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Slovenia tourists lead Norway hotel stay increase. Visitors from the EU country accounted for a year-on-year rise of 84.9 per cent, industry figures show. Bergen and Oslo showed increases, Stavanger a decline. 9,696 tourists from Slovenia stayed in Norwegian hotels in 2016. This is a rise of 4,452 on the previous year. According to tourism website statistikknet.no, travellers from Ukraine accounted for the second-largest increase – at 40.9 percent (or 4,141).

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Slovenia tourists lead Norway hotel stay increase

Published on Monday, 6th March, 2017 at 14:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Visitors from the EU country accounted for a year-on-year rise of 84.9 per cent, industry figures show. Bergen and Oslo showed increases, Stavanger a decline.

Bryggen by night, Bergen
Bryggen by night, Bergen
Photo: Pål S. Schaathun/Wikimedia Commons


9,696 tourists from Slovenia stayed in Norwegian hotels in 2016. This is a rise of 4,452 on the previous year.

According to tourism website statistikknet.no, travellers from Ukraine accounted for the second-largest increase – at 40.9 percent (or 4,141).

Austria was placed third (+38.2 per cent), China fourth (+38 per cent), and Malta fifth (+27.5 per cent) – the biggest tourism decline was from Lichtenstein, at -51.4 per cent.

Just 400,000 or so live in the Mediterranean-located Maltese archipelago, which consists of the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino.

However, the western Norway coastal city of Bergen – birthplace of Norwegian Classical composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) and a well-liked cruise destination – was very popular amongst tourists from there.

This is despite the three islands having a combined surface area of only about 387 km2 (almost 149.5 square miles).

888 Malta-origin tourists stayed in Bergen’s hotels in 2016. This 181.4 per cent increase on the previous year is the largest rise by far.

Travellers from South Korea accounted for the second-highest number of hotel stays (+106.3 per cent), Latin America the third (+99.4 per cent), Czech Republic the fourth (+61.2 per cent), and Hungary the fifth (+47.9 percent).

The country with the largest decline in 2016 when compared with the previous year was Ireland, at -53.2 per cent.

Tourism to Bergen’s hotels increased in 2016, however, ending the year at 1,758,159 – up some 18,700 on 2015 (+1.1 per cent).

Popular cruise destination Stavanger, also located on the western coast of Norway, is famous for sights including Pulpit Rock.

Standing at 604 metres (almost 1,982 feet) above Lysefjorden, hundreds of thousands undertake the hike up to the top every year.

Those who travelled from Estonia were responsible for the largest increase in hotel stays last year in comparison to 2015 – at +141.5 per cent.

Japan (+65.2 per cent), Portugal (+63.1 per cent), the Czech Republic (+39.9 per cent), and Spain (+37.6 per cent) were second to fifth-highest, respectively.

The largest decline in tourists was those who came from Lichtenstein, which returned a figure of -88.7 per cent.

Occupancy at the oil capital’s hotels (all countries, year-on-year) fell by some 33,100 – ending 2016 on 798.157 (down by four per cent).

Tourism to Oslo increased by six per cent last year. The top five countries accounting for most hotel stays (4,653,485 in total) in the Norwegian capital, year-on-year, were:

  • Slovenia: +65.2 per cent
  • Austria: +54.4 per cent
  • Denmark: +43.6 per cent
  • Slovakia: +36.4 per cent
  • South Korea: +33.7 per cent

Again, Lichtenstein accounted for the largest year-on-year drop in numbers. This was -39.6 per cent.

Statistikknett.no’s ‘about’ section states that it is “a communication channel for regional tourism statistics from Statistics Norway (SSB).”

“Statistics Norway only publishes tourism statistics down to county level. Statistikknett therefore buys statistics from Statistics Norway for municipalities and tourism regions.”

The website is funded by counties and regional tourism organisations.




Published on Monday, 6th March, 2017 at 14:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: tourism, hotels, travel, leisure, business, europe, paywall.





  
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