|Authors:||Arne Rideng, Jan Vidar Haukeland|
|ISBN (digital version):||82-480-0591-7|
This report presents the results of the Norwegian foreign visitor survey 2005, including data for the summer season (May–September). In the year 2005 a total of nearly 3.86 million foreign guests stayed overnight in Norway, while 1.25 million were on a day trip from abroad. Foreign tourists spent a total of 26 million guest-nights in Norway in 2005, of which holiday guests constituted 20 million guest-nights. Business travel from abroad showed a considerable increase in 2005. Likewise, there has been a considerable increase in the number of holiday guests, especially those travelling by air. The most important source market for overnight stays is Germany, followed by Sweden, Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands and the USA. Altogether, 28 per cent of the foreign guest nights are spent on hotels etc. The holiday travellers during the summer period mainly use four types of accomodation, namely hotels etc., overnight stays at friends and relatives, camping on camping sites and rented cabins.