This is an archived release.
Decrease in domestic trips
Norwegians aged 16-79 took 3.3 million domestic trips with at least one overnight stay during the 2nd quarter of 2015; an increase of 19 per cent compared with the 2nd quarter of 2014.
|2nd quarter 2015||Change in per cent|
|2nd quarter 2014 - 2nd quarter 2015|
|Number of tourists (1 000)||2 500||-8.4|
|Number of trips (1 000)||5 630||-16.0|
|Number of nights (1 000)||24 710||-25.3|
|Tourist expenditure (NOK million)||36 840||-8.5|
About 2.5 million Norwegians aged 16-79 travelled in the 2nd quarter 2015; a decrease of 8 per cent compared with the same period last year. The reason for this decrease may be connected to the fact that the Easter break was between the 1st and 2nd quarter this year while the whole break was in the 2nd quarter in 2014.
Domestic trips by car
Most domestic trips are in private or rented vehicles. In the 2nd quarter, this type of transport decreased by 22 per cent. Air trips and train trips decreased by 11 by 6 per cent respectively. Fewest trips were undertaken by boat, with a decrease of 36 per cent to 700 000 trips. Both domestic holiday and business trips went down 9 per cent.
Decrease in business outbound trips
Most outbound trips are by air. In the 2nd quarter there were 1.7 million air trips, which is 16 per cent of all the trips. Very few outbound trips are undertaken by coach, bus or boat. These means of transport increased in the 2nd quarter of 2015 with 33 and 13 per cent respectively. Outbound trips with private and hired vehicles increased 5 per cent compared to the same period last year. Outbound business trips saw a drop of 22 per cent and the drop for outbound holiday trips was 9 per cent.
First half year
Norwegians made 11.4 million trips during the first half year; a decrease of 5 per cent compared to the first six months in 2014. Domestic trips decreased 7 per cent, while outbound trips remain stable. Holiday and business trips decreased by 5 and 3 per cent respectively1.
1 Corrected 2 September 2015.
The travel survey is carried out among 2 000 Norwegians between 16 and 79 years of age. A new sample is drawn every quarter.
The uncertainty calculated with 95 per cent certainty for the 2nd quarter of 2015 is:
• Number of trips: Published value NOK 5.6 million. Interval: NOK 5.2 million to 6.1 million
• Nights: Published NOK 24.7 million. Interval: NOK 23.9 million to 25.5 million
• Tourist expenditure: Published value NOK 36.8 billion. Interval: NOK 33.3 billion to 40.4 billion