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Key figures

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million hotel guest nights in September 2018

Guest nights, by type of accommodation and month
September 2018Guest nights so far this year
Guest nights, totalGuest nights, NorwegianGuest nights, foreign nationalsSeptember 2018
Guest nights, total2 673 9151 958 441715 47428 455 619
 
Hotels and similar establishments2 069 2221 535 611533 61119 065 887
Camping sites401 073311 53289 5417 018 951
Holiday dwellings176 51095 50681 0042 081 578
Youth hostels27 11015 79211 318289 203

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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
September 2017September 2018September 2017September 2018September 2017September 2018
The whole country971952169 140183 63080 61082 843
Østfold28273 5473 3451 6481 579
Akershus424413 87215 7267 0517 714
Oslo707023 75225 65012 60912 929
Hedmark34365 8536 3532 3362 476
Oppland828011 65713 1344 8945 336
Buskerud676111 75111 9164 8434 550
Vestfold27288 05710 3822 9643 453
Telemark33324 4145 1691 9792 078
Aust-Agder21202 4002 354945925
Vest-Agder26265 3906 3272 0832 291
Rogaland666611 94813 1836 4266 450
Hordaland10510118 92520 3359 2319 542
Sogn og Fjordane70646 6726 6773 2113 216
Møre og Romsdal61597 8798 4734 1464 163
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)575610 32110 5824 8484 788
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)31293 1853 4851 6821 637
Nordland75778 1718 5124 1124 081
Troms - Romsa37366 6387 1623 1553 215
Finnmark - Finnmárku32323 8203 9152 0391 979
Svalbard78888950408441

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests
September 2017September 2018Per cent
September 2017 - September 2018
Total2 132 5592 069 222-3.0
Foreign national, total551 778533 611-3.3
Norway1 580 7811 535 611-2.9
Denmark22 31322 9002.6
Finland11 59910 767-7.2
Iceland1 7211 7441.3
Sweden56 87251 150-10.1
Belgium8 5695 601-34.6
Estonia1 6091 397-13.2
France13 78013 657-0.9
Greece9841 39441.7
Ireland1 9441 693-12.9
Italy10 79910 307-4.6
Latvia1 3561 149-15.3
Malta259240-7.3
Netherlands20 37720 5630.9
Liechtenstein7312774.0
Luxembourg730487-33.3
Poland10 39011 61111.8
Portugal2 0231 784-11.8
Lithuania2 7312 468-9.6
Spain24 29521 505-11.5
United Kingdom51 79342 701-17.6
Russia6 2654 873-22.2
Switzerland12 08510 870-10.1
Turkey1 980816-58.8
Germany49 76046 370-6.8
Slovenia578390-32.5
Ukraine1 2561 128-10.2
Hungary1 8801 309-30.4
Austria3 7193 7450.7
Slovakia1 3791 061-23.1
Czech Republic2 3162 213-4.4
South Africa961658-31.5
Japan12 20712 4311.8
China55 73256 6191.6
South Korea9 5479 515-0.3
Cyprus247236-4.5
Canada4 4564 087-8.3
Mexico8248584.1
United States68 43482 06319.9
Brazil6 6815 835-12.7
Australia10 99011 7306.7
New Zealand00.
The rest of Europe7 7095 137-33.4
The rest of South America3 5533 6422.5
The rest of Oceania1 6941 465-13.5
The rest of Asia39 83639 635-0.5
The rest of Africa3 4723 6806.0
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
September 2017September 2018
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 132 559551 7781 580 78142.663.12 069 222533 6111 535 61138.060.1
Østfold36 5715 86430 70735.056.035 7705 62330 14736.359.3
Akershus204 41848 986155 43249.274.3214 35043 490170 86045.471.3
Oslo458 365174 877283 48864.484.2432 941159 392273 54956.379.0
Hedmark49 0825 78043 30232.452.851 1158 17342 94231.051.6
Oppland112 26823 82788 44132.846.4109 54220 92288 62029.142.9
Buskerud120 54125 97794 56434.554.7110 69822 30288 39631.255.6
Vestfold65 1426 27958 86327.044.650 7476 02844 71916.335.9
Telemark44 7396 17038 56933.848.042 5254 99637 52927.544.5
Aust-Agder17 3682 12015 24824.145.115 9482 04813 90022.641.9
Vest-Agder52 7744 50748 26732.661.448 2593 85944 40025.449.6
Rogaland149 74929 837119 91241.861.3132 70527 825104 88033.653.9
Hordaland270 980103 393167 58748.168.0264 219101 502162 71743.762.5
Sogn og Fjordane78 10534 16543 94040.854.676 22838 58737 64139.552.8
Møre og Romsdal85 49821 00864 49036.450.795 92328 18667 73738.056.4
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)133 75315 458118 29543.867.3130 63314 167116 46641.166.1
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)34 9793 04031 93936.655.434 3202 74631 57433.156.4
Nordland90 73313 66877 06537.556.489 21213 99775 21535.257.3
Troms - Romsa80 35115 27265 07940.562.782 45517 35965 09638.562.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku37 0667 35029 71634.150.539 9088 24231 66634.051.6
Svalbard10 0774 2005 87737.858.711 7244 1677 55741.161.0

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county
September 2018
RevenuePrice per room (NOK)
The whole country1 455 512 876987
Østfold25 129 871914
Akershus167 343 8481 015
Oslo355 494 4711 160
Hedmark29 290 713891
Oppland56 962 725876
Buskerud66 543 279887
Vestfold35 253 692950
Telemark25 448 689919
Aust-Agder11 313 167974
Vest-Agder29 716 314871
Rogaland90 186 344866
Hordaland179 671 1531 013
Sogn og Fjordane52 072 7281 062
Møre og Romsdal61 940 927885
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)84 606 611891
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)25 973 019945
Nordland69 779 8641 001
Troms - Romsa50 355 000832
Finnmark - Finnmárku27 530 061899
Svalbard10 900 4001 351

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose
September 2017September 2018
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights2 132 559339 637828 404964 5182 069 222295 190803 205970 822
Østfold36 5716 97914 78714 80535 7709 00813 45513 306
Akershus204 41868 02378 78257 613214 35066 97684 19763 176
Oslo458 36537 839194 374226 152432 94136 921195 678200 342
Hedmark49 0826 17114 65528 25651 1155 19516 72929 191
Oppland112 26813 06021 60677 602109 54211 93722 28275 323
Buskerud120 54124 71229 59766 232110 69821 95125 01163 736
Vestfold65 14230 36019 12415 65850 74719 05218 45313 242
Telemark44 7395 19313 00426 54242 5254 73414 83422 955
Aust-Agder17 3681 3348 5367 49815 9481 4036 8247 721
Vest-Agder52 7746 33228 45217 99048 2596 06019 95722 242
Rogaland149 74924 54978 23246 968132 70518 75369 21844 734
Hordaland270 98029 908100 063141 009264 21921 27683 311159 632
Sogn og Fjordane78 1056 28326 16645 65676 2286 34214 79955 087
Møre og Romsdal85 49810 86535 69338 94095 9239 58241 59044 750
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)133 75326 40753 66953 677130 63317 32361 44251 868
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)34 9798 97516 3359 66934 3207 52916 9019 890
Nordland90 73312 31644 99233 42589 21210 78645 23933 187
Troms - Romsa80 35114 12331 57634 65282 45514 71232 23035 513
Finnmark - Finnmárku37 0663 13118 35315 58239 9083 64318 73417 531
Svalbard10 0773 0774086 59211 7242 0072 3217 396

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

Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county
September 2018
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country4416 743
Østfold19152
Akershus37
Oslo136
Hedmark37492
Oppland571 006
Buskerud37461
Vestfold8103
Telemark27358
Aust-Agder17385
Vest-Agder11257
Rogaland15218
Hordaland31457
Sogn og Fjordane39632
Møre og Romsdal30444
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)23286
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)25295
Nordland32624
Troms - Romsa16229
Finnmark - Finnmárku13301

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
September 2018
The whole country401 07389 541311 5322 9481 915849 6991 7947361 988304380665398 42901082 672841 4691 7742 9601 0113 2395335 115943352731 8394881 127951279363325369201 2415949506311503232 896870
Østfold23 6881 73021 95867211343720581900400127071280171525110649018015014041000150405021960
Akershus:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark28 2815 10123 180147401 93534431702111100412005801029947147101 1080209016005307015090600230
Oppland50 1587 83042 32837641121 16323210174102622401 30509118026641393732403 064918514442524151902111110410496615170
Buskerud37 3023 59933 70317622524791334803251500373033870250319799501 24261962862002710602141105609200
Vestfold9 9782859 69390018150000010410000019010017000000200000000000400500
Telemark41 7482 21639 532202514294611465008303970074212207719580653000479350004600033903004700
Aust-Agder16 1223 22612 8962220010644627000003470016007162647242 04704336850043060390120540900
Vest-Agder9 7961 1508 64678327220110030066021051109907731001504800000502000000500
Rogaland15 2765 27110 005216315386169010300226604230172180185972064417502 5886025119690223132602366028031330
Hordaland22 8209 18813 63222423329524542230031306101 1050102551216030417613542833 761915183158102080109637036013113340278481426340
Sogn og Fjordane29 28811 12118 167310661049334838373816817051 216015134161473354173274113 9008131774251233529243922114538891100611325574200
Møre og Romsdal25 74210 28515 45713462269896730905110494717015154730432426111425204 42064251342310304417750501026411760281914382470
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)17 5194 15013 3691620726216110057902090319826514394822 3123004497156049000142504001800
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)16 7382 37414 364574604221714150274011600390391271262221 288031323102150020404021362400
Nordland18 7078 31510 39214036908611402522251271312204130254438859814048812 81564315673450795053110430114093037611171730
Troms - Romsa13 0523 3529 700264260290311828303725027204520351851001452260700517227184921030401005211470682787040
Finnmark - Finnmárku8 6903 3785 3121557100162321190006090292041300106762123215091413111412702818400083403020084400
Svalbard00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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

Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county
September 2018
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country17 585401 07368 94777 018126 642128 466
Østfold1 88523 6881 5989413 81717 332
Akershus::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark1 60828 2812 9533 7609 95611 612
Oppland2 68650 1586 0989 67815 16019 222
Buskerud2 00737 30212 1254 2277 27113 679
Vestfold7469 9782 1514461 8055 576
Telemark98741 74812 92615 0866 3927 344
Aust-Agder1 06816 1221 0302 8855 7756 432
Vest-Agder6989 7965851 4971 0146 700
Rogaland94915 2763 3904 5453 3314 010
Hordaland72722 8203 1555 1359 4445 086
Sogn og Fjordane35429 2883 6255 90015 1834 580
Møre og Romsdal66625 7422 7516 11611 3225 553
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)1 04517 5192 3811 4977 2116 430
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)83316 7382 2312 4295 3076 771
Nordland51018 7072 3394 6278 9562 785
Troms - Romsa53313 0522 2752 0846 1952 498
Finnmark - Finnmárku838 6909021 7345 498556

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

Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county
September 2018
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country4816 082
Østfold29
Akershus396
Oslo16
Hedmark18157
Oppland611 034
Buskerud44930
Vestfold794
Telemark21283
Aust-Agder13123
Vest-Agder14290
Rogaland32265
Hordaland41491
Sogn og Fjordane55496
Møre og Romsdal36230
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)28408
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)16112
Nordland54733
Troms - Romsa22204
Finnmark - Finnmárku13121

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
September 2018
The whole country176 51081 00495 5062 9331 274466 9541 0285911 197114991898123 7160644 6361432 6522 0512 6681 3801 0201031 841662651503355483 88372901 80120217356232 1901126880432943453 012230
Østfold:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Akershus11 2924 9826 3103370264209240098271010083202101 17618080081456000000000000016000252000
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark4 1621 3092 8532722927404105107080006311607011600050000100000020000200
Oppland31 5025 86525 6377312201 9876416860235100541007292713011419280916762304151144698160112034082057100
Buskerud10 8962 5598 337182724296146060151970192007404194052192403400030031022860226470106026150
Vestfold1 6621821 4804600190110029020032041553102710020000500002000103100
Telemark7 2101 7065 5047194016516810041002220052054161616529300000230000000750200041000
Aust-Agder3 7527253 027630020011000009500203901100015100000200100003010000200
Vest-Agder9 9765 1404 8364440002004003012501180042101283612603 602000024183000000014000000000
Rogaland8 7304 0884 64218730052194260020803660016912115113502 7010126861301901491202032012034204400
Hordaland17 64511 7995 84671503237116117227215132810375017613107850220260859515 47629647636712807725310006693873014008247101 04320
Sogn og Fjordane11 7237 0884 6352202619119797880611107230443810186291172498342 3840812561561527637542562510155027261441370
Møre og Romsdal8 0825 0533 02925320220360630014006903199040553146403 199012622894570604560401203470175012130
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)15 26611 7883 4786437324102044022130470121501259403823607 577001252002 3090646106404131309138200
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)2 4298561 57320089100150001170520000006000469000008808000000000000000
Nordland21 00213 1217 8815572661 25435375950254454225420394222010419250020068802 7460481111313553099767372144070565264016411511 10560
Troms - Romsa7 9843 1624 822029509411915117001300267001920666663333410677083013200022600731302010014800
Finnmark - Finnmárku2 8391 5811 258166302736566003600240024002057522603530000070060009014090020900

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

Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment
September 2018
TotalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsHostelling International
Total2 673 9152 069 222401 073176 51027 110
Foreign national, total715 474533 61189 54181 00411 318
Norway1 958 4411 535 611311 53295 50615 792
Denmark29 04022 9002 9482 933259
Finland14 09810 7671 9151 274142
Iceland1 8771 74484463
Sweden68 24651 1509 6996 954443
Belgium8 6255 6011 7941 028202
Estonia2 7381 39773659114
France17 73813 6571 9881 197896
Greece1 4441 39430119
Ireland1 8261 693434941
Italy12 25010 307806918219
Latvia2 8411 14965398158
Malta252240921
Netherlands33 07720 5638 4293 716369
Liechtenstein128127001
Luxembourg668487108649
Poland19 45311 6112 6724 636534
Portugal2 0551 7848414344
Lithuania6 8052 4681 4692 652216
Spain25 82221 5051 7742 051492
United Kingdom49 18042 7012 9602 668851
Russia7 4424 8731 0111 380178
Switzerland15 35210 8703 2391 020223
Turkey891816531012
Germany114 98146 37035 11531 8411 655
Slovenia616390946666
Ukraine1 7751 12833526547
Hungary1 7951 30927315063
Austria6 1673 7451 839335248
Slovakia2 1931 06148854896
Czech Republic7 3312 2131 1273 883108
South Africa77665895716
Japan12 92312 43112729075
China60 20056 6199361 801844
South Korea10 2739 515332202224
Cyprus2662365178
Canada4 9654 087369356153
Mexico918858202317
United States86 36182 0631 2412 190867
Brazil6 0875 8355911281
Australia13 32411 730495688411
New Zealand00000
The rest of Europe6 3175 137631432117
The rest of South America3 9763 6421509490
The rest of Oceania2 2411 465323345108
The rest of Asia46 31239 6352 8963 012769
The rest of Africa3 8293 680872339
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

Next release

Responsible division

Division for Business Cycle 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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