|Authors:||Petter Dybedal, Eivind Farstad|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1441-6|
Based on figures from the annual Foreign Visitor Survey, this report analyses the growth in incoming tourism from 2000 to 2011. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased from 3.1 million to nearly 5 million, and number of guest nights increased from 21.3 to 32.6 million. This growth is mainly found in the holiday travel segment. Visiting friends and relatives increased by 88 percent (4.1 million guest nights), while commercial accommodation shows an increase of 33 percent (4.4 million guest nights). While number of arrivals by airplane has doubled, arrivals by car increased 43 percent and arrivals by ferry 23 percent. The report also discusses possible reasons why the growth in incoming tourism is not appearing in the figures from Statistics Norway’s accommodation statistics.