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The number of foreign guest nights at hotels increased by 21 per cent compared to September last year, while the number of Norwegian guest nights remained approximately unchanged.
There were 3 million Norwegian guest nights in August this year, representing a decrease of 7.7 per cent compared to August last year. Camping sites experienced the largest decrease in guest nights. Record numbers in foreign guest nights in August did not make up for the decrease of Norwegian guest nights.
Guest nights in Norway decreased by 1.5 per cent from July last year to July this year. July was a good month for the hotels, but fewer guest nights at camping sites pulled the overall number down.
There were 2.7 million hotel guest nights in June this year. This is a 1.8 per cent increase compared to June last year. A large increase in foreign guest nights made up for dwindling Norwegian guest nights at hotels.
Foreign guest nights increased by 16 per cent in May compared to the same month last year. Never before have so many foreigners stayed at Norwegian accommodation establishments in the month of May.
There were almost 1.7 million hotel guest nights in April this year. This is roughly the same number as in April last year. A large increase in foreign guest nights made up for dwindling Norwegian guest nights at hotels.
Not since 2019 has there been this many foreign guest nights at hotels in march.
There were 2.1 million guest nights at hotels and other accommodation establishments in February 2023. This is a 19 per cent increase compared to February last year, but the figure is still lower than the same month in 2020.
A large increase in both Norwegian and foreign visitors contributed to an increase in guest nights of 67 per cent in January, compared with January 2022.
The number of guest nights at hotels and other accommodation establishments rose by 33 percent from 2021 to 2022, returning to the same level as in 2019, the year before the pandemic.
The number of hotel guest nights increased by 3.0 per cent from November last year to November this year. The increase was caused by a rise in foreign guest nights of 34 per cent.
Norwegians accounted for 1.9 million guest nights in October, a decrease of 115 000 from last year. A large increase in foreign guest nights ensured the total number of guest nights remained almost unchanged from October last year.
The number of hotel guest nights increased by 21 percent from September last year to September this year. Both Norwegians and foreigners contributed to the increase.
The number of foreign guest nights in August was at the same level as before the pandemic. There were almost 2 million foreign guest nights, an increase of 129 per cent compared to August 2021. Norwegian overnight stays fell by 8 per cent in the same period.
Norwegian guest nights fell compared to July 2021. Still, total guest nights increased slightly, to 6.7 million, as foreign guest nights increased sharply.
4.5 million guest nights were registered for June this year, the highest number ever recorded for the month of June. There was a large increase in foreign guest nights in addition to increased Norwegian guest nights compared to June 2021.
Guest nights increased by 88 percent year on year, and never before have so many Norwegians stayed at Norwegian accommodation establishments in May. Guest nights are at a similar level to February 2019 when adjusted for seasonality.
2,4 million guest nights were registered for April this year, the highest number ever recorded for the month of April. There was a large increase in guest nights for both Norwegians and foreigners compared with April 2021.
After two years with travel restrictions in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of both Norwegian and foreign guest nights increased to the same level as before the pandemic.
All restriction in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted in mid-February. This contributed to a sharp increase in overnight stays for both Norwegians and foreigners compared with February 2021.
There was a 51 per cent increase in guest nights in January this year compared to the same month last year. Hotel guest nights contributed the most to this increase.
Despite a tough year for the tourism industry in 2021, there was a 14 per cent increase in guest nights compared to 2020. This increase was due to fewer restrictions in 2021 and an increased willingness to travel domestically.
The number of guest nights at hotels more than doubled from November 2020 to November 2021, when guest nights reached the same level as before the pandemic. However, this trend looks unlikely to continue as new restrictions were introduced on December 7th, 2021.
Information about the digital sharing economy – services provided through platforms, and its size in different economies, have been highly sought after for several years. For the first time in history, Statistics Norway has access to data, through an agreement with the Norwegian Tax Authorizes.
There was a record number of guest nights in October following the lifting of travel restrictions on September 25th. This was also the first time that October had more than 2 million Norwegian guest nights.
There was a 44 per cent increase in guest nights in September this year compared to the same month last year. Hotel guest nights for courses and conferences saw a sharp increase.
There was a large increase in guest nights in August this year compared to the same month last year. The increase was strongest for hotels. The number of guest nights at hotels is however still below the pre-pandemic levels for August.
6.6 million guest nights were registered for July this year, the highest number recorded by Statistics Norway for a single month. Many of these guest nights were at hotels in this holiday month and guest nights at camping sites continued to be popular among Norwegians.
There was a sharp increase in domestic guest nights in June this year, compared to June last year. During June, several restrictions related to social distancing and travel were relaxed, allowing Norwegians to travel.
The trend of few guest nights for Norwegian commercial accommodation establishments continued in May. There was an increase in the number of guest nights compared to May last year, but this was still very low compared to the normal pre-pandemic numbers for May.
April was another month of historically few guest nights for Norwegian commercial accommodation establishments. Even though the number of guest nights was more than double the numbers in April last year, they were still under half the levels of April 2019.
The timing of Easter increased the number of guest nights at camping sites and holiday dwellings in March this year compared to March 2020.