Denmark: Number of Overnight Stays in First Half of 2022 Almost Doubled Compared to 2021
The number of overnight stays spent in Denmark in the first six months of 2022 increased by almost 50 per cent compared to the same period last year.
In the first half of 2022, Denmark registered a total of 15.5 million overnight stays in hotels, hostels, and campsites, among others, whereas in the first half of 2021, the country registered only 8 million overnight stays, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
The number of overnight stays spent in Denmark in the first half of 2022 was also higher than in the first half of 2019. Data from the official statistical office of Denmark, Statistics Denmark, show that Denmark registered 1.2 million or eight per cent more overnight stays in 2022 than in 2019.
“There were thus more overnight stays in the first half of 2022 than in the same six-month period before COVID-19. The development in the first half of the year covers both the fact that the foreign guests have returned and that, overall, there are more Danes than ever who have spent the night in hotels, holiday centres, hostels, campsites and marinas during the period,” the statement of Statistics Denmark reads.
Despite the country registering a high number of overnight stays in all forms of accommodation, it was revealed that the most overnight stays were spent in campsites.
Data show that Germans accounted for the highest number of overnight stays in campsites. In the first half of 2022, foreigners spent 1.1 million overnight stays in Denmark campsites. Of the total number of overnight stays, Germans accounted for 790,000 of them.
The Danish summer got off to a good start too. Only in June, the country registered a total of 4.6 million overnight stays, representing an increase of 54 per cent compared to June 2021.
Additionally, in June 2022, Denmark registered an increase of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
“Compared to June 2021 and at the same time an increase of 13 per cent. Compared to June 2019. The overnight stays in June were thus higher than before COVID-19. Both the Danish and foreign overnight stays were at their highest level for a June ever,” Statistics Denmark added.
Furthermore, it was noted that when adjusted for normal seasonal fluctuations, the number of overnight stays in June ended with an increase of 2.7 per cent compared to May. As for the period between April and June, the number of overnight stays increased by 14.5 per cent.