Bookings at major hotels for the first three months of next year are lower than at the same time last year, the newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reports.
“We expect challenging winter months after the New Year, especially for the hotels in Oslo and at Gardermoen,” hotel consultant Peter Wiederstrøm told the newspaper.
The most recent figures show that, at Gardermoen, there is lower room occupancy in the first three months of 2023 compared to this year.
“Also, bookings look weak for the hotels in Oslo, with slightly lower estimated room occupancy for both January and February,” Wiederstrøm pointed out, according to the news bureau NTB.
Torgeir Silseth, the head of the Nordic Choice hotel chain, says that 2022 will be the best year ever but is also worried about the first quarter of next year, especially in Eastern Norway.
“But the signals we get from the market are not dramatic. We are talking about a 5-10 percent decrease for Norway as a whole – and close to 10 percent in Oslo,” he said.