The Finnish Travel Survey describes domestic trips and trips abroad with overnight stays and same-day trips abroad. The survey is comprised of two separate parts. The monthly survey collects information on trips made by Finnish residents, their numbers and characteristics. A so-called annual survey is made once a year to establish the number of persons who have travelled during the survey year.The survey is a sample-based telephone interview survey. The interviews are carried out by Statistics Finland's telephone interview centre CATI together with the data collection for the Consumer Survey. The annual survey is included in the January interview.The Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 692/2011 obligates Member States to collect, compile, process and transmit harmonised statistics on tourism supply and demand.
The sample persons represent the population aged 15 to 84 permanently resident in Finland. The sample size of the Travel Survey is 2,350 persons per month, and different persons are interviewed for each survey.Provision of data for the Finnish Travel Survey is voluntary (Statistics Act 280/2004).
The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the provided data as confidential.
Last updated 21.5.2013