Survey: Two out of three Norwegians are planning a domestic holiday this summer

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According to a recent survey, two out of three Norwegians plan to spend their summer holidays within the country’s borders.

“One might think that most people want to go abroad this year as they have not had the opportunity to do so for a very long time, but that is not the case,” Kristin Krohn Devold in NHO Reiseliv stated.

A total of 1,025 people have participated in NHO’s summer holiday survey, which was conducted by TNS Gallup. In it, 66% answered that they plan to spend their holidays in Norway.

In comparison, 58% answered the same in 2019, the last “normal” summer before the pandemic.

Insecurity

The fact that so many Norwegians still want to spend their holidays in Norway may be due to several things, Krohn Devold believes. She points to, among other things, uncertainty related to the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and increased prices. The much-discussed problem with passports can also be a contributing factor, she believes.

“That said, it is quite possible that we see the beginning of a lasting trend where fewer people travel abroad, and more people choose short-distance holidays at home in Norway,” Krohn Devold noted.

Nearly 40% answered that they plan a holiday abroad this year, which is a decrease from 51% in 2019.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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