From 15 July, hotels and canteens will once again be able to offer a buffet to their guests. This is confirmed by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø (V) to VG.
She believes that the lifting the ban will make it easier for hotels, which can now offer their guests more choices.
– “I think people will be happy that more of the sense of normality is coming back again. Now we are in a season where people are on holiday with the joys and benefits it entails,” she tells the newspaper.
She emphasizes that the authorities rely on professional advice and that the Norwegian Directorate of Health must prepare more detailed guidelines.
The lifting of the ban is welcomed by NHO Reiseliv.
– “This is a step towards normal operation we have been calling for, for a long time, and which is very positive for the industry. It gives the tourism industry the opportunity to deliver a more complete product to its customers,” says CEO Kristin Krohn Devold of NHO Reiseliv in a press release.
– Many Norwegians have probably missed the traditional hotel breakfast, so it is a good idea to get the buffet back in the middle of the joint holiday, she thinks.
Industry players are also happy about the change.
– “This is very good news, I did not know this,” says director Lars Ola Hektoen to NTB.
He is one of the owners of the family-run Savalen Hotel and Spa in Østerdalen.
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