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Key figures

7.1 %

change in guest nights from November 2018 to November 2019

Guest nights
Guest nightsChange in per cent
November 2019So far this yearNovember 2018 - November 2019So far this year vs last year
Guest nights, total1 981 52733 549 8377.13.7
Hotels and similar establishments1 781 07423 644 5717.55.2
Camping sites119 0787 401 654-0.41.2
Holiday dwellings68 8302 185 20515.5-3.0
Youth hostels12 545318 407-16.4-2.3

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

Hotels. Open establishments, beds and rooms, by county
EstablishmentsBedsRooms
November 2018November 2019November 2018November 2019November 2018November 2019
The whole country856895170 737178 94879 83383 466
Østfold (-2019)24243 0133 1131 4931 556
Akershus (-2019)434415 55816 1927 6747 880
Oslo687223 67628 73012 46114 659
Hedmark (-2019)32325 9425 9972 3722 389
Oppland (-2019)626510 24710 3304 1594 227
Buskerud (-2019)596011 73411 8074 4764 652
Vestfold (-2019)282912 19810 4034 5293 594
Telemark (-2019)28304 8855 0591 9342 100
Aust-Agder (-2019)18202 0322 081852876
Vest-Agder (-2019)26256 0816 0592 3152 283
Rogaland657012 85513 2946 7897 003
Hordaland (-2019)828817 93018 8268 7349 139
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)47485 0615 3782 5352 726
Møre og Romsdal53527 5437 6313 9153 970
Trøndelag - Trööndelage788613 14614 5906 2556 863
Nordland72788 1778 4813 9924 159
Troms - Romsa (-2019)34366 7696 8263 2243 232
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)30293 2733 4001 8271 794
Svalbard77617751297364

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

Guest nights at hotels, by country of residence.
Guest nightsPer cent
November 2018November 2019November 2018 - November 2019
Total1 656 8561 781 0747.5
Foreign national, total267 511297 99111.4
Norway1 389 3451 483 0836.7
Denmark17 34619 35011.6
Finland7 0036 111-12.7
Iceland1 4981 362-9.1
Sweden39 12439 6601.4
Albania9510712.6
Andorra6814-79.4
Belgium3 3743 5605.5
Bosnia-Herzegovina15662-60.3
Bulgaria291768163.9
Estonia1 0172 189115.2
France9 07310 05610.8
Greece1 355949-30.0
Belarus140358155.7
Ireland1 3311 55717.0
Italy9 5347 592-20.4
Kosovo824200.0
Croatia338709109.8
Latvia1 5081 76116.8
Liechtenstein6912987.0
Lithuania1 9043 09662.6
Luxembourg243237-2.5
North Macedonia5036-28.0
Malta68160135.3
Moldova417992.7
Monaco2622-15.4
Montenegro9136-60.4
Netherlands8 9959 91210.2
Poland10 67912 80219.9
Portugal3 3102 013-39.2
Romania1 7583 15979.7
Russia3 8834 0303.8
San Marino85-37.5
Serbia17927352.5
Slovakia47659725.4
Slovenia284796180.3
United Kingdom28 26531 10710.1
Spain7 5257 8183.9
Switzerland3 5875 17944.4
Czech Republic1 5001 395-7.0
Turkey6546986.7
Germany19 72024 40223.7
Ukraine6381 599150.6
Hungary1 2301 169-5.0
Austria2 2492 60715.9
Vatican City State259-64.0
South Africa46762032.8
United Arab Emirates783722-7.8
India2 4565 661130.5
Indonesia7031 39498.3
Malaysia9971 23023.4
Qatar51769334.0
Singapore1 8492 78750.7
Taiwan57990756.6
Thailand1 9872 92947.4
Japan2 4022 71112.9
China8 6398 521-1.4
South Korea1 268856-32.5
Cyprus12513911.2
Canada1 4212 28560.8
Mexico37856048.1
United States36 74736 7850.1
Brazil1 5542 29547.7
Australia3 7504 62923.4
New Zealand...
The rest of Europe...
The rest of Europe 2018-00.
The rest of South America1 4412 07243.8
The rest of Oceania879772-12.2
The rest of Asia...
The rest of Asia 2018-5 1276 83433.3
The rest of Africa2 7263 03511.3
Unknown...

Table 3 
Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county

Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county
November 2018November 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 country1 656 856267 5111 389 34532.853.31 781 074297 9911 483 08333.754.1
Østfold (-2019)32 0554 89327 16235.557.430 9394 43726 50233.151.7
Akershus (-2019)184 02523 140160 88539.565.8176 87322 216154 65736.561.7
Oslo365 32090 447274 87351.572.1430 903107 274323 62950.171.1
Hedmark (-2019)42 0704 55037 52024.941.235 9742 30333 67121.136.4
Oppland (-2019)74 58511 23363 35225.740.068 0275 74562 28222.937.0
Buskerud (-2019)76 9105 38871 52223.143.684 5759 44575 13025.546.1
Vestfold (-2019)36 3183 84732 4719.921.745 7659 28736 47814.730.2
Telemark (-2019)26 4732 94923 52418.131.028 3931 92826 46519.631.8
Aust-Agder (-2019)11 21091310 29718.436.011 6361 23810 39818.636.0
Vest-Agder (-2019)36 7992 70934 09020.240.943 5233 46840 05523.946.7
Rogaland127 49420 273107 22133.151.7155 03727 337127 70038.960.4
Hordaland (-2019)175 53025 365150 16533.251.1190 02828 622161 40634.051.5
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)30 8384 85225 98622.235.036 1794 76931 41024.239.1
Møre og Romsdal68 30510 01758 28830.347.967 5349 06458 47029.646.7
Trøndelag - Trööndelage159 72013 916145 80440.665.3162 87513 595149 28037.358.3
Nordland75 0959 16765 92831.150.774 3487 09467 25429.648.5
Troms - Romsa (-2019)98 30527 74970 55648.570.7105 11533 85271 26351.475.9
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)28 6964 56024 13629.443.427 4053 99223 41326.941.8
Svalbard7 1081 5435 56538.454.75 9452 3253 62026.436.6

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

Hotels. Revenue and price per room, by county
November 2019
Revenue (nok)Price per room (NOK)
The whole country1 305 528 871977
Østfold (-2019)22 141 769918
Akershus (-2019)151 649 9391 042
Oslo321 290 5051 029
Hedmark (-2019)19 992 534800
Oppland (-2019)41 512 393935
Buskerud (-2019)57 701 303966
Vestfold (-2019)30 555 722940
Telemark (-2019)17 442 587898
Aust-Agder (-2019)8 687 123919
Vest-Agder (-2019)26 469 122827
Rogaland118 348 609934
Hordaland (-2019)131 175 486939
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)30 147 1471 018
Møre og Romsdal47 683 982860
Trøndelag - Trööndelage123 463 9991 029
Nordland57 359 506961
Troms - Romsa (-2019)76 392 5561 039
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)19 897 336885
Svalbard3 617 253904

Table 5 
Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county

Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county
November 2018November 2019
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights1 656 856299 495748 291609 0701 781 074288 055777 623715 396
Østfold (-2019)32 0556 71613 32312 01630 9395 74315 4949 702
Akershus (-2019)184 02577 43864 11242 475176 87363 73370 22242 918
Oslo365 32042 790171 045151 485430 90339 301190 849200 753
Hedmark (-2019)42 0705 11916 96819 98335 9743 98813 45418 532
Oppland (-2019)74 58513 65925 00435 92268 02716 68118 65332 693
Buskerud (-2019)76 91024 29820 55332 05984 57523 20324 42736 945
Vestfold (-2019)36 31810 52615 8559 93745 76517 05015 39013 325
Telemark (-2019)26 4733 18112 03611 25628 3933 91712 91511 561
Aust-Agder (-2019)11 2101 2386 5203 45211 6362 0765 1104 450
Vest-Agder (-2019)36 7995 16919 26012 37043 5235 90421 46216 157
Rogaland127 49418 66473 41635 414155 03718 97985 00351 055
Hordaland (-2019)175 53024 15874 18877 184190 02824 77276 21989 037
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)30 8386 36213 61910 85736 1794 83719 19012 152
Møre og Romsdal68 3057 64442 04518 61667 5347 95037 34822 236
Trøndelag - Trööndelage159 72031 59376 57851 549162 87523 88178 62760 367
Nordland75 0957 68144 75422 66074 3489 38641 61723 345
Troms - Romsa (-2019)98 3059 49542 84945 961105 11514 42236 04954 644
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)28 6962 76316 0559 87827 4052 13215 4719 802
Svalbard7 1081 0011115 9965 9451001235 722

Table 6 
Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county

Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county
November 2019
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country3484 876
Østfold (-2019)673
Akershus (-2019)16
Oslo255
Hedmark (-2019)27358
Oppland (-2019)42682
Buskerud (-2019)28329
Vestfold (-2019)357
Telemark (-2019)22306
Aust-Agder (-2019)11269
Vest-Agder (-2019)9231
Rogaland22225
Hordaland (-2019)33394
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)23381
Møre og Romsdal18250
Trøndelag - Trööndelage40427
Nordland34531
Troms - Romsa (-2019)18145
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)9157

Table 7 
Country of residence of campingguests, by county

Country of residence of campingguests, by county
November 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 country119 07812 604106 47490517301 8400054031534168110026803156101 7846000002931 48047073900280144883551916961 1281027213900137951042019776160619211120..0210.3791.
Østfold (-2019)3 7712793 492610460000002500000000000000698501000070000180281000000000000000000100..000.00.
Akershus (-2019)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark (-2019)8 1684197 7498001740000010000300840630000003422003000018200000000000000300000000030..010.00.
Oppland (-2019)22 10082621 274780018300000380400000030000000032300200003144002920670000000000000020200..000.00.
Buskerud (-2019)14 74768414 0631000125004001000000002010100000041140400042078116001310000000000204000000000..000.00.
Vestfold (-2019)1 579541 5250000000005400000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000..000.00.
Telemark (-2019)6 4982936 20517309000001500000000053000000017406000008100023000000000000000000020..000.00.
Aust-Agder (-2019)2 1132501 8631600470000000000000160000000001603600000000003000000000000000000002000..000.690.
Vest-Agder (-2019)2 394292 3652002000010000000000100000000700000000100030000000300000000000000..000.00.
Rogaland11 15848010 678340050000220200040110088000000191590230007014300794230000000000000000100..000.90.
Hordaland (-2019)8 4152 6265 78944101200005060009003021801 083000000323405604008014653530147456400000001400000000300..000.100.
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)5 2287694 459450037000020700020077085000000111910456001000429040900040090000000746000202..000.00.
Møre og Romsdal5 6754055 27016001200001040002000028000000581006000015100020918050000000200000000000..000.00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage8 6607537 907198407400000852006005014000000015330000030086641330370030000000000020000002..000.41.
Nordland4 6967483 948632607300150030260002400143020000004420000010108201106100130020031010040230040908..000.40.
Troms - Romsa (-2019)5 2931 9003 39334111013002000298840091003016300000631264204001201891572560295014240000020050404110001516108..0200.2830.
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 7874071 3809880160060002100046000011300000110031400006225408100150027600607060000300..000.00.
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
November 2019
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country12 590119 07812 5967 10451 03148 347
Østfold (-2019)1873 7715431972 559472
Akershus (-2019)::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark (-2019)1 3698 1683711653 3424 290
Oppland (-2019)2 58622 1001 5281 5517 25611 765
Buskerud (-2019)1 84814 747971923 44110 243
Vestfold (-2019)941 579102331 330114
Telemark (-2019)5656 498672474 7171 467
Aust-Agder (-2019)4662 1131011271 306579
Vest-Agder (-2019)4042 39471335961 694
Rogaland1 11711 1581 5388082 0966 716
Hordaland (-2019)6678 4151 2769614 3001 878
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)3195 2283501754 128575
Møre og Romsdal3885 6752966083 3741 397
Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 5128 6603185283 3594 455
Nordland6334 6961793062 6401 571
Troms - Romsa (-2019)3575 2938057953 202491
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)671 7871681651 144310

Table 9 
Number of holiday dwelings by county

Number of holiday dwelings by county
November 2019
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country3474 364
Østfold (-2019)00
Akershus (-2019)287
Oslo160
Hedmark (-2019)1088
Oppland (-2019)42561
Buskerud (-2019)39760
Vestfold (-2019)654
Telemark (-2019)16235
Aust-Agder (-2019)9111
Vest-Agder (-2019)11276
Rogaland24194
Hordaland (-2019)25263
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)35321
Møre og Romsdal18141
Trøndelag - Trööndelage28289
Nordland43543
Troms - Romsa (-2019)25208
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)13173

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

Country of residence for guests at holiday dwellings, by county
November 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 country68 83022 91545 9152 14216853 162381120107895621347351506626301 2926020004062 42317156300032449512 49568536811692 2161219755047974821165122031144212864071630741737439180..09031.21338.
Østfold (-2019)...........................................................................
Akershus (-2019)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark (-2019)1 8291251 7045004600000000000000000000000000000842020001000000000012000000000000..000.00.
Oppland (-2019)7 6271 2346 3932500240000032800000000250000001522900000008162426040000000040000000000200..000.00.
Buskerud (-2019)12 6415 0967 5458279901 37000100406800183001730271000000912713200617093914017103670176300000001200000060902..010.10.
Vestfold (-2019)1 11030480614003700000110004500120700000003852400000090000170000000000000000000000..060.61.
Telemark (-2019)1 9855071 4782772021000000000000000950000006600000000700001900000010000000190000000..000.00.
Aust-Agder (-2019)1 4592541 205000000000000000000000000000240000000000000140000000000000000000000..000.00.
Vest-Agder (-2019)4 9346044 330420010020029600030220800000000198162010020441011301000035040220481020814..010.68.
Rogaland2 1373661 771204600000000000003000000000001200000000000001500000000000000000000000..000.00.
Hordaland (-2019)6 3852 5733 81281102631013002489040510342502120020001627695240250090661160296810300060606102522410142403031181253..0187.308.
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)2 7796852 094000270020002500193000069000000415606210080251414041000004648029201915603000020335..021.40.
Møre og Romsdal1 118806312000300001001000040000490000002368000000018230001610000002000030090000000..000.00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage2 4855611 92433004000000100000000120000001268000000101560850000000000000194097000600..000.00.
Nordland5 2123 5551 6573715113400650002170035283001022720000047881200000921024220612047600270068717750865039461871102012154043..0203.2810.
Troms - Romsa (-2019)2 8121 4531 359468805500200066002160000240000013329080000871148220082000001302030905798000027103..038.1329.
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 08438270227000030025110002000004000000400047000024240080020468001101904012004226424..0390.02.
Svalbard...........................................................................

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

Type of establishments and country of residence for guest nights.
November 2019
Guest nights, totalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsYouth hostels
Total1 981 5271 781 074119 07868 83012 545
Foreign national, total336 768297 99112 60422 9153 258
Norway1 644 7591 483 083106 47445 9159 287
Denmark22 66519 3509052 142268
Finland6 4756 11117316823
Iceland1 3671 362050
Sweden44 89239 6601 8403 162230
Albania110107030
Andorra2214080
Belgium3 7613 5605411235
Bosnia-Herzegovina6262000
Bulgaria80976831100
Estonia3 5242 18953478912
France10 87610 05616856290
Greece97594911132
Belarus362358040
Ireland1 6341 5570734
Italy8 4357 59226851560
Kosovo2424000
Croatia80670931660
Latvia2 6231 76156126338
Liechtenstein129129000
Lithuania6 2303 0961 7841 29258
Luxembourg249237660
North Macedonia3636000
Malta162160020
Moldova8179002
Monaco2222000
Montenegro3636000
Netherlands10 7219 912293406110
Poland17 05012 8021 4802 423345
Portugal2 2182 013417130
Romania4 0693 15970756147
Russia4 3984 0303930029
San Marino55000
Serbia3052730320
Slovakia1 3275972804491
Slovenia86179614510
United Kingdom34 50831 1074882 495418
Spain8 9917 818355685133
Switzerland5 9095 179191368171
Czech Republic1 6011 3956911621
Turkey713698690
Germany27 98524 4021 1282 216239
Ukraine1 7571 5991021244
Hungary1 4541 1697219716
Austria2 8132 6071395512
Vatican City State99000
South Africa625620041
United Arab Emirates81672213792
India6 4225 66177486
Indonesia1 4251 3949211
Malaysia1 4501 230511654
Qatar7076930122
Singapore3 0452 7874220313
Taiwan1 03090701149
Thailand3 3732 929194214
Japan3 0742 711728670
China9 1608 52176407156
South Korea1 035856161630
Cyprus139139000
Canada2 3942 28567429
Mexico5825601174
United States37 34536 7859237494
Brazil2 3632 295113918
Australia4 9734 62912018044
New Zealand.....
The rest of Europe.....
The rest of Europe 2018-00000
The rest of South America2 2192 072219036
The rest of Oceania8047720311
The rest of Asia.....
The rest of Asia 2018-7 5086 83437921382
The rest of Africa3 2183 035138144
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. 

The three purposes of guest nights at hotels are divided as follows,

Course, conference are guests who are at a course or a conference, independent whether the conference is at the hotel or in the area. If the guest has a joining family member, the family member will be registered as a course, conference guest.

Occupation is guests who are traveling for business, contractors, public employees or equivalent, and are staying at a hotel while conducting their business. If they have joining family members, they too will be registered as occupation, even though the family members may be traveling for holiday purposes.

Holiday, recreation are guests who are traveling for holiday or recreation.


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

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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 20 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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