Record summer for tourism

Frogner ParkFrogner Park (Frognerparken) is the biggest park in central parts of Oslo.Photo: Norway Today Media

After a record summer last year, the tourism industry reported a very good summer season with 5 percent increase in the number of overnight stays. Thus, it is a new record.

According Innovation Norway totally there has been a 9 percent growth of in number.

Norway had the highest number of commercial guest nights during the past two years. A total of 12.6 million guest nights at commercial accommodations in the summer months of May to July this year.

There has been a high increase in number of foreign guest. Growth of 10 percent compared with the same period last year. The last two years, Norway has experienced an increase in number of foreign tourists for 19 percent.

– A growing interest in Norway combined with good connection flights to Norway, an industry that offers good products and a help by a weak Norwegian krone have made it easier for foreigners to choose Norway, says director Cathrine Pia Lund of Norway brand in Innovation Norway.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today