You have now reached the website of the Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv).
NHO Reiseliv is an organization of hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, catering and other food service businesses. Members also include campsites, family amusement parks, alpine facilities and other attractions. NHO Reiseliv’s members make their living offering experiences ranging from lodging to rafting: in short, anything in the area of tourism.
NHO Reiseliv has 2500 member businesses with a total of 55.000 employees and annual turnover near NOK 30 billion. The organisation covers the entire country, has seven district offices and is one of the three largest national associations in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). This affiliation with NHO enables NHO Reiseliv to benefit from the organization’s extensive resources. NHO Reiseliv desires to participate actively in the shaping of Norwegian industrial policy and seeks to influence decisions that public bodies take nationally or locally. Its overarching aim is to create enhanced profitability for its member businesses.
NHO Reiseliv is a formidable party to wage negotiations, at the same time as it has extensive expertise in wage and employer issues. Member businesses also have the advantage of such services as NHO Reiseliv’s Service Office. Co-operation agreements for purchasing from a number of major suppliers to the industry mean considerable savings for members.
In 2005 hospitality businesses contribute NOK 80 billion to GNP. Lodging and food service comprise 10,759 businesses that have NOK 52 billion in sales and employ 88 975 persons. This constitutes 4,1 percent of the total employment in Norway.