Development of layoffs in the tourism industry due to COVID-19 in Norway 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, businesses in the travel and tourism industry in Norway had to layoff or dismiss employees. According to a survey conduced by the employers organization NHO Reiseliv, several employers gradually had to terminate employees as the crisis progressed. From March 16 to April 17, 2020, most businesses had dismisses employees. As of April 17, all the surveyed car rental companies had to let employees go, compared to 14 percent on March 16. Other heavily affected industries were restaurants and nightlife as well as hotel and accommodation, where 96 percent and 95 percent of businesses had to terminate employees, respectively.

The first coronavirus (COVID-19) case in Norway was confirmed on February 26, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Share of companies who have completed layoffs in the traveling and tourism industry due to the coronavirus in Norway from March to April 2020, by sector

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Norway

Survey time period

March 16 to April 17, 2020

Number of respondents

677 companies*

Special properties

Respondents are members of NHO Reiseliv

Supplementary notes

* Refers to the survey period from April 16-17, 2020. The source does not specify the dates of the survey for March 16 to April 2, 2020.

This is a member survey published by NHO Reiseliv, an organization of employers in the travel and tourism industry in Norway, with over 3,300 member companies. NHO Reiseliv is the largest travel and tourism association in Norway.

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