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Key figures

4.5 %

change in guest nights from July 2018 to July 2019

Guest nights
Guest nightsChange in per cent
July 2019So far this yearJuly 2018 - July 2019So far this year vs last year
Guest nights, total6 575 17121 591 6164.52.4
Hotels and similar establishments3 367 17714 685 8796.04.3
Camping sites2 733 8835 225 0373.90.0
Holiday dwellings412 8311 483 8390.1-6.0
Youth hostels61 280196 861-10.9-3.2

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Table 1 
Hotels. Open establishments, beds and rooms, by county

Hotels. Open establishments, beds and rooms, by county
EstablishmentsBedsRooms
July 2018July 2019July 2018July 2019July 2018July 2019
The whole country9701 004183 088191 22782 41486 521
Østfold28273 5553 4911 6441 687
Akershus414015 49615 7547 4447 559
Oslo717326 25229 30913 03114 382
Hedmark34355 4125 4722 0852 149
Oppland848812 66412 8835 0525 126
Buskerud636111 77811 3394 5604 498
Vestfold29309 75710 6453 3213 597
Telemark33355 0715 6412 1422 310
Aust-Agder22232 5142 4911 0111 014
Vest-Agder27277 0547 0592 6182 613
Rogaland647112 73813 9386 1076 890
Hordaland9910019 64720 7529 1759 578
Sogn og Fjordane65686 4357 2473 1463 470
Møre og Romsdal61638 6698 4754 1354 202
Trøndelag879114 36714 5346 6186 812
Nordland83888 7459 1584 2564 420
Troms - Romsa38417 3477 5043 2983 423
Finnmark - Finnmárku33344 6284 6002 3312 327
Svalbard89959935440464

Table 2 
Guest nights at hotels, by country of residence.

Guest nights at hotels, by country of residence.
Guest nightsPer cent
July 2018July 2019July 2018 - July 2019
Total3 176 0703 367 1776.0
Foreign national, total1 167 0201 254 2367.5
Norway2 009 0502 112 9415.2
Denmark47 78146 793-2.1
Finland26 26528 8499.8
Iceland2 2692 209-2.6
Sweden97 438107 32210.1
Albania50959516.9
Andorra11013926.4
Belgium21 77424 52212.6
Bosnia-Herzegovina49955-89.0
Bulgaria1 7751 665-6.2
Estonia2 4433 31935.9
France56 20263 27812.6
Greece2 3812 272-4.6
Belarus1 2881 133-12.0
Ireland2 1002 95640.8
Italy37 50335 225-6.1
Kosovo8729-66.7
Croatia1 5521 5731.4
Latvia1 5902 52859.0
Liechtenstein22831236.8
Lithuania5 3055 075-4.3
Luxembourg1 1001 1968.7
North Macedonia167108-35.3
Malta714398-44.3
Moldova13824577.5
Monaco1141205.3
Montenegro99578483.8
Netherlands59 29170 37618.7
Poland17 75024 02335.3
Portugal3 2654 78146.4
Romania4 4254 95211.9
Russia21 38325 86721.0
San Marino74229209.5
Serbia670362-46.0
Slovakia1 9392 28017.6
Slovenia9831 29731.9
United Kingdom60 00058 418-2.6
Spain56 01054 925-1.9
Switzerland32 81435 3317.7
Czech Republic6 6177 83418.4
Turkey4 4013 193-27.4
Germany168 122172 6902.7
Ukraine3 4655 86269.2
Hungary5 2515 81310.7
Austria14 85716 0448.0
Vatican City State467193-58.7
South Africa2 8401 100-61.3
United Arab Emirates7 4897 196-3.9
India7 85811 32444.1
Indonesia1 6112 85277.0
Malaysia1 2641 76239.4
Qatar1 0713 028182.7
Singapore1 8422 19118.9
Taiwan8 4458 104-4.0
Thailand4 1173 863-6.2
Japan19 95315 793-20.8
China80 38483 5804.0
South Korea20 75623 42512.9
Cyprus5726289.8
Canada5 1909 57184.4
Mexico1 8553 64596.5
United States139 226165 55918.9
Brazil7 5748 36510.4
Australia16 63316 8381.2
New Zealand...
The rest of Europe...
The rest of Europe 2018-00.
The rest of South America8 5588 203-4.1
The rest of Oceania3 2561 899-41.7
The rest of Asia...
The rest of Asia 2018-44 37340 014-9.8
The rest of Africa8 9388 332-6.8
Unknown...

Table 3 
Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county

Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county
July 2018July 2019
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 country3 176 0701 167 0202 009 05056.366.13 367 1771 254 2362 112 94157.466.6
Østfold56 3338 78247 55151.863.459 79610 61849 17856.664.5
Akershus250 49685 701164 79552.861.8239 32677 926161 40049.558.3
Oslo543 326248 110295 21667.472.9583 063260 747322 31665.070.6
Hedmark61 53118 98542 54637.151.362 58616 55346 03337.649.5
Oppland227 29159 396167 89559.268.4222 73763 559159 17857.067.5
Buskerud158 81457 389101 42544.058.3161 40059 435101 96546.758.5
Vestfold124 2158 131116 08441.149.3160 44645 726114 72048.757.5
Telemark85 93511 95973 97654.756.190 63811 69578 94351.955.7
Aust-Agder44 5827 03537 54757.369.044 5416 57937 96258.871.9
Vest-Agder142 2278 700133 52765.476.5161 87115 632146 23974.378.0
Rogaland175 77456 968118 80644.654.1207 05467 750139 30449.259.3
Hordaland398 588218 163180 42565.573.6411 206221 437189 76964.073.5
Sogn og Fjordane145 47890 53054 94873.280.3153 59493 96659 62868.878.5
Møre og Romsdal168 40274 04594 35762.774.1167 83873 78994 04964.274.1
Trøndelag223 07347 309175 76450.260.6243 58151 953191 62854.263.9
Nordland169 04269 33799 70562.573.2180 99470 081110 91364.075.4
Troms - Romsa107 02650 95856 06847.061.0121 47057 68563 78552.566.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku75 87234 75841 11452.963.876 59736 77339 82453.961.3
Svalbard18 06510 7647 30160.873.718 43912 3326 10763.673.7

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

Hotels. Revenue and price per room, by county
July 2019
Revenue (nok)Price per room (NOK)
The whole country1 703 365 489964
Østfold31 316 721958
Akershus98 037 779726
Oslo280 887 639906
Hedmark24 262 557751
Oppland97 345 757934
Buskerud68 879 916858
Vestfold66 888 8101 045
Telemark39 986 4901 003
Aust-Agder25 350 2781 164
Vest-Agder94 919 5371 512
Rogaland95 002 615773
Hordaland233 620 7941 072
Sogn og Fjordane99 162 1381 182
Møre og Romsdal104 693 4301 089
Trøndelag121 248 944902
Nordland104 476 0981 015
Troms - Romsa58 279 991829
Finnmark - Finnmárku40 715 108923
Svalbard18 290 8871 726

Table 5 
Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county

Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county
July 2018July 2019
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights3 176 070128 959796 2162 250 8953 367 177128 689818 6692 419 819
Østfold56 33380820 17535 35059 7961 16021 68936 947
Akershus250 4968 23892 878149 380239 3267 70088 358143 268
Oslo543 32623 293148 056371 977583 06320 269138 779424 015
Hedmark61 53143815 40745 68662 5861 34817 52543 713
Oppland227 2913 63433 439190 218222 7377 88333 051181 803
Buskerud158 8142 84422 769133 201161 4004 15918 336138 905
Vestfold124 21555 36231 06437 789160 44654 19225 72980 525
Telemark85 93510 06819 39756 47090 6384 42723 96662 245
Aust-Agder44 5823 7858 89031 90744 5414 1167 54932 876
Vest-Agder142 2272 77134 038105 418161 8712 08334 272125 516
Rogaland175 7742 39362 142111 239207 0544 74569 142133 167
Hordaland398 5883 34587 689307 554411 2064 23681 853325 117
Sogn og Fjordane145 47880312 682131 993153 59427018 997134 327
Møre og Romsdal168 40279743 536124 069167 83889762 232104 709
Trøndelag223 0734 81473 534144 725243 5814 26683 915155 400
Nordland169 04282245 016123 204180 99475145 116135 127
Troms - Romsa107 0262 28825 95678 782121 4703 86325 51092 097
Finnmark - Finnmárku75 87220817 19958 46576 59724119 47456 882
Svalbard18 0652 2482 34913 46818 4392 0833 17613 180

Table 6 
Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county

Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county
July 2019
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country75910 555
Østfold27245
Akershus410
Oslo353
Hedmark46666
Oppland821 287
Buskerud42521
Vestfold35257
Telemark49576
Aust-Agder27561
Vest-Agder16439
Rogaland25305
Hordaland54678
Sogn og Fjordane62893
Møre og Romsdal68939
Trøndelag881 032
Nordland721 175
Troms - Romsa35390
Finnmark - Finnmárku24528

Table 7 
Country of residence of campingguests, by county

Country of residence of campingguests, by county
July 2019TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenAlbaniaAndorraBelgiumBosnia-HerzegovinaBulgariaEstoniaFranceGreeceBelarusIrelandItalyKosovoCroatiaLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgNorth MacedoniaMaltaMoldovaMonacoMontenegroNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan MarinoSerbiaSlovakiaSloveniaUnited KingdomSpainSwitzerlandCzech RepublicTurkeyGermanyUkraineHungaryAustriaVatican City StateSouth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaQatarSingaporeTaiwanThailandJapanChinaSouth KoreaCyprusCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBrazilAustraliaNew ZealandThe rest of EuropeThe rest of Europe 2018-The rest of South AmericaThe rest of OceaniaThe rest of AsiaThe rest of Asia 2018-The rest of AfricaUnknown
The whole country2 733 883827 7591 906 12448 50036 13483695 069875921 448345032 47732 11032839163411 012321 0302 8042434 6027801989203517128 67616 1867201 26410 97599872 0651 0559 2248 43630 95515 808252303 9172 5921 02712 04391202 73443061129982306665593963 274997241 4261385 2923111 719..0384541.3 222325.
Østfold137 48711 399126 0881 070981171 525001810014442031111706460390000002 00425111546002111713653214504 22714251580005000003618018083114..001.1617.
Akershus7 8741 1836 6914413180001100018000402101000000314601230011241229505890160000000000000010201..000.10.
Oslo57 05331 06925 9841 004686281 7033801 05916112 9168215553047910010826040003 944353514418500137725352742 333482012 522356871800040000000524064033037136..064.220.
Hedmark113 29421 19692 0981 286345346 988002690059427021761015511746100003 21531714151200071834365512936 1431475790040000300045017424010..086.346.
Oppland306 47575 983230 4925 7971 40214713 971421 9222122381 981201857531066246245455301520014 2711 153103873703148909254722 2812 996023 321104251 0340244529030467345477751211515266964..04434.25198.
Buskerud168 69430 629138 0652 36243222 905001 0470261610001712600104151167000007 742702181352380217917219117937482611 1052730454002015020103497372013086521..0135.9026.
Vestfold294 57412 345282 2293 8712681175900169005170002500480145000001 34120111229005149182954104 7381928148000200002121500504627..000.10.
Telemark214 81226 153188 6592 967157143 42400697013444753047902290734000006 15825078130004982464659830339 90617519802000004005211102406809..0431.102.
Aust-Agder217 64933 138184 5112 494132211 54400717232529931513704404442000007 5382744585014111217470876103117 6733043690122100152011640154150121..01776.4140.
Vest-Agder116 49923 34393 1561 563611366610868000638401212900015157000004 245124174149001031133491 356219212 40610542300003000030032800058042..00113.476.
Rogaland111 60055 48956 1113 732309863 2121541 660060822 186394310843951625426554600001038 2931 320233236640064637719141 9855348125 4301874477004332031622532672400124326419209..02013.3086.
Hordaland165 13598 86866 2673 524727475 525333 7850541793 5231342631 20402942885927801260020 5862 114704041 388002641159781 2184 5991 7031940 7525671531 403081666926227953313035915802812484713208..04559.2705.
Sogn og Fjordane206 003121 00085 0034 8251 7409110 56615154 8824762805 571138861202 29323205951129532831833821921 6702 1721561181 7981162661671 3152 3023 0712 1235241 4035281551 6072262 149216264695114150761 67142410307511 553122340..015254.1 45242.
Møre og Romsdal170 50690 02780 4795 0531 4857414 744801 7540402773 17519118811 018212833213593390620010 7352 61444531 2770122961098238252 3362 360934 9392271121 2110392995142918102032676943716101681950748281..04824.44934.
Trøndelag176 37853 541122 8372 5422 082798 81431053025124922 137256476834102201521683022405 6631 3002711442434303795783392 3612 4482819 879488114843246100401062443117916051151901551..0422.489.
Nordland161 89379 49682 3973 3609 4993713 5320141 3520122754 4713329401 8720351964303730150006 2541 842471071 854221111158017013 5191 0751224 8412171081 295553150002912760163580119357226182..01415.5823.
Troms - Romsa61 36931 77329 5961 1738 286133 111092770955041 386123511728011121215234000051 928592207396891044361 0995631 683316177 03888435690502700317761339152820167961..0920.1085.
Finnmark - Finnmárku46 58831 12715 4611 8338 412212 00002268063311 68511624988017119411020020002 775601058960234101564204371 509344197 005205145102175205077416998022079462..01234.166.
Svalbard...........................................................................

Table 8 
Guest nights for camping sites by type of accommodation and county

Guest nights for camping sites by type of accommodation and county
July 2019
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country26 8422 733 883740 114631 357590 265772 147
Østfold2 687137 48716 61213 45416 50890 913
Akershus2257 8741 6128993295 034
Oslo057 05331 14321 1614 7490
Hedmark1 774113 29425 43920 95627 14039 759
Oppland3 302306 47585 54673 56776 12171 241
Buskerud2 473168 69449 35031 73123 40464 209
Vestfold4 280294 57438 00924 51232 775199 278
Telemark1 724214 81272 95655 02229 36157 473
Aust-Agder1 297217 64965 54441 65045 96264 493
Vest-Agder933116 49934 00320 79528 54033 161
Rogaland1 298111 60035 74637 39814 16924 287
Hordaland883165 13552 20450 33845 52617 067
Sogn og Fjordane599206 00369 45362 82863 61010 112
Møre og Romsdal1 090170 50642 76250 33348 34029 071
Trøndelag2 365176 37845 20741 64843 77345 750
Nordland776161 89345 56553 25452 59010 484
Troms - Romsa99561 36917 52717 75017 1758 917
Finnmark - Finnmárku14146 58811 43614 06120 193898

Table 9 
Number of holiday dwelings by county

Number of holiday dwelings by county
July 2019
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country5306 486
Østfold217
Akershus394
Oslo160
Hedmark21208
Oppland641 020
Buskerud43810
Vestfold9110
Telemark22269
Aust-Agder14230
Vest-Agder15374
Rogaland32239
Hordaland45596
Sogn og Fjordane72574
Møre og Romsdal40214
Trøndelag55568
Nordland55760
Troms - Romsa22187
Finnmark - Finnmárku15156

Table 10 
Country of residence for guests at holiday dwellings, by county

Country of residence for guests at holiday dwellings, by county
July 2019TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenAlbaniaAndorraBelgiumBosnia-HerzegovinaBulgariaEstoniaFranceGreeceBelarusIrelandItalyKosovoCroatiaLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgNorth MacedoniaMaltaMoldovaMonacoMontenegroNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan MarinoSerbiaSlovakiaSloveniaUnited KingdomSpainSwitzerlandCzech RepublicTurkeyGermanyUkraineHungaryAustriaVatican City StateSouth AfricaUnited Arab EmiratesIndiaIndonesiaMalaysiaQatarSingaporeTaiwanThailandJapanChinaSouth KoreaCyprusCanadaMexicoUnited StatesBrazilAustraliaNew ZealandThe rest of EuropeThe rest of Europe 2018-The rest of South AmericaThe rest of OceaniaThe rest of AsiaThe rest of Asia 2018-The rest of AfricaUnknown
The whole country412 831219 041193 79013 0835 74378323 0034445 7350191 4897 847133115952 75727373442 44614522927036 1406 0413782444 434048511555 1142 9425 1864 2335868 2129764202 3263344828773075901755163962343 5166531708525 2175821 099..0244206.1 642201.
Østfold::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Akershus19 9357 45812 47752017942 1181055009435441153103715702120010001271 65402590081209172134113183961102470055001412310541205037418..0154.9137.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark9 1153 9485 16739625251 613001490011710002000000100000706500160002352011761967109600020000002500001400..000.11.
Oppland71 18223 31247 8702 0922246834 27700551042445140189000320113320100007 46278140730033954716525120324 10019311150152413022411083041270760538404114..0217.21220.
Buskerud33 59015 01818 5721 79411151 132001 4960954314300064001201340000006 224159622910092194301105310799144155670016410402506159060115152023..011.978.
Vestfold5 7476805 06782905912054007200126000082000000135232020001820254014058000000000103240401904..030.41.
Telemark18 74410 6818 0634 14052226890018300437001170000210000003 1334119016002116015702001 820574200640002000110018071011..0418.163.
Aust-Agder31 7195 58326 1365623010800540004402029001003000001 7411000200002317102 96400180000000010029010401..000.10.
Vest-Agder19 4989 02510 4737862008115011000496016024000042000001 121250516004011724111046 14022870000000009026000076056..006.00.
Rogaland12 91910 2192 700302401780011600311300103103110411524000001 72117850780012404773591006 648281420000000046021212202065011..000.148.
Hordaland33 78425 7718 0133648461 021905440461 0555727204023002448000006 50740022615272003227412465287186219 7312203216403556614121021150267132423211752067751209..08119.31240.
Sogn og Fjordane35 90523 71512 19059917031 2131074300331 2294739132040029802074042004 592503234939504363447479827742057 4816767117011498542360289649226122390108121 23967173..02512.52040.
Møre og Romsdal16 68111 5285 1533207791 13760162003051706214700170690020006851922522200175412722215035335 2115626359063315061517271814180130101335312183..037104.980.
Trøndelag30 77319 99110 78231614223 041002240063117010522061012016000002653661230800191181181612 275011 74222120300110101543412013078013..021.301.
Nordland52 21035 88016 3306192 165245 299041 154022023 6499881 62003520128480120701 2401 46519541 18400182551 0675432 93744636 120223315170944721828049163242451 456850182121 79126260..03433.20131.
Troms - Romsa11 5919 9661 625681 7530566004600345170035088005903896000002833690631 124003701 2055724810502 457120725130000206022291100802202..080.20.
Finnmark - Finnmárku6 1594 6931 46634725040600290012088000520050148100000164504313700031377231485501 18343129001101015324020404207..011.51.
Svalbard...........................................................................

Table 11 
Type of establishments and country of residence for guest nights.

Type of establishments and country of residence for guest nights.
July 2019
Guest nights, totalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsYouth hostels
Total6 575 1713 367 1772 733 883412 83161 280
Foreign national, total2 333 0131 254 236827 759219 04131 977
Norway4 242 1582 112 9411 906 124193 79029 303
Denmark110 38646 79348 50013 0832 010
Finland71 55728 84936 1345 743831
Iceland3 8662 20983678338
Sweden228 758107 32295 06923 0033 364
Albania72659587440
Andorra2021395940
Belgium52 56424 52221 4485 735859
Bosnia-Herzegovina89553400
Bulgaria2 1981 6655031911
Estonia7 4443 3192 4771 489159
France106 08163 27832 1107 8472 846
Greece2 7792 27232813346
Belarus1 6451 1333911156
Ireland3 7422 9566349557
Italy49 87335 22511 0122 757879
Kosovo63293220
Croatia2 6841 5731 030738
Latvia6 2312 5282 804734165
Liechtenstein55931224340
Lithuania13 1655 0754 6022 4461 042
Luxembourg2 1371 19678014516
North Macedonia1291081920
Malta51639889290
Moldova2722452025
Monaco1621203570
Montenegro5955781700
Netherlands236 89970 376128 67636 1401 707
Poland47 20624 02316 1866 041956
Portugal5 9824 781720378103
Romania6 6814 9521 264244221
Russia41 80825 86710 9754 434532
San Marino3282299900
Serbia55136287498
Slovakia5 3152 2802 065851119
Slovenia2 5581 2971 05515551
United Kingdom74 16458 4189 2245 1141 408
Spain67 66454 9258 4362 9421 361
Switzerland72 38735 33130 9555 186915
Czech Republic28 8607 83415 8084 233985
Turkey3 6383 19325258135
Germany549 491172 690303 91768 2124 672
Ukraine9 6915 8622 592976261
Hungary7 4555 8131 027420195
Austria30 78216 04412 0432 326369
Vatican City State205193930
South Africa1 2661 1001203412
United Arab Emirates10 5467 1962 734482134
India12 74011 324430877109
Indonesia2 9502 85261307
Malaysia1 9841 7621297518
Qatar3 2203 02898904
Singapore2 6422 19123017546
Taiwan9 6578 104666516371
Thailand4 8703 86355939652
Japan16 47815 79339623455
China91 40983 5803 2743 5161 039
South Korea25 75923 425997653684
Cyprus6576282414
Canada12 0439 5711 426708338
Mexico3 8593 6451385224
United States177 486165 5595 2925 2171 418
Brazil9 3618 365311582103
Australia20 15516 8381 7191 099499
New Zealand.....
The rest of Europe.....
The rest of Europe 2018-00000
The rest of South America8 9358 203384244104
The rest of Oceania2 7321 89954120686
The rest of Asia.....
The rest of Asia 2018-45 28940 0143 2221 642411
The rest of Africa8 8878 33232520129
Unknown.....

About the statistics

The accommodation statistics measure 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. They do not refer to intermediaries of private homes such as Airbnb. 

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

The number of businesses for all accommodation establishments corresponds to the number of establishments open to the public at least one day during the reference period.

Country of residence: International visitors are classified by the country where they reside, not necessarily their citizenship. From a tourism perspective, is everyone who relocates from one country to another, and stays for longer than a year, consider residing in that country. Citizenship is indicated in the person's passport (or other identification documents), while the country of residence must be determined by means of question or inferred e.g. from the person's address.

Guest night: One person accommodated one night.


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

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 the room and the utilisation of bed capacity may, therefore, develop differently from one period to another.


The 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.

The 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.

Accommodation sales at hotels are the sales figure for the accommodation activity, not including any breakfast or other extra services, even though they might be included in the price of the stay. Sales are published without any VAT. 

From January 1st, 2016 and 2018, the VAT for accommodation sales increased by 2 per cent from 8 to 10 in 2016, and from 10 to 12 per cent in 2018. This may affect some comparability over time. 


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 share a hut/room irrespective of the number of people in the group.

Unit night: Unit used one night.

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 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

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Business Cycle Statistics

Regional level

County. Municipality by request.

Frequency and timeliness

Monthly. Published 4-5 weeks after the end of the month. 

International reporting

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

Microdata

Microdata is 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, Industry and Fishery, 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 30 units in total capacity. This capacity includes places for campers, tents and bed places in camping huts.Holiday dwellings with a capacity of at least 10 beds, 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 the 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 2-3 per cent of the establishments do not respond. For these establishments, the number of guest nights and sales are calculated. These calculations are based on the assumption that non-respondents have the same utility of capacity for beds and rooms as the respondents within the 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).

Non-response: By the date, the questionnaires are due back the response rate is about 70 per cent. After reminders have been sent out the response increases to 97-98 per cent. Total and partial non-response are calculated automatically. Calculation or imputation of values for no-response establishments is based on other establishments' data in the same stratum. Stratum is given by county and accommodation capacity. By imputation of values, there may be significant uncertainty which again may have a 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 a delay as well as errors and omissions in this process, which can reduce the 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 the calculation of non-responses.

Revision

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