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Key figures

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million hotel guest nights in July 2018

Guest nights, by type of accommodation and month
July 2018Guest nights so far this year
Guest nights, totalGuest nights, NorwegianGuest nights, foreign nationalsJuly 2018
Guest nights, total6 289 2954 111 5112 177 78421 076 053
 
Hotels and similar establishments3 176 0702 009 0501 167 02014 080 445
Camping sites2 631 8791 872 927758 9525 221 549
Holiday dwellings412 583199 070213 5131 570 603
Youth hostels68 76330 46438 299203 456

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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
July 2017July 2018July 2017July 2018July 2017July 2018
The whole country997970170 514183 08880 96982 414
Østfold28283 6593 5551 6831 644
Akershus414113 72315 4966 8727 444
Oslo717123 89326 25212 51713 031
Hedmark37345 8405 4122 4602 085
Oppland868412 04812 6645 0805 052
Buskerud676311 39111 7784 7844 560
Vestfold28298 1849 7573 0203 321
Telemark35334 6895 0712 0582 142
Aust-Agder23222 5282 5141 0211 011
Vest-Agder28275 7757 0542 2022 618
Rogaland646411 38812 7386 0506 107
Hordaland1029918 13419 6478 8839 175
Sogn og Fjordane71656 7696 4353 2823 146
Møre og Romsdal61617 9988 6694 1594 135
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)595610 47810 7244 9514 906
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)32313 3553 6431 7111 712
Nordland82838 9658 7454 4484 256
Troms - Romsa41386 5007 3473 1643 298
Finnmark - Finnmárku34334 3064 6282 2192 331
Svalbard78891959405440

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests
July 2017July 2018Per cent
July 2017 - July 2018
Total3 117 7763 176 0701.9
Foreign national, total1 198 6591 167 020-2.6
Norway1 919 1172 009 0504.7
Denmark47 93147 781-0.3
Finland25 22626 2654.1
Iceland2 6622 269-14.8
Sweden113 30197 438-14.0
Belgium21 20021 7742.7
Estonia2 2282 4439.6
France55 51656 2021.2
Greece1 5892 38149.8
Ireland2 3942 100-12.3
Italy35 81137 5034.7
Latvia2 1281 590-25.3
Malta58571422.1
Netherlands59 71359 291-0.7
Liechtenstein20022814.0
Luxembourg7821 10040.7
Poland20 11317 750-11.7
Portugal3 1893 2652.4
Lithuania3 8005 30539.6
Spain65 78156 010-14.9
United Kingdom73 86860 000-18.8
Russia19 28421 38310.9
Switzerland34 76032 814-5.6
Turkey4 2474 4013.6
Germany162 639168 1223.4
Slovenia1 377983-28.6
Ukraine3 2453 4656.8
Hungary3 8875 25135.1
Austria14 07914 8575.5
Slovakia2 0251 939-4.2
Czech Republic5 3896 61722.8
South Africa3 5772 840-20.6
Japan21 63519 953-7.8
China92 87080 384-13.4
South Korea27 07520 756-23.3
Cyprus643572-11.0
Canada4 9955 1903.9
Mexico2 1011 855-11.7
United States120 383139 22615.7
Brazil12 3357 574-38.6
Australia17 92016 633-7.2
New Zealand00.
The rest of Europe9 96511 97420.2
The rest of South America7 9778 5587.3
The rest of Oceania2 8533 25614.1
The rest of Asia79 47878 070-1.8
The rest of Africa5 8588 93852.6
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
July 2017July 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 country3 117 7761 198 6591 919 11759.566.83 176 0701 167 0202 009 05056.366.1
Østfold56 0588 73047 32850.760.756 3338 78247 55151.863.4
Akershus227 57587 963139 61254.861.6250 49685 701164 79552.861.8
Oslo521 545257 561263 98471.273.3543 326248 110295 21667.472.9
Hedmark59 93315 45444 47933.544.161 53118 98542 54637.151.3
Oppland217 14766 097151 05058.666.0227 29159 396167 89559.268.4
Buskerud171 32658 853112 47349.357.7158 81457 389101 42544.058.3
Vestfold93 4918 24285 24936.949.5124 2158 131116 08441.149.3
Telemark79 53213 12966 40354.757.085 93511 95973 97654.756.1
Aust-Agder39 8795 64334 23651.366.444 5827 03537 54757.369.0
Vest-Agder127 3479 352117 99571.177.7142 2278 700133 52765.476.5
Rogaland185 13556 375128 76053.556.6175 77456 968118 80644.654.1
Hordaland385 352232 677152 67568.775.7398 588218 163180 42565.573.6
Sogn og Fjordane158 93497 56661 36876.182.1145 47890 53054 94873.280.3
Møre og Romsdal160 06071 63388 42764.771.2168 40274 04594 35762.774.1
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)190 38440 511149 87358.967.3175 14539 593135 55252.762.6
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)52 2197 82844 39150.257.647 9287 71640 21242.754.7
Nordland184 95566 111118 84466.875.3169 04269 33799 70562.573.2
Troms - Romsa108 81048 30760 50354.065.2107 02650 95856 06847.061.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku80 60937 70442 90560.470.175 87234 75841 11452.963.8
Svalbard17 4858 9238 56263.775.718 06510 7647 30160.873.7

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county
July 2018
RevenuePrice per room (NOK)
The whole country1 551 482 611926
Østfold28 175 270889
Akershus98 970 663706
Oslo271 795 961934
Hedmark23 742 776729
Oppland95 043 229917
Buskerud62 021 834762
Vestfold49 517 276975
Telemark36 698 230986
Aust-Agder23 705 4151 098
Vest-Agder89 760 3551 460
Rogaland74 382 407727
Hordaland217 380 7201 039
Sogn og Fjordane87 570 5011 123
Møre og Romsdal94 471 707995
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)73 565 947773
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)23 724 410822
Nordland94 460 810981
Troms - Romsa46 922 019753
Finnmark - Finnmárku41 651 497904
Svalbard17 921 5841 784

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose
July 2017July 2018
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights3 117 77692 458740 6672 284 6513 176 070128 959796 2162 250 895
Østfold56 0581 31420 97333 77156 33380820 17535 350
Akershus227 57519 05471 229137 292250 4968 23892 878149 380
Oslo521 5456 819132 952381 774543 32623 293148 056371 977
Hedmark59 9331 11314 48144 33961 53143815 40745 686
Oppland217 1476 40730 521180 219227 2913 63433 439190 218
Buskerud171 3263 18419 300148 842158 8142 84422 769133 201
Vestfold93 4913 97232 62856 891124 21555 36231 06437 789
Telemark79 5321 54710 39367 59285 93510 06819 39756 470
Aust-Agder39 8792 4485 11632 31544 5823 7858 89031 907
Vest-Agder127 34798547 32879 034142 2272 77134 038105 418
Rogaland185 1355 56860 075119 492175 7742 39362 142111 239
Hordaland385 3526 91980 433298 000398 5883 34587 689307 554
Sogn og Fjordane158 93411 83323 500123 601145 47880312 682131 993
Møre og Romsdal160 0605 12437 901117 035168 40279743 536124 069
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)190 38410 46839 922139 994175 1454 03158 467112 647
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)52 21930416 82235 09347 92878315 06732 078
Nordland184 95597849 572134 405169 04282245 016123 204
Troms - Romsa108 8101 06828 43279 310107 0262 28825 95678 782
Finnmark - Finnmárku80 6095018 85961 70075 87220817 19958 465
Svalbard17 4853 30323013 95218 0652 2482 34913 468

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

Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county
July 2018
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country6519 794
Østfold29247
Akershus410
Oslo255
Hedmark42613
Oppland711 255
Buskerud41512
Vestfold34283
Telemark48572
Aust-Agder27551
Vest-Agder18464
Rogaland20280
Hordaland42590
Sogn og Fjordane46748
Møre og Romsdal47714
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)37504
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)35374
Nordland591 160
Troms - Romsa27352
Finnmark - Finnmárku22510

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
July 2018
The whole country2 631 879758 9521 872 92745 01829 70891284 58918 8652 78628 9314055499 2752 74221131 95012465914 5026633 9468 3367 8488 46532 227793269 6901 0661 6891 24516 1612 31411 111805492 2831 20786949964 0422951 77602 5353767027 0922940
Østfold130 0418 628121 41367532421 20111443160018411801 4330101871424512224425452 9551103794131120084040210701081433520
Akershus:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark113 16721 87691 2911 605465347 32331215039110232885903 5610435222095113875648125 531418915431900349641401131280411403150
Oppland291 00661 041229 9655 2951 1625810 8021 4842271 332830378191011 484220865382983444863902 1901819 7685942206882731 862101594600595323114850155563359240
Buskerud162 03029 352132 6782 298422163 06765218966031719625427 66201350682891653051691 037229 70024171133471584390014130250118132101021817225360
Vestfold293 7596 851286 90851943221 16016972040446301 150212361123676182691012 55864131187200000011015040381310
Telemark222 44625 702196 7443 621271212 9027262952677886205 82712224931351121741655475288 923119242481416701221202232551306602391180
Aust-Agder205 87028 479177 3912 844147341 5604501727522772407 367262615373734490714013 448211532516810011600022016098326328200
Vest-Agder148 90953 42895 4814 121157261 0161 338201 25542173144016 6053163134183128212982 958122 6474318719684321761849180708732902044411060
Rogaland105 01649 64455 3722 636450772 7781 2081551 918382354024908 33828591 240842708555188701 7062122 726801172566717164428280371110300123331100127659175250
Hordaland141 63784 06557 5723 491642704 5532 5902823 3606237974263519 13719451 838264681 0017941 1403 545033 0351043732541 1493781 4791031352167912646216315204934942789430
Sogn og Fjordane175 01096 04378 9674 2111 3701577 4733 5692784 188801091 2705221418 65933822 3741586141 7801 4571 5062 7742132 2832433312931 0803392 0514102931526591832297745249045369693 025100
Møre og Romsdal152 28475 69776 5873 3821 4043113 0001 4501552 322235874829609 90114711 396413507228859072 521229 9361251641121 1601351 4924262991931012211586291640192101781 053170
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)95 06731 29063 7771 67085576 6717372761 110642841018003 39421711 04611631372721711 531110 11618482579134567721499080801527020325019700
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)67 23717 53249 705875639333 447256275132452212201 451013357251091301739873707 42698114412516400272029376551052124050
Nordland151 01470 38880 6262 8257 1267411 0691 5043843 95050371 17240305 6030431 7711213937397781 2653 9372122 736114159901 38715273882118138018102873115504583852270270
Troms - Romsa55 89730 81925 0781 5426 4572132 0382583361 1183204226701 557713622222106353535012 01805 43415231305 5612418789110210360852113040131757810
Finnmark - Finnmárku44 48628 67815 8082 0637 27782 0932451881 4372108226802 89501352131125443206591 75995 617294223696582825289815424085039306710588340
Svalbard00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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

Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county
July 2018
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country25 6572 631 879810 810559 383505 983755 703
Østfold2 757130 04117 2737 58114 48090 707
Akershus::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark1 761113 16729 24421 83225 07837 013
Oppland3 264291 00692 91665 74570 43661 909
Buskerud2 277162 03054 39829 77421 35756 501
Vestfold4 137293 75944 32722 96918 838207 625
Telemark1 790222 44686 64944 65733 19657 944
Aust-Agder1 343205 87065 03233 14331 11476 581
Vest-Agder697148 90969 53829 32223 06826 981
Rogaland1 123105 01635 98732 37714 65222 000
Hordaland946141 63747 10041 89940 29312 345
Sogn og Fjordane600175 01060 48251 73553 2739 520
Møre og Romsdal1 017152 28444 93442 82638 02126 503
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)1 19895 06730 72324 44020 31519 589
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)89967 23714 82914 93013 48723 991
Nordland719151 01443 63846 40849 13611 832
Troms - Romsa85055 89716 61813 73316 4769 070
Finnmark - Finnmárku13444 48611 11212 69418 5532 127

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

Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county
July 2018
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country5757 483
Østfold320
Akershus294
Oslo16
Hedmark20227
Oppland711 115
Buskerud491 170
Vestfold10133
Telemark25313
Aust-Agder15428
Vest-Agder18426
Rogaland34270
Hordaland48582
Sogn og Fjordane79639
Møre og Romsdal42236
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)39492
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)19125
Nordland62858
Troms - Romsa22180
Finnmark - Finnmárku16169

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
July 2018
The whole country412 583213 513199 07018 2104 7478719 8607 1431 2206 57878933 3138484831 048221737 3333673 4822 4944 7323 9333 6383065 9353607452652 9997167 119782942 0585889438645 13184797609092712273 8881190
Østfold375037500000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
Akershus:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Oslo:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0:::::0
Hedmark9 6194 1185 5014072801 446186208200500466012401521212501 299000915015800043020000700
Oppland70 18519 60150 5841 699238143 305406354590149715235 19703215307621346214224104 148327045182351536837980720421699107039417921730
Buskerud35 74515 98519 7601 97649221 0281 53210319208669005 84220218102712141143586801 48735221412820271811401801 32134804905741600
Vestfold6 8467656 0811791905232116000490490063020341019400110150010200051060007170
Telemark19 9559 88310 0723 6702307291862039044703 13200510290611211401 569001257022051800412660000003700
Aust-Agder28 38810 12918 2596 70900762400004001 8320440000482001 3680001202600000000000200000
Vest-Agder19 0318 08310 94840710083962157003812908270282012101172812605 78801026280302300006000003187000
Rogaland10 8218 5452 27636314041713706700621201 72203413382839601138854 770851820605100892008064418037706400
Hordaland32 81324 7738 040340931575281347530302461626 6031294292111 31852644331621178 43691555119012512546627024201263060454213063113321 357520
Sogn og Fjordane38 88623 85315 0331 13711221 1432 998461 02834627313212 88813542555269548469362248168 0291623414545174140504166385191 082451610474327878340
Møre og Romsdal15 4638 8426 6211845710959119273430055230628301030561381161287204 371348153585131691973001801627500330025200
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)31 07920 56810 51114611821 48570195179211044615202452422938132245150010 313411244971655 60133345050700160301242710
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)5 3312 6452 6861044068840360000080017000016301 46000063066000000003200000000
Nordland54 43735 05019 3876461 859365 5139771713 0253781 87558211 4104461 280711805861 0795752 09428 46352157641 005125351446873582610031 147333301075659525120
Troms - Romsa11 49010 1001 390711 5470499801712265012118702030867186281719531 3968802 46108301807777805110006000147001200
Finnmark - Finnmárku5 5394 2661 273355370356967580225084014100508028565072048401 0350002132100040020902100340100

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

Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment
July 2018
TotalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsHostelling International
Total6 289 2953 176 0702 631 879412 58368 763
Foreign national, total2 177 7841 167 020758 952213 51338 299
Norway4 111 5112 009 0501 872 927199 07030 464
Denmark113 12747 78145 01818 2102 118
Finland61 68826 26529 7084 747968
Iceland3 3052 2699128737
Sweden205 56497 43884 58919 8603 677
Belgium48 56221 77418 8657 143780
Estonia6 7222 4432 7861 220273
France95 25356 20228 9316 5783 542
Greece2 9002 3814057836
Ireland2 8272 1005499385
Italy51 05437 5039 2753 313963
Latvia5 6091 5902 742848429
Malta797714214814
Netherlands224 32959 291131 95031 0482 040
Liechtenstein3882281242214
Luxembourg1 9721 10065917340
Poland40 88217 75014 5027 3331 297
Portugal4 4573 265663367162
Lithuania13 4285 3053 9463 482695
Spain68 39656 0108 3362 4941 556
United Kingdom75 16460 0007 8484 7322 584
Russia34 41621 3838 4653 933635
Switzerland69 64632 81432 2273 638967
Turkey5 4144 40179330190
Germany509 439168 122269 69065 9355 692
Slovenia2 4379831 06636028
Ukraine6 1923 4651 689745293
Hungary6 9515 2511 245265190
Austria34 47014 85716 1612 999453
Slovakia5 1021 9392 314716133
Czech Republic26 1866 61711 1117 1191 339
South Africa3 0642 840807866
Japan20 93719 953549294141
China86 04880 3842 2832 0581 323
South Korea23 22820 7561 207588677
Cyprus6695728692
Canada6 9185 190949438341
Mexico2 0761 855966461
United States150 293139 2264 0425 1311 894
Brazil8 7987 57429584782
Australia20 06216 6331 776976677
New Zealand00000
The rest of Europe15 77611 9742 535909358
The rest of South America9 4118 558376271206
The rest of Oceania4 3203 256702227135
The rest of Asia90 13578 0707 0923 8881 085
The rest of Africa9 3728 93829411921
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

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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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