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Accommodation

From January 2019 the accommodations statistics on guest nights by nationality of the guests will cover a more detailed list of countries. These countries were earlier covered in «The rest of Europe» and «The rest of Asia».

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Key figures

1.5

million hotel guest nights in January 2018

Guest nights, by type of accommodation and month
January 2019Guest nights so far this year
Guest nights, totalGuest nights, NorwegianGuest nights, foreign nationalsJanuary 2019
Guest nights, total1 717 8201 266 501451 3191 717 820
 
Hotels and similar establishments1 457 8401 124 849332 9911 457 840
Camping sites94 02079 72114 29994 020
Holiday dwellings153 10252 275100 827153 102
Youth hostels12 8589 6563 20212 858

See selected tables from this statistics

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
January 2018January 2019January 2018January 2019January 2018January 2019
The whole country841855156 813164 40875 61677 300
Østfold25223 1792 7751 5081 392
Akershus454414 82415 9427 3777 692
Oslo687123 74724 73212 53412 742
Hedmark34356 0835 9912 4822 431
Oppland58629 83210 0154 0784 083
Buskerud606011 32211 3264 5854 449
Vestfold26284 1547 6352 0152 884
Telemark27284 0584 8951 7341 974
Aust-Agder18182 0482 030858828
Vest-Agder25264 7425 2741 8902 120
Rogaland666512 49112 4236 7866 719
Hordaland827916 89117 4318 3038 453
Sogn og Fjordane40434 2744 6812 0832 338
Møre og Romsdal52517 5077 3923 8483 757
Trøndelag787812 89413 0796 2506 227
Nordland67718 0507 8523 9293 795
Troms - Romsa33346 5116 8003 1593 214
Finnmark - Finnmárku31323 4793 4221 8681 823
Svalbard68727713329379

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests
Guest nightsPer cent
January 2018January 2019January 2018 - January 2019
Total1 427 4261 457 8402.1
Foreign national, total335 078332 991-0.6
Norway1 092 3481 124 8493.0
Denmark48 04742 321-11.9
Finland5 5324 848-12.4
Iceland1 7271 244-28.0
Sweden61 68056 681-8.1
Albania.90.
Andorra.58.
Belgium3 5043 5140.3
Bosnia-Herzegovina.82.
Bulgaria.564.
Estonia8111 01725.4
France8 75910 16916.1
Greece7651 581106.7
Belarus.96.
Ireland1 4611 441-1.4
Italy10 5658 735-17.3
Kosovo.10.
Croatia.422.
Latvia9091 17128.8
Liechtenstein6224-61.3
Lithuania1 4673 498138.4
Luxembourg12917838.0
Macedonia.70.
Malta8215386.6
Moldova.7.
Monaco.27.
Montenegro.192.
Netherlands14 40412 586-12.6
Poland7 48410 43639.4
Portugal1 1621 47326.8
Romania.1 099.
Russia5 8964 941-16.2
San Marino.48.
Serbia.115.
Slovakia771531-31.1
Slovenia499356-28.7
United Kingdom40 55836 448-10.1
Spain7 1027 1811.1
Switzerland6 1025 918-3.0
Czech Republic1 1461 1873.6
Turkey1 689447-73.5
Germany25 43526 8805.7
Ukraine8511 18238.9
Hungary1 6151 062-34.2
Austria2 4553 17629.4
Vatican City State.8.
South Africa75489919.2
United Arab Emirates.809.
India.4 695.
Indonesia.547.
Malaysia.635.
Qatar.499.
Singapore.1 876.
Taiwan.1 044.
Thailand.1 339.
Japan2 4353 18430.8
China6 9719 33133.9
South Korea776741-4.5
Cyprus222130-41.4
Canada1 1861 44722.0
Mexico38950630.1
United States26 06931 73521.7
Brazil2 2332 2510.8
Australia6 5247 77319.1
New Zealand...
The rest of Europe3 257.-100.0
The rest of Europe 2018-.0.
The rest of South America1 7362 11321.7
The rest of Oceania806692-14.1
The rest of Asia17 129.-100.0
The rest of Asia 2018-.4 120.
The rest of Africa1 9223 35874.7
Unknown...

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
January 2018January 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 427 426335 0781 092 34830.146.21 457 840332 9911 124 84929.546.6
Østfold23 3744 01119 36324.340.423 0894 30918 78027.243.1
Akershus153 85523 325130 53033.956.8161 17322 925138 24832.956.9
Oslo312 89497 259215 63542.960.5324 76691 210233 55643.061.0
Hedmark69 88734 61135 27639.351.766 57931 75534 82436.849.4
Oppland85 48623 91161 57529.441.772 70919 83552 87424.738.1
Buskerud99 86723 11276 75529.144.0101 23621 31579 92130.046.8
Vestfold29 3693 61625 75323.439.331 4853 45928 02613.728.2
Telemark24 0515 16918 88219.330.625 5085 52919 97917.027.8
Aust-Agder9 8721 4358 43716.228.69 7231 3258 39815.728.5
Vest-Agder31 4242 40429 02021.943.526 2442 21424 03016.532.4
Rogaland93 14414 62478 52024.538.3103 12217 53185 59127.943.8
Hordaland122 25222 63499 61823.737.2127 28724 351102 93623.838.0
Sogn og Fjordane20 4211 81018 61117.730.621 0152 64018 37518.030.3
Møre og Romsdal42 0844 66537 41919.433.147 5058 94838 55722.239.0
Trøndelag112 6159 454103 16128.646.4111 9178 505103 41228.146.2
Nordland54 4847 93646 54822.237.056 6007 95648 64423.739.7
Troms - Romsa108 58944 31364 27654.073.3110 73247 71963 01352.672.6
Finnmark - Finnmárku27 0447 77619 26825.236.128 7798 05220 72728.541.5
Svalbard6 7143 0133 70129.838.28 3713 4134 95846.856.4

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Revenue and price per room, by county
January 2019
RevenuePrice per room (NOK)
The whole country1 011 016 602935
Østfold14 754 966809
Akershus129 851 602967
Oslo225 357 672949
Hedmark36 733 1031 011
Oppland39 008 359861
Buskerud63 283 2921 025
Vestfold21 905 304894
Telemark13 781 309821
Aust-Agder6 826 647949
Vest-Agder16 460 630790
Rogaland77 121 006884
Hordaland88 578 421901
Sogn og Fjordane17 332 523991
Møre og Romsdal31 845 757758
Trøndelag75 567 956863
Nordland41 813 509910
Troms - Romsa84 496 8371 171
Finnmark - Finnmárku20 908 371931
Svalbard5 389 338988

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

Hotels and similar establishments. Guest nights, by county and purpose
January 2018January 2019
Guest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreationGuest nights, totalCourse, conferenceOccupationHoliday, recreation
Guest nights1 427 426240 902601 887584 6351 457 840233 809632 693591 338
Østfold23 3745 14410 1868 04423 0894 22910 8997 961
Akershus153 85567 08653 36433 405161 17356 59171 69732 885
Oslo312 89427 855148 520136 519324 76636 416149 106139 244
Hedmark69 8878 43115 43246 02466 5798 98514 60642 988
Oppland85 48617 93019 33148 22572 70916 53918 39137 779
Buskerud99 86728 05918 92252 886101 23627 15920 49253 585
Vestfold29 3698 97013 5156 88431 4859 44214 3747 669
Telemark24 0512 1518 56713 33325 5082 2239 35113 934
Aust-Agder9 8724425 1464 2849 7237084 7904 225
Vest-Agder31 4243 42317 16010 84126 2443 07915 0578 108
Rogaland93 14410 43858 31324 392103 12212 46864 64826 006
Hordaland122 25214 53953 78453 928127 28713 10856 52057 659
Sogn og Fjordane20 4212 46111 7136 24721 0152 54912 0666 400
Møre og Romsdal42 0844 83826 88810 35847 5053 17531 99712 333
Trøndelag112 61523 21457 82831 573111 91721 41956 61133 887
Nordland54 4845 27430 81418 39656 6003 45633 14320 001
Troms - Romsa108 5899 24939 25760 083110 73210 11933 28767 326
Finnmark - Finnmárku27 0441 06212 52013 46228 77986915 49612 414
Svalbard6 7143366275 7518 3711 2751626 934

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

Camping sites. Number of camping sites and huts/rooms, by county
January 2019
Camping sitesHuts/rooms
The whole country2313 935
Østfold465
Akershus16
Oslo136
Hedmark24336
Oppland37651
Buskerud23301
Vestfold146
Telemark15191
Aust-Agder10295
Vest-Agder4163
Rogaland8155
Hordaland19251
Sogn og Fjordane14328
Møre og Romsdal7181
Trøndelag28309
Nordland20387
Troms - Romsa898
Finnmark - Finnmárku7136

Table 7 
Camping sites. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county

Camping sites. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county
January 2019TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenAlbaniaAndorraBelgiumBosnia-HerzegovinaBulgariaEstoniaFranceGreeceBelarusIrelandItalyKosovoCroatiaLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMaltaMoldovaMonacoMontenegroNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan 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 country94 02014 29979 7211 490186121 580007702762387143436203312608740000004271 575333826042681441 11434843919291 308547017100010026023032601692705136773189..0408.1 1460.
Østfold3 5161393 377513020000000000000000000000073000000000000100000000000000000000000..000.00.
Akershus::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark7 3401 3525 988812002270030053000200230950000005730060000658000340000000000000000000000..000.00.
Oppland17 76466617 098123310108001003220006000000000001276906000007420012420600000000000170000200..000.60.
Buskerud11 7331 07510 65812612018100000050000000010800000088490030021409002001760000000080600004020100..000.00.
Vestfold::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Telemark3 0442712 773980123500140008000200006000000064000000023000090000000000000000000000..000.00.
Aust-Agder3 613833 53030045000000000000000000000000000000000000340010000000000000000000..000.00.
Vest-Agder1 266491 2170800000000000000320000000000009000000000000000000000000000000000..000.00.
Rogaland2 7961902 606400000000600000002400000000015000000006000000000000000000000000000..000.00.
Hordaland4 1369803 15633005300000270001240000276000000035023040000331380042316200000000000100000003..000.50.
Sogn og Fjordane4 8015034 29832002700400130000401330520000006258080004033010081220000020000900000000..003.00.
Møre og Romsdal3 4186472 77110204200000383000000000520000006780400000000404800300000000000000000012..003.00.
Trøndelag11 1741 6149 5607215038000600593110024006060000004242021006179127462328711180001020200301920016739..090.1660.
Nordland6 1712 8273 34426103400130025212300010100370330000006823702000003689218800157021120000000000220200090000..000.6690.
Troms - Romsa5 5852 3273 258531000220012021712980062000040000009222304840037127305105135132615811315000001400000119180330442847..0312.2800.
Finnmark - Finnmárku917351566810010003002375302300306000000171730800300918006400140009000150301230008018..000.200.
Svalbard...........................................................................

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

Camping sites. Guest nights, by type of accommodation and county
January 2019
Seasonal contractsGuest nights, totalTent/caravanCamperHutSeasonal contract
The whole country10 21694 0209 8673 97340 56639 614
Østfold3123 5161 0214761 329690
Akershus::::::
Oslo::::::
Hedmark1 4207 3401953003 4953 350
Oppland2 05217 7641283944 86212 380
Buskerud1 53911 7332231913 0998 220
Vestfold::::::
Telemark5223 044502531 5791 162
Aust-Agder6463 61301721 6301 811
Vest-Agder2661 26633482778
Rogaland4472 796991869191 592
Hordaland3584 1367222441 7901 380
Sogn og Fjordane3054 801181324 057531
Møre og Romsdal1503 4181692492 806194
Trøndelag1 50111 1742 0092763 1855 704
Nordland4616 17126344 7411 370
Troms - Romsa1915 5857997693 644373
Finnmark - Finnmárku89174210770860

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

Holiday dwellings. Number of holiday dwelings, by month and county
January 2019
Holiday dwellingsCottages/rooms
The whole country2713 878
Østfold00
Akershus12
Oslo16
Hedmark878
Oppland37515
Buskerud33946
Vestfold550
Telemark16252
Aust-Agder9118
Vest-Agder8231
Rogaland22188
Hordaland25294
Sogn og Fjordane25295
Møre og Romsdal1254
Trøndelag19185
Nordland26426
Troms - Romsa15142
Finnmark - Finnmárku996

Table 10 
Holiday dwellings. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county

Holiday dwellings. Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and county
January 2019TotalForeign national, totalNorwayDenmarkFinlandIcelandSwedenAlbaniaAndorraBelgiumBosnia-HerzegovinaBulgariaEstoniaFranceGreeceBelarusIrelandItalyKosovoCroatiaLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMaltaMoldovaMonacoMontenegroNetherlandsPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSan 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 country153 102100 82752 27553 19529919422 005002150243470000971 05305337101 3202010001 6781 91292181 1000032602 869444605107978 495749105016304501554625419011839800584444141033330..04029.7518.
Østfold...........................................................................
Akershus::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Oslo::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Hedmark6 8694 2742 5951 092002 43800750000000000008000000262000119000083200001630000000000000060000008..000.00.
Oppland20 26212 6537 6096 2681461261 3970060010440010250000340000005391000560077019916827203 4430014001200000000100006321..000.00.
Buskerud77 95453 27424 68030 4510017 70300000225310002003190230000004394292076100001 193752001 89800200000000000000003013..000.00.
Vestfold::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..:::.::.
Telemark15 15313 3361 81712 024006500600080000000033000000312000000005603412005310000000000200000000000..000.100.
Aust-Agder6 0544 5301 5243 190101000001000000000000000001220000000200011 2120000000000000000000000..000.00.
Vest-Agder2 5307461 7841000000000000003400400000000005460060000006200480000000000000000000000..000.00.
Rogaland2 2534741 77969301000000000000310000000002114200000620000001180000000000000000000000..000.00.
Hordaland6 3393 1963 143573019900500173153001423022304050010001734680428009094422409629422000044713730514663534071601374..01512.303.
Sogn og Fjordane2 6805232 1570000000004800060000124000000233300600009220069080006010170736044464010012228..007.00.
Møre og Romsdal1 0088181900004000000000000000000000018300000000030000001960000000000000000000000..000.00.
Trøndelag2 3205641 756418120011000310088500002200000009202600200242238105904701011104710344203014110..020.30.
Nordland5 9254 4911 43434126070009200525200637460000643000000143900059000017521733918027853555050271103082848520162801535110..02010.234.
Troms - Romsa1 6881 235453251301500160001530008600000000000140012000156018216421601530021008000063012185400160102064..030.20.
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 180576604333006100400122000043005040000008200590020440200330060104001420216096020031022..000.711.
Svalbard...........................................................................

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

Guest nights, by nationality of the guests and type of establishment
January 2019
Guest nights, totalHotels and similar establishmentsCamping sitesHoliday dwellingsYouth hostels
The table was updatet 1 March at 08:38 am.
Total1 717 8201 457 84094 020153 10212 858
Foreign national, total451 319332 99114 299100 8273 202
Norway1 266 5011 124 84979 72152 2759 656
Denmark97 20942 3211 49053 195203
Finland5 4394 848186299106
Iceland1 4511 244121941
Sweden80 56056 6811 58022 005294
Albania9090000
Andorra5858000
Belgium3 8193 5147721513
Bosnia-Herzegovina8382001
Bulgaria577564229
Estonia2 3111 01776243498
France11 36110 169387700105
Greece1 5991 5811404
Belarus9996300
Ireland1 6111 44149769
Italy10 2438 7353621 05393
Kosovo1010000
Croatia50942233531
Latvia1 7401 17112637172
Liechtenstein2424000
Lithuania5 7293 4988741 32037
Luxembourg187178027
Macedonia7070000
Malta159153015
Moldova77000
Monaco2727000
Montenegro194192002
Netherlands14 85312 5864271 678162
Poland14 15210 4361 5751 912229
Portugal1 6161 47339248
Romania1 4951 0993381840
Russia6 1274 941261 10060
San Marino4848000
Serbia119115400
Slovakia1 1295312683264
Slovenia50435614404
United Kingdom40 67136 4481 1142 869240
Spain8 0277 18134844454
Switzerland6 9975 91843960535
Czech Republic1 4351 18719107122
Turkey57544729972
Germany36 94626 8801 3088 495263
Ukraine1 2531 18254710
Hungary1 2151 062704934
Austria3 4903 17617110538
Vatican City State88000
South Africa9158990160
United Arab Emirates8398090300
India5 1604 695104505
Indonesia70254701550
Malaysia70763526460
Qatar501499020
Singapore1 9581 87623545
Taiwan1 2441 044019010
Thailand1 4631 33931183
Japan3 5193 1842603936
China10 5069 331169800206
South Korea83274127586
Cyprus1741300440
Canada1 5181 44754422
Mexico64650613613
United States32 33131 73577410109
Brazil2 3432 251313328
Australia8 2477 7738933055
New Zealand.....
The rest of Europe.....
The rest of Europe 2018-00000
The rest of South America2 2472 113404054
The rest of Oceania7306928291
The rest of Asia.....
The rest of Asia 2018-5 3834 1201 1467542
The rest of Africa3 5283 358018152
Unknown.....

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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