Denmark: Number of Nights Spent in September Below Last Year’s Rates

A total of 2.2 million overnight stays recorded in Denmark’s accommodation spots throughout September haven’t shown positive results for the country’s tourism, as those dropped by nine per cent compared to the same time last year.

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According to Denmark’s Statistics website, the decline in overnight stays is noticed in both; domestic and foreign nights, which fell by 16 per cent and six per cent, respectively, reports.

However, what should be kept in mind is that the boom in domestic tourism noticed throughout the pandemic years is exceptional, thus higher than usual. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, the number of overnights recorded this year was higher and more positive.

Furthermore, the North Sea was visited more by tourists during September, with 415,900 and 415,600 visitors, respectively. The Vesterhavs municipalities Ringkøbing-Skjern and Varde had the most overnight stays in September – a total of 121,400 of those, followed by the island of Bornholm and Hjørring municipality, with both of them reaching a total of 96,500 overnight stays. All these municipalities together compromise for half of the holiday home accommodation in the country.

As per the number of overnight stays recorded so far this year, fewer of those were recorded in the previous years, and 2022 so far has been a success. In the first nine months of the year, from January to September, the highest number of overnight stays has been recorded for the first time.

In total, there were 19.3 million overnight stays recorded during this period, with 5.5 million nights being spent by Danish tourists and another 13.8 million by international tourists.

By the end of the month, a lot of accommodation spots were booked for the rest of 2022. This is a decrease of 14 per cent compared to the same time in 2021. In addition, German bookings were down by 13 per cent, while Danish bookings decreased by 23 per cent.

“At the end of September, 106,500 house weeks were booked for the rest of 2022. This is a decrease of 14 per cent. Compared to the same time in 2021, German bookings have fallen 13 per cent, while Danish bookings have fallen 23 per cent,” the press release explains.

As per the main nationalities to have visited Danish accommodation spots for this time, those were Swedish, Norwegians, German, and Dutch and the remaining came from other countries.

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