Tourism
25. Feb 2021
January saw a significant increase in hotel stays

There was a 20% year-on-year increase in hotel overnight stays in January 2021.

Just over 5,500 overnight stays were registered in Faroese hotels in January. This is an increase of almost 900 on January 2020.

At the bottom of this article are definitions of overnight stays and check-ins.

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Hotels in the capital region represent the majority of overnight stays.

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While the number of overnight stays dropped 45% for Danish residents and 63% for residents of other nations, the number for Faroese residents more than doubled in January 2021 compared to January 2020.

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Check-ins show the number of hotel visitors regardless of the duration of their stays.

The figures reveal a big increase in Faroese hotel visitors. January 2021 saw a year-on-year increase of 1,600 Faroese visitors (145%).

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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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