Seven out of ten Norwegians plan to spend the holidays in their own country this summer, even if they receive a corona certificate that allows travel abroad, according to a survey Ipsos has conducted for the Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv).
Among the big cities, Oslo is the holiday favorite this year. As many as 34% of respondents answered that they plan to visit the capital during the summer.
“The fact that many want to visit the capital will help the tourism industry, which has suffered from very strict corona closures and restrictions for a long time,” CEO Kristin Krohn Devold in NHO Reiseliv noted.
A total of 16% of respondents plan to visit Bergen or Trondheim, while 11% want to visit Stavanger.
A majority want an active holiday: 57% plan to go for walks or carry out other activities in nature, while 34% are going to the cabin.
Furthermore, 51% of those surveyed plan to eat at a restaurant, and 31% will stay in a hotel this summer.
“This is good news for the restaurant industry and the hotel industry,” Krohn Devold added.
Price, proximity to nature, and good infection control are the most important factors when it comes to choosing holiday destinations.
A total of 1,029 people participated in the survey, which was conducted between June 9 and 23.
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