|Authors:||Eivind Farstad, Petter Dybedal, Iratxe Landa-Mata|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1489-8|
The Norwegian Travel Survey for Foreigners 2012 covers both holiday and business travel to Norway. In 2012 a total of about 5.2 million foreign guests stayed overnight in Norway, while 1.3 million were on a day trip from abroad. In addition, 580,000 cruise passengers came to Norway, which is more than ever. The number of overnight business visitors increased by six per cent, while the number of holiday visitors showed a three per cent increase from 2011 to 2012. Foreign overnight visitors spent a total of 33.7 million guest nights in Norway in 2012, three per cent more than in 2011. The most important source markets for overnight visitors are Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Arrivals of overnight visitors from Sweden increased by five per cent, from Denmark by eight per cent, while the number of German visitors stayed about the same as in 2011. Most other markets also increased, so the arrivals total including all nationalities went up four per cent, and guest nights by three per cent. There was a growth in guest nights in both the winter and summer seasons 2012, by five and two per cent accordingly.