Tourism
13. Jan 2021
Hotel overnight stays down by 30% year-on-year in November

Some 6,600 hotel overnight stays were registered in November.

Faroese hotels continue to suffer as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 3,323 fewer overnight stays in November 2020 than in November 2019.

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As the graph below shows, hotels outside of the capital region have suffered the greatest relative decline in overnight stays.

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While the number of overnight stays by Danish residents has gone down by 32%, and by a full 76% for residents from the rest of the world, Faroese residents represent an increase of 24% in these statistics.

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The check-in figures show the number of individuals who check in at a hotel, regardless of the duration of their stay.

Although the number of Danish residents has gone down by 40%, the average duration of their stays went up. In November 2020, Danish residents spent an average of 3 days in Faroese hotels, compared to 2.7 in November 2019.

And despite a drastic decline (-89%) in hotel visitors from countries other than the Faroe Islands and Denmark, these visitors stayed more than twice as long, going from an average duration of 2.6 days in November 2019 to 5.6 days in November 2020.

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Definitions

Overnight stay: in this context, an overnight stay is defined as a single night spent in a hotel which registers and passes this information on to Statistics Faroe Islands. For example, if ten people spend three nights at a hotel, this counts as 30 overnight stays.

Check-in: the number of individuals who check in at a hotel.

Room nights: the number of rooms occupied over a certain period. For example, if ten people spend three nights in five rooms, this counts as 15 room nights.

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