|Authors:||Arne Rideng, Jan Vidar Haukeland, Bente Heimtun|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-0828-6|
This report presents the results of the Norwegian foreign visitor survey 2007, including data for the summer season (May–September). In the year 2007 a total of nearly 4.3 million foreign guests stayed overnight in Norway, while 1.25 million were on a day trip from abroad. Foreign tourists spent a total of 29 million guestnights in Norway in 2007, of which holiday guests constituted 24 million guestnights. Business travel from abroad showed a six per cent increase in 2007, measured by arrivals. In 2007, there has been an increase in the number of holiday guests by five per cent and a seven per cent increase in the number of guestnights. The most important source market for overnight stays is Germany, followed by Sweden, Denmark, the UK, USA and the Netherlands. Altogether, 27 per cent of the foreign guest nights are spent in hotels. The holiday travellers during the summer period use four types of accomodation, namely hotels, overnight stays at friends or relatives, camping or rented cabins.