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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.