OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014

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This report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles. The report highlights key tourism policy developments, focuses on issues that rank high on the policy agenda in the field of tourism and provides a broad overview and interpretation of tourism trends in the OECD area and beyond. The 2014 edition focuses on tourism and growth, and covers 48 countries.

Tourism Trends and Policies is an international reference and benchmark on how effectively countries are supporting competitiveness, innovation and growth in tourism, and sheds light on policies and practices associated with this. It is published every two years.

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Domestic tourism is extremely important for Norway, although it has been declining in both trip volume and spending since its peak in 2010. In 2012, domestic trips fell by 6.5% to 13.3 million. Of these, holidays which accounted for a 72% share, fell by 9.5%, while business trips recorded a 3.7% increase, growing their share to 28%. Nevertheless, the number of nights spent on domestic trips fell by 23%, contributing to an overall decline of 13% in overnight volume, to 43.5 million. Nights spent on holiday travel in Norway also declined, by 10% to 35.4 million, and total spending on domestic tourism dropped by 28% to NOK 40.77 billion.

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