Published: 30 September 2009

Finnish residents favoured domestic paid accommodation in August 2009

In August Finnish residents made 424,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. Of these trips 350,000 included one or more overnights in the country of destination. One in four of these trips were headed to Estonia and less than one in ten Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia. These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland's Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,528 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in September.

Finnish residents made 2.5 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 9 per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most, or 1.9 million, of the trips included free accommodation at one's own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

The final and more accurate data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published in the annual publication on Finnish travel. In addition, quarterly preliminary data are published in connection with the monthly publication Tourism Statistics (accommodation statistics) in six weeks from the end of the relevant quarter.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in August 2009 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in August       Annual change, %
8/2009 - 8/2008
Cumulative annual change, %
1-8/2009 - 1-8/2008
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 594,000 16 0
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1,887,000 -15 -1
Trips in Finland, total 2,481,000 -9 -1
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 350,000 -5 6
  - Estonia 84,000 -15 2
  - Sweden 32,000 10 4
  - Other countries 234,000 -3 7
Cruises, overnight on board only 74,000 -30 -8
  - To Estonia 24,000 -29 -15
  - To Sweden 50,000 -30 -4
Trips abroad, total 424,000 -10 3
Leisure trips, total 2,905,000 -9 -1

Source: Finnish Travel. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Taru Tamminen +358 9 1734 2243 and Ms Ritva Tikkanen +358 9 1734 3300, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ms Hannele Orjala

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Last updated 30.9.2009

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. August 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2009/08/smat_2009_08_2009-09-30_tie_001_en.html