The Norwegian Hospitality Association (NHO Reiseliv) is made up of over 3,500 member companies and is the largest employers' and trade organisation in Norway. We work diligently to promote the interests of Norwegian tourism and hospitality. The Norwegian Hospitality Association is affiliated with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), which is the largest representative organisation for Norwegian employers.
The Norwegian Hospitality Association serves as the business and employers' association for the entire Norwegian hospitality industry.
Our Main Goals: We endeavour to provide our members with working conditions and development opportunities which strengthen the hospitality industry, so that each member company is able to achieve greater profitability and healthy growth. Owing to the Norwegian Hospitality Association's expertise within tourism and hospitality, it represents and is the leading business and employers' organisation for the entire tourism and hospitality industry in Norway.
Our Values: Courage, teamwork, accessibility and trust
There are numerous benefits to being a member of the Norwegian Hospitality Association. Some of the most valuable membership benefits include:
- Free Legal Assistance
Our lawyers are particularly knowledgeable and experienced in labour law, salary agreements and collective agreements. Assistance provided during labour disputes is free to members.
- Communication and Media
The Norwegian Hospitality Association utilises a wide array of communication channels to promote and strengthen the tourism and hospitality industry. We also help member companies in their dealings with the media.
- NHO Pension
We have made it easy to receive good pension offers for your company. NHO Pension is a membership benefit provided by Storebrand.
As a member, you receive tailor-made insurance with excellent terms and conditions.
- Local Expertise
We have local expertise across Norway with 15 NHO regional offices and seven proprietary Norwegian Hospitality Association regional associations and boards. This means we are able to assist your hospitality business with local knowledge and skills – wherever you are situated.
Who are our members?
Our members range from small family-owned businesses to multinational corporations in the following industries:
- Service and Catering
The service and catering industry includes restaurants, bars, pubs and nightlife. Service and catering companies help to make sure that culinary and dining experiences play an important role in the overall travel experience of Norwegian as well as foreign tourists.
Lodging and holiday accommodation companies are pillars of the Norwegian tourism and hospitality industry. The lodging industry includes hotels, camp sites, lodges, cabins and holiday apartments.
Camping is an industry on the rise and invests heavily in quality, experiences and new customer groups. Camping businesses contribute to substantial value creation both locally and regionally.
- Adventure Tourism
Companies offering adventure experiences offer everything from guided tours, whale watching and theme parks to resorts, kayaking, dog sledding and more.
- Cultural and Creative Industry
The cultural and creative industry comprises a multitude of commercial enterprises. Membership in the Norwegian Hospitality Association is ideal for those of you who run festivals, galleries, visitor centres, museums or other types of cultural arenas.
- Sporting Events
Sporting events put towns and cities on the map and have positive knock-on effects for lodging, retail, transport and restaurants.
- Destination Management Companies
Destination management companies and tourism offices play a vital role as marketers for regional tourism and hospitality companies.
- Car Rental
The Norwegian Hospitality Association's car rental agency works to broaden the operational framework of the car rental industry.