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Key figures

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million hotel guest nights in May 2018

Guest nights, by type of accommodation and month
May 2018Guest nights so far this year
Guest nights, totalGuest nights, NorwegianGuest nights, foreign nationalsMay 2018
Guest nights, total2 652 0271 921 552730 47510 621 364
 
Hotels and similar establishments1 828 4031 308 688519 7158 305 320
Camping sites646 371540 375105 9961 316 560
Holiday dwellings151 90557 91193 994908 955
Youth hostels25 34814 57810 77090 529

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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
May 2017May 2018May 2017May 2018May 2017May 2018
The whole country951962163 774173 66078 05182 161
Østfold27282 8213 2711 3641 624
Akershus424513 79315 3616 9137 497
Oslo697023 67324 26412 64912 756
Hedmark36364 7535 8571 9802 442
Oppland717710 43510 9404 3574 664
Buskerud636111 62611 6514 7224 602
Vestfold28297 28710 6852 7754 074
Telemark30313 8684 5661 7761 905
Aust-Agder21212 2392 422905944
Vest-Agder27256 1165 7842 4962 166
Rogaland666612 21312 2536 5086 438
Hordaland9710017 42818 5038 3919 113
Sogn og Fjordane68676 5986 5733 1733 186
Møre og Romsdal60608 2548 0764 1334 185
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)585610 34310 1114 8984 834
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)32323 2943 3041 6871 716
Nordland77817 9988 7153 9554 257
Troms - Romsa40376 6086 6973 1063 291
Finnmark - Finnmárku32323 5433 6731 8592 028
Svalbard78884954404439

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests
May 2017May 2018Per cent
May 2017 - May 2018
Total1 767 5431 828 4033.4
Foreign national, total498 358519 7154.3
Norway1 269 1851 308 6883.1
Denmark23 52124 3143.4
Finland9 7038 936-7.9
Iceland1 7892 14620.0
Sweden53 08054 1842.1
Belgium4 7216 19931.3
Estonia1 5021 70513.5
France21 12524 89017.8
Greece84695512.9
Ireland1 4122 00542.0
Italy9 5509 387-1.7
Latvia1 513987-34.8
Malta168137-18.5
Netherlands17 23017 7773.2
Liechtenstein15624255.1
Luxembourg623445-28.6
Poland10 37311 99815.7
Portugal1 9312 0194.6
Lithuania2 7253 03811.5
Spain17 72218 2292.9
United Kingdom48 67541 913-13.9
Russia6 3836 128-4.0
Switzerland7 9519 23716.2
Turkey1 9101 029-46.1
Germany44 54346 2403.8
Slovenia42251522.0
Ukraine1 6101 378-14.4
Hungary1 1371 51833.5
Austria3 1854 12829.6
Slovakia1 004947-5.7
Czech Republic1 8583 04563.9
South Africa1 256697-44.5
Japan11 78711 066-6.1
China42 83541 188-3.8
South Korea15 86115 159-4.4
Cyprus224154-31.3
Canada3 2063 83319.6
Mexico975507-48.0
United States55 15568 35423.9
Brazil6 3515 289-16.7
Australia8 02210 01124.8
New Zealand00.
The rest of Europe4 4495 20517.0
The rest of South America3 0184 60252.5
The rest of Oceania1 3391 52513.9
The rest of Asia41 86843 6074.2
The rest of Africa3 6122 847-21.2
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
May 2017May 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 country1 767 543498 3581 269 18536.654.71 828 403519 7151 308 68834.850.7
Østfold26 5345 15121 38330.749.534 9175 87029 04735.152.0
Akershus173 10446 629126 47540.561.0183 02547 786135 23938.657.8
Oslo395 037154 736240 30157.377.6406 103155 620250 48354.770.9
Hedmark32 7544 88127 87325.841.631 4504 76926 68120.531.8
Oppland63 60518 53745 06821.033.566 57014 14752 42322.032.1
Buskerud89 97228 08561 88727.642.681 41927 40254 01723.838.3
Vestfold44 6075 65138 95620.940.041 4815 72635 75512.623.2
Telemark28 8553 89624 95924.936.332 5065 21627 29023.336.2
Aust-Agder16 2821 92714 35524.143.514 9782 33812 64019.936.0
Vest-Agder44 5594 06340 49624.444.862 8676 03256 83535.954.6
Rogaland130 39322 490107 90335.650.5136 06528 214107 85136.452.6
Hordaland228 02190 677137 34444.161.4244 90396 662148 24143.358.5
Sogn og Fjordane77 50035 58641 91438.952.675 92737 37338 55438.249.6
Møre og Romsdal80 97922 25058 72933.249.180 94622 64058 30632.645.6
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)111 55013 80297 74836.154.4113 50815 09598 41336.553.8
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)29 1992 83626 36329.743.929 2733 38925 88428.743.2
Nordland77 55913 71863 84132.949.282 04014 02668 01430.845.5
Troms - Romsa69 50711 53357 97436.258.865 13613 28151 85531.546.7
Finnmark - Finnmárku34 8587 63627 22232.545.331 8018 57223 22928.637.8
Svalbard12 6684 2748 39446.261.813 4885 5577 93145.660.9

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county
May 2018
RevenuePrice per room (NOK)
The whole country1 206 951 125957
Østfold22 838 385893
Akershus122 970 575919
Oslo316 721 5551 143
Hedmark18 407 962844
Oppland32 525 078796
Buskerud39 075 669764
Vestfold26 713 196917
Telemark17 091 392813
Aust-Agder9 901 914940
Vest-Agder32 783 970915
Rogaland88 070 302847
Hordaland166 240 5471 018
Sogn og Fjordane49 006 2361 024
Møre og Romsdal49 745 875848
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)69 148 493865
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)19 766 073866
Nordland55 058 445931
Troms - Romsa38 501 254811
Finnmark - Finnmárku20 445 344880
Svalbard11 938 8601 441

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose
May 2017May 2018
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights1 767 543227 345729 580810 6181 828 403191 032713 767923 603
Østfold26 5345 5729 45711 50534 9175 47414 67314 770
Akershus173 10441 65362 09869 353183 02542 26671 47069 289
Oslo395 03737 220175 245182 572406 10334 510155 383216 210
Hedmark32 7542 68612 94917 11931 4503 74413 85013 856
Oppland63 6057 52115 73440 35066 5707 45316 36742 750
Buskerud89 97213 47924 22452 26981 4198 12819 27854 013
Vestfold44 60711 35119 36413 89241 4817 29518 72215 464
Telemark28 8553 8779 92415 05432 5063 00910 23919 257
Aust-Agder16 2821 7477 2117 32414 9781 3506 4937 135
Vest-Agder44 5596 42922 81215 31862 8672 83923 06136 967
Rogaland130 39319 63869 49541 260136 06514 15873 25948 648
Hordaland228 02114 37291 288122 361244 90316 25382 810145 840
Sogn og Fjordane77 5003 86526 63746 99875 9276 26015 79853 869
Møre og Romsdal80 9795 72941 00934 24180 9464 37239 16337 411
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)111 55017 69750 70543 148113 50813 45055 84144 217
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)29 1995 64014 2869 27329 2733 02516 2589 990
Nordland77 5599 53835 81832 20382 0406 76939 99135 280
Troms - Romsa69 50713 56326 44729 49765 1367 47123 79633 869
Finnmark - Finnmárku34 8582 59714 57917 68231 8011 83413 94416 023
Svalbard12 6683 1712989 19913 4881 3723 3718 745

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

Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county
May 2018
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country5467 899
Østfold27204
Akershus410
Oslo136
Hedmark39490
Oppland621 149
Buskerud40461
Vestfold34201
Telemark38416
Aust-Agder23485
Vest-Agder16391
Rogaland19253
Hordaland35501
Sogn og Fjordane37607
Møre og Romsdal36484
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)30430
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)32350
Nordland41807
Troms - Romsa17264
Finnmark - Finnmárku15360

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
May 2018
The whole country646 371105 996540 3754 0921 33222110 4182 3024983 7747891547831412 41611474 0151062 1331 2363 6511 0554 2039542 122803471421 5332081 34011264922602323311 41014640801 764901521 855980
Østfold57 9513 22954 72210016366294560014248030200122087837011401 0952526601510000040508086326030
Akershus:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark30 0682 21227 8561606054624375181298002670020021863260362747800012023000000055009400500
Oppland57 6446 18251 4626886561 0801243179002414008500339820327651626611 97095410017290238502006229080253600
Buskerud40 5482 86637 6821454223477592044290474302774166241049103085702104236200205033210591216000
Vestfold87 7951 25386 542164260432802704250600011000011114037400070000300200020001000
Telemark33 3182 17531 143245140276360483252037600610420584151074700229022001200101204020002100
Aust-Agder38 8774 98933 88822113312043034004320637003170573701111603 162050747140032020121207011420
Vest-Agder21 3164 46616 8501751110549915200282082000470932727222402 52333192137005506024111015432130
Rogaland33 8276 48327 34436021621816601890746160941092610356671173732102 8811431884828043512054057153025533840
Hordaland37 12514 73522 390340694500318176633179213801 96341453636388381580214645175 96912194592173911631512037026718633440421443236150
Sogn og Fjordane44 47412 41732 057192732747496145452215641941 8051117391768196555125280444 8220421114537113351278628412387279501543316164180
Møre og Romsdal58 72614 93043 79624979275132961603398461801 3980061104389672222233526 07720635217732000103720853473501170311103198310
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)23 0704 61418 4562184069217275121011030286301630514753515801 819002488333000515030702046008400
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)24 8304 02320 807422629546118920142019700470420155410402 1780009064000004043120030400
Nordland22 1568 06514 0911372101701 666117211379024113046704221107210513916141742 88241016745100172016071580282925020
Troms - Romsa9 0151 7967 21965103475575212110355301020078361565341730499422502000000802306014801720
Finnmark - Finnmárku8 0024 2293 7734045260122728131004310650001691454611310428401 254020058043018003060601331212800
Svalbard00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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

Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county
May 2018
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country24 268646 37198 667117 827130 208299 669
Østfold2 75457 9513 0392 8366 17445 902
Akershus::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark1 73730 0683 3562 7475 24018 725
Oppland2 98157 6448 26111 41413 71824 251
Buskerud2 37640 54811 9783 6505 20819 712
Vestfold4 21887 7956 9495 1973 44272 207
Telemark1 48733 3185 9719 5074 71013 130
Aust-Agder1 28738 8774 1638 2437 54418 927
Vest-Agder86721 3164 6106 7644 3355 607
Rogaland1 09233 8275 4348 0994 72615 568
Hordaland74437 1257 37410 74012 7196 292
Sogn og Fjordane49044 4749 08914 42516 8864 074
Møre og Romsdal80758 7266 54912 04616 54923 582
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)1 28623 0704 9473 1844 25710 682
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)86524 8304 6014 2864 10911 834
Nordland58722 1563 2605 06010 6153 221
Troms - Romsa4609 0151 5052 1543 2802 076
Finnmark - Finnmárku1408 0028211 7824 2201 179

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

Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county
May 2018
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country4975 768
Østfold29
Akershus184
Oslo16
Hedmark18191
Oppland53804
Buskerud421 017
Vestfold792
Telemark22261
Aust-Agder12158
Vest-Agder16285
Rogaland33257
Hordaland44440
Sogn og Fjordane64415
Møre og Romsdal36165
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)30417
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)1492
Nordland63748
Troms - Romsa24202
Finnmark - Finnmárku15125

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
May 2018
The whole country151 90593 99457 9111 5201 32819110 0636762 1771 8871615394257113 0834287 1934022 8931 7022 5311 99398711641 587218590959533623 9532257694118020031 8871164350308106771 742140
Østfold:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Akershus:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark1 3103619491400025012040000016007000120003100000600000000000000000
Oppland9 4101 4227 98827802611121720410303003580773734541134041510002120404404027002300
Buskerud5 5131 3964 117532413910109110002750780011016375042380152000120040210202010070000500
Vestfold1 4082401 168130119016300630000129061571101610000000200001000000000
Telemark3 1371 0112 12650500616220006017320404902604016000000400000002000010400
Aust-Agder5 2411 8563 38563003002000004930098615011100015000000100100003010000000
Vest-Agder12 4425 9926 4502590050490000300014600198012007351004 8550001480490106000013000000700
Rogaland6 0993 9012 1981700264016000002490018021113391003 2080200615240012006040206700240
Hordaland14 1129 5944 51812230325519703663139538032401340193303143292514304 5811820244416766308876076250047133049813593130
Sogn og Fjordane11 6576 3245 33315795033268282391062070293002354016765280312302 87327264816232815126040155637119017151424340
Møre og Romsdal7 1465 4921 65419665153409701660232001000342724431203 874043821132730594060967190610010700
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)18 65217 0711 581202301 81615745900151401460023705846664274011 886015377622 2520060040281700011500
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)3 9032 8791 0242002 0794000000012006302100040474000337810700000000000200000
Nordland24 00117 3756 6265736323 30726447965172907313762229761726672504665377745 852019041432392579134806206202414108561739520
Troms - Romsa8 8276 8072 020126440500856610041570118051281780678966436611 628733300399312500400008000000000
Finnmark - Finnmárku4 5133 3481 16541570109723253500012101240015604390803832701 2280002605400000002020030010

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

Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment
May 2018
TotalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsHostelling International
Total2 652 0271 828 403646 371151 90525 348
Foreign national, total730 475519 715105 99693 99410 770
Norway1 921 5521 308 688540 37557 91114 578
Denmark30 26524 3144 0921 520339
Finland11 8078 9361 3321 328211
Iceland2 5632 1462211915
Sweden75 21854 18410 41810 063553
Belgium9 3546 1992 302676177
Estonia4 7941 7054982 177414
France31 38224 8903 7741 887831
Greece1 05295578163
Ireland2 2792 0059115330
Italy11 0509 387547942174
Latvia2 707987831571318
Malta142137410
Netherlands33 67117 77712 4163 083395
Liechtenstein2572421140
Luxembourg52744547287
Poland23 56011 9984 0157 193354
Portugal2 6532 019106402126
Lithuania8 1803 0382 1332 893116
Spain21 49518 2291 2361 702328
United Kingdom49 34841 9133 6512 5311 253
Russia9 2816 1281 0551 993105
Switzerland14 5449 2374 203987117
Turkey1 2821 0299511642
Germany131 01346 24042 12241 5871 064
Slovenia822515802189
Ukraine2 3451 37834759030
Hungary1 7971 5181429542
Austria6 7454 1281 533953131
Slovakia1 53494720836217
Czech Republic8 4723 0451 3403 953134
South Africa759697112229
Japan11 20011 066265751
China42 66141 188492694287
South Korea15 70215 159260118165
Cyprus156154200
Canada4 5233 833323200167
Mexico55450731313
United States72 75368 3541 4101 8871 102
Brazil5 6525 289146116101
Australia11 31910 011408435465
New Zealand00000
The rest of Europe7 5535 2051 764308276
The rest of South America4 9144 60290106116
The rest of Oceania1 8361 5251527782
The rest of Asia47 73843 6071 8551 742534
The rest of Africa3 0162 847981457
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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