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- Increase in foreign guest nights at hotels in March
Not since 2019 has there been this many foreign guest nights at hotels in march.
- Guest nights increased by 19 per cent in February
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.
- Strong increase for hotels in January
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.
- Strong growth for Norwegian tourism in 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.
- Increase in foreign guest nights in November
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.
- Fewer Norwegian guest nights in October
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.
- Good September for hotels
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.
- Foreign guest nights more than doubled in August
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.
- Mountains of trouble: Accounting for environmental costs in local benefit-driven tourism development
Tourism and recreational home developments generate much of the economic activity at mountain destinations in Norway.
- Fewer Norwegian guest nights in July
Norwegian guest nights fell compared to July 2021. Still, total guest nights increased slightly, to 6.7 million, as foreign guest nights increased sharply.
- Increased foreign guest nights in June
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.
- May guest nights at record high
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.
- Record for guest nights in April
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.
- Record for Norwegian guest nights at hotels in March
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.
- 92 per cent increase in guest nights in February
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.
- More guest nights in January
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.
- A higher willingness to travel in the second year of the pandemic
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.
- Hotel guest nights return to normal in November
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.
- Accommodation offered via online collaborative economy platforms. Norway 2020
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.
- More guest nights compared to pre-pandemic October
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.
- Guest nights approached pre-pandemic levels in September
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.
- Record for Norwegian guest nights at hotels in August
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.
- Record guest nights in July
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.
- Increase in domestic guest nights
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.
- Fewer guest nights compared to pre-pandemic May
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.
- Few guest nights persist in April
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.
- More guest nights at camping sites
The timing of Easter increased the number of guest nights at camping sites and holiday dwellings in March this year compared to March 2020.
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