Västra Götaland County
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019


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Västra Götaland County: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.5 mill.
2 %
icon: sweden 974,000
1 %
icon: foreign 521,000
3 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 485.9 mill.
6 %
Average prices:
325.00 SEK
10.90 SEK
1,061.00 SEK
33.00 SEK
764.10 SEK
5.90 SEK
Capacity icon
icon: establishment 400
4 %
icon: room 18,500
5 %
icon: bed 46,300
5 %

Key indicators

Bed nights



Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.



Registered bed nights increased two percent

In August 2019, 1.5 million bed nights were recorded in Västra Götaland County (+2.1 %), of which 974,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 521,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased one percent and foreign bed nights increased three percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's August.

Between January and August, 5.5 million bed nights (+2.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 2.6 million (+2.7 %) for foreigners in Västra Götaland County, in total 8.1 million (+2.8 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 16.8 percent

Total of 8.9 million bed nights (+3.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 6.1 million nights (+4.0 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 2.8 million nights (+3.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Västra Götaland County out of total bed nights was 16.8 % (-0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 16.0 % and foreign bed nights 18.7 %.

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Accommodation sales 485.9 million SEK

Registered accommodation sales in August were 485.9 million SEK (+25.7 million).

Registered January-August sales were 3.1 billion SEK and they increased 138.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Change jan-August 2019
Adr (Registered) 1,100 SEK 3.2 % 1,000 SEK 1.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 760 SEK 0.8 % 660 SEK 0.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 330 SEK 3.5 % 380 SEK 1.8 %

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

400 accommodation establishments (+14)
18,500 rooms (+890)
46,300 beds (+2,300)

Room utilization 72.0 % (-1.7)
Unsold rooms 5,200
Bed utilization 57.6 % (-0.8)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Statistics Sweden