396927
/en/transport-og-reiseliv/statistikker/overnatting/maaned
396927
statistikk
2020-02-03T08:00:00.000Z
Transport and tourism
en
overnatting, Accommodation, hotels, groups of cabins, camping sites, youth hostels, nationality of guests, occupancy rate, beds, hotel rooms, price per room, turnover, holiday stays, course/conference stays, business stays, occupation, SvalbardTourism , Transport and tourism
true

Accommodation

Updated

Next update

Key figures

4.0 % 

change in guest nights from 2018 to 2019

Guest nights
Guest nightsChange in per cent
December 2019So far this yearDecember 2018 - December 2019So far this year vs last year
Guest nights, total1 629 71735 179 55410.84.0
Hotels and similar establishments1 379 73425 024 30510.25.5
Camping sites120 2507 521 90415.81.4
Holiday dwellings120 1282 305 33328.0-1.8
Youth hostels9 605328 012-53.5-5.4

See selected tables from this statistics

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

Hotels. Open establishments, beds and rooms, by county
EstablishmentsBedsRooms
December 2018December 2019December 2018December 2019December 2018December 2019
The whole country847896163 026177 99976 22182 988
Østfold (-2019)24233 0593 0141 4461 478
Akershus (-2019)444515 75316 1557 5777 867
Oslo677222 55128 50211 80614 544
Hedmark (-2019)33346 0256 1422 4022 425
Oppland (-2019)636210 36810 1534 1664 150
Buskerud (-2019)606011 34812 1584 4404 761
Vestfold (-2019)28297 50510 4052 7943 591
Telemark (-2019)28315 0525 2011 9602 124
Aust-Agder (-2019)18212 0402 159836916
Vest-Agder (-2019)26255 0965 2312 1282 102
Rogaland657012 76513 3216 6666 966
Hordaland (-2019)809018 16819 1218 7559 256
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)42474 6445 3502 3042 704
Møre og Romsdal52527 2527 4493 7123 873
Trøndelag - Trööndelage768312 92414 3656 2106 784
Nordland69788 0238 4523 8214 145
Troms - Romsa (-2019)33366 6266 7143 1713 175
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)32303 2633 3171 7241 741
Svalbard78564790303386

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

Guest nights at hotels, by country of residence.
Guest nightsPer cent
December 2018December 2019December 2018 - December 2019
Total1 252 0171 379 73410.2
Foreign national, total301 525352 95917.1
Norway950 4921 026 7758.0
Denmark23 31726 68614.4
Finland4 1195 28528.3
Iceland9771 26629.6
Sweden38 75439 9033.0
Albania11412610.5
Andorra10720995.3
Belgium3 1523 76619.5
Bosnia-Herzegovina91921.1
Bulgaria35442520.1
Estonia7861 54997.1
France13 08013 5623.7
Greece1 3591 107-18.5
Belarus13820951.4
Ireland1 3341 50012.4
Italy8 3229 94719.5
Kosovo4571 325.0
Croatia38051635.8
Latvia7621 11346.1
Liechtenstein18114533.3
Lithuania1 5442 24745.5
Luxembourg327201-38.5
North Macedonia1865261.1
Malta13319848.9
Moldova182644.4
Monaco62666.5
Montenegro22249.1
Netherlands12 06613 91215.3
Poland7 41511 01748.6
Portugal2 2161 463-34.0
Romania1 6173 632124.6
Russia3 5074 48727.9
San Marino3029-3.3
Serbia199173-13.1
Slovakia359824129.5
Slovenia7801 09340.1
United Kingdom34 63441 53719.9
Spain8 6099 68612.5
Switzerland6 6027 0807.2
Czech Republic1 1561 34216.1
Turkey5561 274129.1
Germany28 90932 59312.7
Ukraine9152 173137.5
Hungary5871 980237.3
Austria2 4574 22972.1
Vatican City State242920.8
South Africa1 2581 114-11.4
United Arab Emirates1 1391 30914.9
India2 3565 290124.5
Indonesia1 8662 34425.6
Malaysia2 5142 79411.1
Qatar37469084.5
Singapore6 7608 43024.7
Taiwan71189125.3
Thailand1 9383 05457.6
Japan2 3253 40546.5
China10 88712 55515.3
South Korea7861 45685.2
Cyprus11418360.5
Canada1 4503 353131.2
Mexico55073734.0
United States36 93734 096-7.7
Brazil1 3472 16760.9
Australia6 6936 7651.1
New Zealand...
The rest of Europe...
The rest of Europe 2018-00.
The rest of South America1 2701 83244.3
The rest of Oceania1 007971-3.6
The rest of Asia...
The rest of Asia 2018-4 5877 06354.0
The rest of Africa2 7263 64833.8
Unknown...

Table 3 
Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county

Hotels. Utilisation of capacity by county
December 2018December 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 252 017301 525950 49228.140.41 379 734352 9591 026 77527.639.9
Østfold (-2019)18 9482 96215 98622.635.719 2453 40715 83822.835.8
Akershus (-2019)102 88418 58784 29724.839.7108 54419 01589 52924.438.1
Oslo286 90290 991195 91145.858.8339 281106 187233 09442.055.2
Hedmark (-2019)46 15117 41728 73427.234.147 87917 49630 38325.632.5
Oppland (-2019)76 06217 82058 24227.536.878 25018 78959 46128.337.6
Buskerud (-2019)80 07612 77867 29826.539.386 86018 07468 78625.137.1
Vestfold (-2019)38 34211 41326 92917.825.548 95019 73729 21316.022.0
Telemark (-2019)22 4873 25819 22916.026.824 9544 26020 69417.123.4
Aust-Agder (-2019)8 8451 0017 84415.726.27 9831 0196 96413.423.0
Vest-Agder (-2019)24 8201 82522 99517.430.325 7642 66623 09817.030.5
Rogaland76 85210 96265 89022.333.993 26915 78977 48025.640.6
Hordaland (-2019)127 81126 918100 89325.736.2141 17529 965111 21026.537.7
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)19 0903 39715 69318.527.525 1164 28720 82919.530.8
Møre og Romsdal39 4576 01033 44720.533.239 4255 19234 23319.530.5
Trøndelag - Trööndelage99 5798 83790 74227.640.3103 03911 19691 84325.638.3
Nordland46 6515 90440 74720.632.552 1319 27942 85221.433.1
Troms - Romsa (-2019)104 09848 87255 22652.667.1106 67955 38051 29954.167.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)26 32210 41515 90728.337.725 1049 24115 86326.735.6
Svalbard6 6402 1584 48240.651.06 0861 9804 10625.331.8

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

Hotels. Revenue and price per room, by county
December 2019
Revenue (nok)Price per room (NOK)
The whole country885 431 539960
Østfold (-2019)13 371 493905
Akershus (-2019)72 215 785886
Oslo221 115 735976
Hedmark (-2019)26 926 2371 124
Oppland (-2019)38 680 883937
Buskerud (-2019)54 411 7221 106
Vestfold (-2019)21 535 039949
Telemark (-2019)13 022 382940
Aust-Agder (-2019)5 251 316914
Vest-Agder (-2019)15 148 889817
Rogaland66 441 461862
Hordaland (-2019)87 111 392899
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)20 804 0691 043
Møre og Romsdal27 332 294853
Trøndelag - Trööndelage70 299 842962
Nordland35 295 611892
Troms - Romsa (-2019)76 298 1981 197
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)16 584 284936
Svalbard3 584 907961

Table 5 
Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county

Purpose of guest nights at hotels by county
December 2018December 2019
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights1 252 017120 780516 872614 3641 379 734134 860529 160715 714
Østfold (-2019)18 9482 8157 6688 46519 2453 5589 5696 118
Akershus (-2019)102 88420 41549 45233 017108 54419 61754 84534 082
Oslo286 90217 083128 370141 449339 28119 360129 852190 069
Hedmark (-2019)46 1512 13112 57031 45047 8794 9989 37333 508
Oppland (-2019)76 0625 94618 03152 08578 2505 94817 93154 371
Buskerud (-2019)80 07610 05117 38152 64486 8608 16916 89761 794
Vestfold (-2019)38 34218 67811 7157 94848 95027 72911 4989 723
Telemark (-2019)22 4872 1357 88812 46424 9541 8939 27713 784
Aust-Agder (-2019)8 8454554 5313 8597 9837012 9784 304
Vest-Agder (-2019)24 8201 92512 9339 96225 7642 17812 81010 776
Rogaland76 8525 11646 64625 09093 2695 72055 46132 088
Hordaland (-2019)127 8119 38148 63669 794141 1758 13951 57881 458
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)19 0902 1028 6878 30125 1162 85012 26610 000
Møre og Romsdal39 4572 09425 89111 47239 4252 31522 93114 179
Trøndelag - Trööndelage99 57911 74445 49342 342103 0396 21948 68848 132
Nordland46 6512 55725 64918 44552 1315 06226 10420 965
Troms - Romsa (-2019)104 0985 26133 18765 650106 6799 41725 74371 519
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)26 32275112 08613 48525 10491910 78813 397
Svalbard6 640140586 4426 086685715 447

Table 6 
Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county

Camping sites, campinghuts and rooms, by county
December 2019
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country3274 804
Østfold (-2019)572
Akershus (-2019)16
Oslo153
Hedmark (-2019)31413
Oppland (-2019)40643
Buskerud (-2019)30340
Vestfold (-2019)255
Telemark (-2019)20337
Aust-Agder (-2019)10296
Vest-Agder (-2019)8231
Rogaland18193
Hordaland (-2019)31385
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)21369
Møre og Romsdal15224
Trøndelag - Trööndelage39396
Nordland35582
Troms - Romsa (-2019)1496
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)6113

Table 7 
Country of residence of campingguests, by county

Country of residence of campingguests, by county
December 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 country120 25015 019105 2311 82920691 87331787805181224205029303120501 11513080408976961359717000535108594533369402 44275491440611326170013323108291412528019137..0416.4072.
Østfold (-2019)2 4693412 128550062000002800020000000000047903000000350002200000000000000000009600..000.00.
Akershus (-2019)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark (-2019)10 4931 0849 40994100241000004520000000480120000001741703400008212200315900000006000000001406015..000.00.
Oppland (-2019)23 1871 36521 8226067023300140022000000201000000101000730050351160019210650000600000000010002..000.00.
Buskerud (-2019)22 4952 39320 102257002500176900020060001808000000017834006003960341813800729302008140300320414000000..000.72.
Vestfold (-2019)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Telemark (-2019)6 7414216 320380090000030000000101000000461002000012200026220200002000000000000000..000.200.
Aust-Agder (-2019)2 3313002 03134000000000000000000000000032001600000010150020002000100000000150004900..000.1060.
Vest-Agder (-2019)2 701232 678100500000040000000060000000100000000000040000000000000000000002..000.00.
Rogaland8 0501457 905009240000510000000000270000001821030000017020070000000000000000000000..020.00.
Hordaland (-2019)7 9701 8296 14112000680000001200093031760470000000621924515004010068030663531600000001000030000004..000.00.
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)5 0108604 150360072000000900000033022400000022151098800550520440830000000000000080080002..000.00.
Møre og Romsdal3 5561863 37080060000000000300003000000002301060000273000640060000000000000000000..000.00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7 4424676 97566105300000110004000013100000028350050031013111310370000000020000010010101..000.120.
Nordland4 1296063 5231416042009001433001614001011000001928117003087721740927670000023000001500141919..010.210.
Troms - Romsa (-2019)5 4832 9412 542411440900320054125200125002302212080401768180800006051908800399010530600013500000690122410212101..0356.2290.
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 4384649740250230140050200049000012000000162221243000081626120930030039010300380010461..030.120.
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
December 2019
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country12 173120 25010 6155 16745 49158 977
Østfold (-2019)4892 4696762011 51280
Akershus (-2019)::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark (-2019)1 41710 4933942754 0005 824
Oppland (-2019)2 40523 1871 5319476 84313 866
Buskerud (-2019)1 58822 4959582105 58115 746
Vestfold (-2019)::::::
Telemark (-2019)4726 7413392334 3711 798
Aust-Agder (-2019)4722 33162551 422648
Vest-Agder (-2019)3122 701067511 944
Rogaland9698 050488251 0656 112
Hordaland (-2019)7417 9708274553 1623 526
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)3215 0102711122 8151 812
Møre og Romsdal2113 5561421552 886373
Trøndelag - Trööndelage1 6487 4422091122 4684 653
Nordland6794 1292622541 6821 931
Troms - Romsa (-2019)3695 4838877583 474364
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)61 43893911 104150

Table 9 
Number of holiday dwelings by county

Number of holiday dwelings by county
December 2019
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country3244 202
Østfold (-2019)00
Akershus (-2019)287
Oslo160
Hedmark (-2019)1194
Oppland (-2019)38518
Buskerud (-2019)37751
Vestfold (-2019)762
Telemark (-2019)16229
Aust-Agder (-2019)8108
Vest-Agder (-2019)10259
Rogaland24182
Hordaland (-2019)25262
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)29323
Møre og Romsdal16137
Trøndelag - Trööndelage23220
Nordland41535
Troms - Romsa (-2019)22199
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)14176

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

Country of residence for guests at holiday dwellings, by county
December 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 country120 12871 10049 02824 5411931116 329001904965401609100207900121661278110050003 3442 01918321630101392463 1427506321711111 62593286172069161654401623629614129571603850302952670361..010081.20637.
Østfold (-2019)...........................................................................
Akershus (-2019)::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark (-2019)5 7223 9681 7541 1962401 7950093001122000000002000000030760600020144600921400000000000000000062400..000.20.
Oppland (-2019)19 45410 2219 2332 839001 9470030000200001000012250000002781490836000058441069404 02600004000336500000000005..000.00.
Buskerud (-2019)45 35333 36411 98915 36754010 88500049020711000330014101090000001 475143002100001 36024948002 6302726352003001001400003500094160..0200.273.
Vestfold (-2019)1 01122378800030000000000010020460000003120000000000000160000000000000000000000..020.03.
Telemark (-2019)7 8455 5062 3393 90200147000000200000000220000007296000000077240001 12500500000000000270000304..000.00.
Aust-Agder (-2019)4 1012 3341 76749900000000000000000000000001564500000000000001 2290000000000000000000000..000.00.
Vest-Agder (-2019)3 5872353 352120000000000000000000000000000000000000002190040000000000000000000..000.00.
Rogaland1 347494853201160004000130000000000000000125003001170500001520000000000000002000000..000.00.
Hordaland (-2019)6 9003 6203 280352023100502215160460012701160050006723713145010001607835150903102180516074190292951870210144601099..01415.616.
Sogn og Fjordane (-2019)2 8728502 022350038000010210041000507100000038332012000038721601570000100221650201281206400012238..020.20.
Møre og Romsdal8226631590000000056000000004000000003024000300002437000800000000000000000000000..000.00.
Trøndelag - Trööndelage7697869130020000008000600100000000331000000000160030000000000000000000500..000.00.
Nordland4 9163 5641 352136041002200012440851000202440000008410904270000205232302420469141222018115630125142484418680614134858..03360.402.
Troms - Romsa (-2019)2 0401 4605802999021000001530002200000100000030102022000011450570021240032000405904986130613085381489..002.369.
Finnmark - Finnmárku (-2019)1 9851 384601577205004061024000430000050000006781034005011634584071004049106124405401785300201292068..010.202.
Svalbard...........................................................................

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

Type of establishments and country of residence for guest nights.
December 2019
Guest nights, totalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsYouth hostels
Total1 629 7171 379 734120 250120 1289 605
Foreign national, total441 940352 95915 01971 1002 862
Norway1 187 7771 026 775105 23149 0286 743
Denmark53 33826 6861 82924 541282
Finland5 7255 28520619341
Iceland1 2861 2669110
Sweden58 34239 9031 87316 329237
Albania129126300
Andorra38720917800
Belgium4 0663 7667819032
Bosnia-Herzegovina145920494
Bulgaria4994255654
Estonia2 1451 54918140114
France14 48013 56222460985
Greece1 1191 1072100
Belarus209209000
Ireland1 5911 500502021
Italy11 1769 947293790146
Kosovo5757000
Croatia575516311216
Latvia1 4991 11320516615
Liechtenstein1261140120
Lithuania4 2312 2471 11578188
Luxembourg22420113100
North Macedonia6565000
Malta211198850
Moldova2626000
Monaco7066400
Montenegro2424000
Netherlands18 28513 9128973 344132
Poland13 89911 0176962 019167
Portugal1 4991 46313185
Romania4 3153 6325973254
Russia4 8754 48717016355
San Marino2929000
Serbia1881730105
Slovakia1 5048245351396
Slovenia1 3491 093102460
United Kingdom45 80041 5378593 142262
Spain11 0039 686453750114
Switzerland8 1137 08033663265
Czech Republic1 6151 342941718
Turkey1 3001 27401115
Germany47 08832 5932 44211 625428
Ukraine2 3432 17375932
Hungary2 3201 980492865
Austria4 5604 22914417215
Vatican City State2929000
South Africa1 1911 1146692
United Arab Emirates1 4901 309111619
India5 9895 2903265413
Indonesia2 3902 3446400
Malaysia3 1562 79417016230
Qatar7266900360
Singapore8 7538 4301329614
Taiwan1 03889131413
Thailand3 3513 05422950
Japan3 5623 40537183
China13 31712 55510860351
South Korea1 5811 456298511
Cyprus184183100
Canada3 4593 353413035
Mexico79573725294
United States34 96534 09628052663
Brazil2 2652 16719709
Australia7 3296 76513736166
New Zealand.....
The rest of Europe.....
The rest of Europe 2018-00000
The rest of South America1 9931 8324110020
The rest of Oceania1 0609716812
The rest of Asia.....
The rest of Asia 2018-7 7487 06340720672
The rest of Africa3 7393 64823752
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

Next release

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

Not relevant