After registering improved revenues this summer, hotels in Norway saw a new decline in August.
The reason? Foreign tourists are absent, especially in the cities (Oslo has registered the largest decline in overnight stays).
There were 3.5 million overnight stays in hotels and other accommodations in August this year.
That is 29% less than last year. Overnight stays by foreign tourists fell by 70%, while the decline for Norwegian tourists amounted to 1.8%, the figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show.
Among the different accommodation types, the best figures were registered at campsites, which traditionally host the most Norwegians.
Foreign tourists, who were absent this year, are traditionally from Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Sweden.
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