February is normally one of the more scarce months of the year for hotels. There were approximately 9,000 overnight stays registered in February 2022, a 21% increase on February 2021. Just over 31% of all available rooms were occupied, compared to 24% in February 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 in Faroese hotels was 9,010 in February 2022, a year-on-year increase of just under 1,600 overnight stays (21%).
The Tórshavn area saw a total of 94% of all overnight stays in Faroese hotels in February 2022.
With just over 5,200 overnight stays registered, 58% of all overnight stays in February were by Faroese residents. This figure is approx. equal. to February last year.
The number of overnight stays by Danish residents saw a 66% increase, while overnight stays by residents outside the Faroe Islands and Denmark almost doubled compared to February last year.
Check-ins show the number of hotel visitors regardless of the duration of their stays. February 2022 saw just under 4,800 hotel check-ins, a year-on-year increase of 14%.
Check-ins by residents outside the Faroe Islands and Denmark is now back on the rise, having more than quadrupled since February 2021 with just under 500 check-ins. The figure has yet to reach the pre-covid levels as the figure was 800 in February 2020. The number of overnight stays by Faroese residents is roughly equal to that of February last year, with three out of four check-ins made by Faroese residents.
The occupancy rate shows the number of available rooms used. Just over 31% of all hotel rooms were occupied in February, compared to 24% in February last year.
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.