Published: 3 August 2010

Estonia and Sweden popular among Finnish tourists in June 2010

In June a large number of Finnish residents made a trip abroad to Estonia or Sweden. Finns made 254,000 leisure trips or cruises with overnight stays to our neighbouring countries, which is 27 per cent more than in the corresponding period of one year ago. Finnish residents made 445,000 leisure trips including overnight stays in Finland, which is one per cent up on June 2009.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in June 2010 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in June Annual change, % 6/2010 - 6/2009 Trips in January - June Cumulative annual change, %
1-6/2010 -
1-6/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 445 000 1 2 466 000 16
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 2 123 000 -11 10 952 000 10
Trips in Finland, total 2 568 000 -9 13 418 000 11
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 357 000 3 1 846 000 4
- Estonia 86 000 51 396 000 37
- Sweden 59 000 23 202 000 25
- Other countries 212 000 -12 1 249 000 -6
Cruises, overnight on board only 112 000 11 757 000 21
- To Estonia 19 000 -37 197 000 2
- To Sweden 90 000 38 555 000 32
Trips abroad, total 469 000 5 2 603 000 8
Leisure trips, total 3 037 000 -7 16 021 000 10

In June Finnish residents made 469,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 357,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-four per cent in Estonia and seventeen per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.6 million leisure trips in Finland. This is nine per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 2.1 million, included free accommodation at one’s own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland’s Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,249 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in July.

The final annual data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published on the homepage of the statistics in July following the statistical reference year. 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.

Finns' leisure trips abroad, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2010, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips abroad, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2010, preliminary data

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 3.8.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. June 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2010/06/smat_2010_06_2010-08-03_tie_001_en.html