total trips domestic1.050.510.540.120.360.370.21
Total trips outbound1.170.570.600.230.390.410.14
Total trips domestic and outbound0.820.400.410.090.350.310.06
Holiday trips, total2.911.391.520.431.031.040.40
Holiday trips domestic1.020.480.540.110.330.360.21
Holiday trips outbound1.210.580.630.230.410.430.14
Holiday trips domestic and outbound0.680.330.350.080.290.250.06
Business trips total0.560.340.210.030.260.250.02
Business trips domestic0.320.190.130.010.160.150.01
Business trips outbound0.170.110.050.020.070.070.01
Business trips domestic and outbound0.070.040.030.000.030.040.00

Table 2 
Tourist expenditure, by purpose and destination of the trip. Quarterly figures. NOK billion

Tourist expenditure, by purpose and destination of the trip. Quarterly figures. NOK billion
Total tripsTotal trips domesticTotal trips outboundShort holiday trips totalShort holiday trips domesticShort holiday trips outboundLong holiday trips totalLong holiday trips domesticLong holiday trips outboundBusiness trips totalBusiness trips domesticBusiness trips outbound
2nd quarter 200924.378.9915.374.862.842.0312.742.759.996.763.413.35
3rd quarter 200936.0813.7422.345.793.602.1924.986.9718.015.313.172.14
4th quarter 200917.456.9210.533.662.031.637.361.106.266.433.792.64
1st quarter 201022.4810.0312.454.292.831.469.081.907.189.125.313.81
2nd quarter 201028.609.4619.145.443.232.2014.312.1012.218.854.124.72
3rd quarter 201036.6012.2324.375.923.542.3823.665.8317.837.022.864.16
4th quarter 201023.719.5114.204.342.401.949.331.567.7710.035.544.49
1st quarter 201122.558.5014.064.722.682.048.751.007.749.094.814.27
2nd quarter 201130.7410.3220.435.823.082.7414.422.2612.1610.504.975.52
3rd quarter 201139.2412.7326.517.544.463.0726.125.5720.555.582.692.89
4th quarter 201130.9414.2616.685.462.982.4811.211.419.8014.269.874.40
1st quarter 201226.228.8917.335.173.092.0912.101.0511.068.954.764.19
2nd quarter 201232.4110.4821.935.943.302.6416.852.6014.259.624.585.04
3rd quarter 201243.7712.1931.586.863.683.1930.125.2924.846.783.223.56
4th quarter 201228.119.2118.895.432.782.6511.481.599.9011.194.856.34
1st quarter 201327.7810.1617.625.773.382.3916.043.3012.745.973.482.49
2nd quarter 201333.3010.2523.047.383.813.5719.472.3217.156.444.122.32
3rd quarter 201355.7917.0938.719.205.553.6540.308.1032.216.293.442.86
4th quarter 201327.759.6018.156.603.443.1614.252.2212.036.913.942.97
1st quarter 201423.6510.0213.636.864.412.4510.711.249.476.094.371.72
2nd quarter 201440.2811.7428.546.853.862.9925.223.7221.508.224.164.06
3rd quarter 201459.4819.8639.619.995.644.3541.628.6932.937.865.542.32
4th quarter 201429.459.7319.727.273.413.8615.971.7714.206.214.561.65
1st quarter 201532.6312.8319.807.574.682.8917.312.6014.707.765.552.21
2nd quarter 201536.8411.4925.357.934.153.7922.113.0319.076.804.302.49
3rd quarter 201558.9317.1941.748.495.363.1343.688.2635.426.763.573.20
4th quarter 201529.518.5121.006.083.182.9015.902.1413.757.533.194.34
1st quarter 201635.5510.9024.664.982.872.1120.883.1617.719.704.874.83
2nd quarter 201639.4313.0226.419.615.474.1420.012.9117.109.814.655.17
3rd quarter 201657.9420.3337.6110.236.993.2441.179.5531.626.543.782.75
4th quarter 201627.598.4919.096.423.213.2114.381.8512.536.783.433.35
1st quarter 201728.9011.7917.117.294.652.6414.482.1312.357.135.002.12
2nd quarter 201748.1813.7634.427.884.423.4632.044.5727.478.264.763.49
3rd quarter 201768.2822.3945.8910.907.243.6647.819.5638.259.585.603.98

Table 3 
Number of outbound trips, by selected destinations and purpose of the trip. 1 000

Number of outbound trips, by selected destinations and purpose of the trip. 1 000
3rd quarter 2017
Outbound trips, totalOutbound holiday tripsOutbound businnes trips
Denmark23821226
Sweden54349746
France1101073
Spain43939741
United Kingdom1066343
Germany14811731

Table 4 
Number of trips, by purpose of the trip and by mode of transport. Million

Number of trips, by purpose of the trip and by mode of transport. Million
3rd quarter 2017
Total tripsTotal trips domesticTotal trips outboundShort holiday trips totalShort holiday trips domesticShort holiday trips outboundLong holiday trips totalLong holiday trips domesticLong holiday trips outboundBusiness trips totalBusiness trips domesticBusiness trips outbound
Total7.194.372.822.532.020.523.471.481.991.190.880.31
Air2.680.761.920.430.210.221.600.181.420.650.380.27
Sea0.280.140.140.100.050.050.150.070.080.020.010.01
Railway0.320.270.050.130.130.000.070.040.040.110.100.01
Coach and bus0.190.150.030.110.100.010.040.030.010.030.030.01
Private and hired vehicles3.602.950.651.721.500.221.561.140.420.320.310.01
Other, country0.120.100.030.040.030.010.040.020.020.050.050.00
Not stated0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

About the statistics

The statistics cover a sample of the Norwegian population in the age group 16-79 years, and their trips lasting at least 1 night, regardless of the purpose of the trip. The purpose is to throw light on people’s travel habits in Norway and abroad. The survey was introduced in 2002, and is conducted on a quarterly basis.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Trip is stay outside the ordinary place of residence independent the purpose of the stay and minimum 1 night duration. In this conection, a short trip lasts 1 to 3 nights, while a long trip lasts 4 nights or more.

''Overnight stay". If one has spent the night somewhere it is defined as an overnight stay whether one has slept or not.

The expenditure is defined as the total consumption expenditure made by a visitor or on behalf of a visitor for and during his/her trip and stay at destination. The expenditure includes all taxes paid.

The main destination is defined as the place one has stayed the most nights. If the person has spent an equal number of nights more places, the first place is chosen as the main destination.

Type of accomodation:

  • Hotels and similar stablishments: hotels, hotel apartments, Bed & breakfast,…
  • Tourist campsites: campsites, caravan or trailer park (non-residential).
  • Other collective accomodation establishments: cabins, youth hostels…
  • Non-rented accomodation: own holiday home, accommodation provided without charge by relatives or friends, other non-rented.Type of accommodation not specified: not spesified.

Quarter . For 2002 and 2003 there were difference between the quarters investigated and "calendar quarters":

1st quarter: November, December and January. 2nd quarter: February, March and April. 3rd quarter: May, June and July. 4th quarter: August, September and October.

For 2002 and 2003 the quarters investigated are converted into quarters according the calendar.

Standard classifications

Not relevant

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Travel survey
Topic: Transport and tourism

Next release

Responsible division

Transport, tourism and ICT statistics

Regional level

National level

Frequency and timeliness

Quarterly, published eight weeks after the reference quarter

International reporting

Eurostat

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to throw light on Norwegians travel habits in Norway and abroad. The survey is carried through from 2002, and on quarterly basis.

Figures published prior to 2002 have been removed from the archive on http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/00/02/20/reise_en/ due to errors.

Users and applications

The statistics is used by the Innovation Norway (former Norwegian Tourist Board), organisations within the trade, Research Institutes and International organisations like Eurostat.

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 inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

The Travel Survey covers all types of trips (both holiday trips and trips with occupational purpose) with at least 1 overnight stay, while Holiday Survey covers all holiday trips with at least 4 overnight stays. Both surveys cover long holiday trips and in that way overlap each other

Legal authority

The Statistics Act § 2-1 (voluntary)

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

Statistics covers a sample of the Norwegian population in the age group 16 - 79 years, and their trips lasting at least 1 night, independent of the purpose of the trip.

Data sources and sampling

The Population register in combination with telephone interview/CATI.

The holiday survey is carried out among 2 000 Norwegians between 16 and 79 years of age. New sample is drawn every quarter.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Interview (telephone)/CATI

A computer is used during the interview. The interviewer reads the questions aloud from the screen and the answers are registered instantly. This allows the data to be controlled immediately, and it reduces the risk of asking the interviewee wrong questions.

The data is meant to represent the whole Norwegian population in the age group 16-79 years, not only the sample. In order to calculate totals, the data is grouped in four age groups (16-24 years, 25-44 years, 45-66 years and 67-79 years) and sex. Variables like number of tourists, number of trips, number of overnights stops and tourist expenditure is multiplied by a factor, which is define as the size of the population in the current strata divided by number of respondents in the same strata.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Travel Survey was established in 2002 and carried out on quarterly basis since then. The definition of quarters was changed and adapted to the calendar quarters in 2004. These changes have probably not caused lack of comparability.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Collection errors, like when the interviewee gives incorrect information, or processing errors, like when the interviewer registers the answer incorrectly, are tried kept to a minimum by automatically controlling the answers during the interview. Nevertheless, there may still be some errors left. The number and kind of errors are not known.

Non response errors are errors caused by unit non-response, i.e. that the unit (for instance an individual or a company) has failed to respond, or item non response, i.e. that the unit has failed to respond to some but not all the questions in the survey.

Sampling bias may arise when the distribution of some variables in the sample is not the same as the corresponding distribution in the population.

The results in this survey are based on the information provided by those responding. Non-response is mainly due to the interviewee not wanting to participate or that he/she was not reached by the interviewer. If the interviewee was not reached due to he/she being on holiday, the distribution of this variable among those interviewed and the non-respondents may differ and sampling bias may arise.

Variance . The holiday survey is carried out among a sample of Norwegians between 16 and 79 years of age. The uncertainty of findings based on only a part of the population, (sampling variance) depends among other factors on the number of observations in the sample and on the distribution of the current variable in the whole population. An estimate of this uncertainty (standard deviation) can be constructed by means of the observations in the sample.

In 2002 and 2003 the definition of quarters did not correspond to calendar quarters. However, calendar quarter is published.

Data for each quarter in Travel Survey in 2002 and 2003 is therefore collected from two different surveys. F.eks. 1st quarter 2003 has data both for the period November 2002 - January 2003 concerning the tourists in January 2003, and for the period February - April 2003 concerning the tourists in February and Mars.

Adding up the number of tourists from two different surveys like that, gives an overestimated result, since it is not taken into consideration that many travel twice or more. By certain assumption, the number of tourists is reduced.

Revision

Not relevant

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