Official Statistics of Finland

Accommodation statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland
Data:

Latest release:
Nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland down by 4.6 per cent in September
08 Nov 2018
The growth in number of nights spent by foreign tourists in Finland turned downwards in May and the fall continued the whole summer, and nights spent in Finnish accommodation establishments declined further in September 2018. Altogether, 466,000 overnight stays were recorded for foreign visitors, which was 4.6 per cent lower than one year before. In contrast, the number of nights spent by resident tourists remained on level with the previous year and they stayed the night at accommodation establishments almost 1.3 million times. In all, a good 1.7 million overnight stays were recorded at Finnish accommodation establishments, which was 1.3 per cent lower than in September 2017. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

Next release:
5 Dec 2018

Description: Accommodation statistics describe the supply and use of hotel services, and provide data on the numbers of users of these services and on overnight stays. The supply is depicted with data on the volume of room and bed capacity of hotels, use of the services is calculated as a proportion of sold rooms of total available room capacity (utilisation rate). Demand for hotel services is also measured with the number of overnight stays. Users of the services are divided into domestic and foreign tourists.
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Keywords: accommodation activities, accommodation establishments, domestic tourism, hotels, non-residents, tourism.
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Change: Changes in the target group of the accommodation statistics
08 Mar 2018
The target group of the accommodation statistics has been reviewed and a few accommodation establishments operating in the industries of hotels and hostels were added to it starting from data concerning January 2017.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Accommodation statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-6325. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.11.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/matk/index_en.html