Published: 3 November 2010

Number of leisure trips abroad fell in September 2010

In September 2010 Finnish residents made around ten per cent fewer such leisure trips abroad that included at least one overnight stay in the country of destination, when compared with September 2009. In contrast, the number of leisure trips in paid accommodation in Finland grew slightly, up by five per cent from one year back. These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland’s Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,401 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in October.

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

  Trips in September Annual change, % 9/2010–9/2009 Trips in
January–September
Cumulative annual change, %
1–9/2010–
1–9/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 309 000 5 4 708 000 22
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 039 000 -24 19 159 000 18
Trips in Finland, total 1 348 000 -18 23 867 000 19
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 232 000 -11 3 048 000 5
– Estonia 32 000 -32 691 000 28
– Sweden 23 000 64 374 000 37
– Other countries 177 000 -11 1 984 000 -5
Cruises, overnight on board only 58 000 -16 1 022 000 18
– To Estonia 26 000 18 301 000 8
– To Sweden 32 000 -32 713 000 24
Trips abroad, total 290 000 -12 4 070 000 8
Leisure trips, total 1 638 000 -17 27 937 000 17

In September Finnish residents made 290,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 232,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, fourteen per cent in Estonia and ten per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 1.3 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 18 per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.04 million, included free accommodation at one’s own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

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

Inquiries: Ritva Tikkanen (09) 1734 3300, Taru Tamminen (09) 1734 2243, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 3.11.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. September 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 3.9.2014].
Access method: http://tilastokeskus.fi/til/smat/2010/09/smat_2010_09_2010-11-03_tie_001_en.html.

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