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No room at the Inn for ONS 2006 in Stavanger

8 August 2006
ONS - Offshore Northern Seas - is an oil industry exhibition and conference held once every two years in Stavanger Norway.
It is such a success that there are NO hotel rooms available in the Stavanger region for the period 21 - 25 August 2006.

Please contact us if you have questions or comments.

If you are a tourist planning to visit here, then avoid these dates if you need a hotel room, because you just will not get one.

If you are going to be at the exhibition and don't yet have accommodation, then you have a problem. As of now, you can still book some rooms for some nights in Haugesund and there are a few rooms for all nights in Bergen.

Now it may sound like madness (and it is) but this was also the case for most of May this year, with a desparate scramble for rooms, and the bizarre situation of many business people taking a plane to another part of Norway at the end of the day, just to fly back in again in the morning.

The lack of available rooms is a problem - especially with Stavanger being the European Capital of Culture in 2008 but until we wake people up to what a great weekend destination this is, and to the nearby skiing opportunities in the winter, the average room occupancy will not be high enough to get new hotels built.

So what other options are there? Well quite a few people in suits are seen in the campsites during ONS week (seriously) and a lot of local people either rent out one or more of their own rooms, or book a holiday somewhere and rent out the whole house.

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