Published: 1 September 2010

During sweltering July in 2010 Finnish tourists made domestic trips and visited neighbouring countries

Finland experienced an exceptionally hot July in 2010. Indeed, the holiday trips of many resident tourists were then headed to domestic destinations or to the neighbouring countries of Sweden and Estonia. Finnish residents made 1,071,000 domestic trips with paid accommodation, which is nearly 30 per cent more than in July of the year before. Cruises to Sweden increased by 36 per cent from the previous year. In tourism to Estonia, the number of leisure trips with overnight stays in the destination country went up and now showed 34 per growth from the respective period of the year before.

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

  Trips in July Annual change, % 7/2010 - 7/2009 Trips in January - July Cumulative annual change, %
1-7/2010 -
1-7/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 1 071 000 28 3 537 000 20
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 3 657 000 23 14 609 000 13
Trips in Finland, total 4 728 000 24 18 146 000 14
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 542 000 6 2 388 000 4
- Estonia 160 000 34 556 000 36
- Sweden 66 000 2 268 000 18
- Other countries 317 000 -3 1 566 000 -5
Cruises, overnight on board only 106 000 6 863 000 19
- To Estonia 26 000 -35 223 000 -4
- To Sweden 80 000 36 635 000 32
Trips abroad, total 648 000 6 3 251 000 8
Leisure trips, total 5 376 000 22 21 397 000 13

In July Finnish residents made 648,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 542,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, thirty per cent in Estonia and twelve per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 4.7 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 24 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 3.7 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 1,415 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in Augusti.

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 1.9.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. July 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2010/07/smat_2010_07_2010-09-01_tie_001_en.html