Tourism
22. Apr 2022
Overnight stays at 11,800 for March – a 23% increase

There were 11,800 hotel overnight stays registered in March 2022, a year-on year increase of 23%. Just over 39% of all available rooms were occupied, compared to 29% last year.

Hotel overnight stays are used as a measurement of the number of visitors and the duration of their stays. The total number of overnight stays for the month of March increased by just over 2,200 compared to March last year.

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The Tórshavn area saw a total of 95% of all overnight stays in Faroese hotels.

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With just over 4,600 overnight stays registered, 39% of all overnight stays were by Faroese residents. This is a 22% decrease on March 2021.

Overnight stays by Danish residents doubled, while overnight stays by residents outside the Faroe Islands and Denmark saw a 62% increase on last March.

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Check-ins

Check-ins show the number of hotel visitors regardless of the duration of their stays. March 2022 saw just under 5,700 hotel check-ins, which is a year-on-year increase of 15%.

Check-ins by residents outside the Faroe Islands and Denmark is back on the rise, having more than quadrupled since March 2021. With more than 900 check-ins, the figure is nearing the levels of March 2019 at just over 1,000 check-ins.

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Occupancy rates

The occupancy rate shows the number of available rooms used. Just over 39% of all hotel rooms were occupied in March 2022, compared to 29% in March 2021.

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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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