Published: 1 December 2010

Domestic trips and cruises to Sweden popular among Finnish tourists in October 2010

In October, Finnish residents made nearly half a million leisure trips with paid accommodation in Finland, which is 65 per cent more than in the corresponding period of one year before. Good half a million trips were made abroad in October. Of them, 120,000 were cruises to Sweden, whose number increased by 69 per cent compared with October 2009.

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

  Trips in October Annual change, % 10/2010 - 10/2009 Trips in January - October Cumulative annual change, %
1-10/2010 -
1-10/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 476 000 65 5 184 000 25
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 2 382 000 52 21 541 000 21
Trips in Finland, total 2 858 000 54 26 725 000 22
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 386 000 21 3 434 000 7
- Estonia 85 000 21 776 000 27
- Sweden 26 000 0 400 000 34
- Other countries 274 000 23 2 258 000 -2
Cruises, overnight on board only 158 000 40 1 180 000 20
- To Estonia 38 000 -12 339 000 5
- To Sweden 120 000 69 833 000 29
Trips abroad, total 544 000 26 4 614 000 10
Leisure trips, total 3 402 000 48 31 339 000 20

In September Finnish residents made 544,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 386,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-two per cent in Estonia and seven per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.9 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 54 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 2.4 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 1,381 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in November.

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 1.12.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. October 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2010/10/smat_2010_10_2010-12-01_tie_001_en.html