|Authors:||Arne Rideng, Eivind Farstad|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1023-4|
This report presents the results of the Norwegian foreign visitor survey 2009, with a special focus on data for the summer season (May-September). In 2009 a total of 4.29 million foreign guests stayed overnight in Norway, while 1.33 million were on a day trip from abroad. This means a one per cent decrease compared to 2008. Business travel from abroad showed a seven per cent decline in 2008, measured by arrivals, while the number of holiday guests increased by one per cent. Foreign tourists spent a total of 28.3 million guest nights in Norway in 2009, which is two per cent less than in 2008. The most important source markets for overnight stays are Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Swedish overnight arrivals increased by a whole eight per cent, while other markets showed a decline. One out of four guest nights is spent visiting relatives and friends. Hotels, camping sites and rented cabins are also widely used as accommodation.