Published: 1 April 2011

Finnish residents enthusiastic about cruises in February 2011

In February cruises to Estonia and Sweden were very popular among Finnish residents. The number of cruises grew by 36 per cent from last year's February, while the number of leisure trips with overnight stay to Estonia and Sweden fell by 25 per cent. The number of domestic leisure trips with overnight stay increased by five per cent. One fifth of these trips were made to the region of Uusimaa.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in February 2011 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in February Annual change, %
2/2011–
2/2010
Trips in January–
February
Cumulative annual change, %
1-2/2011–
1-2/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 419 000 5 712 000 7
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 839 000 -6 3 671 000 14
Trips in Finland, total 2 258 000 -4 4 383 000 12
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 230 000 -9 464 000 -7
- Estonia 47 000 -25 90 000 -6
- Sweden 19 000 -24 36 000 0
- Other countries 163 000 -2 337 000 -8
Cruises, overnight on board only 212 000 36 334 000 38
- To Estonia 60 000 58 83 000 22
- To Sweden 152 000 30 252 000 47
Trips abroad, total 442 000 8 798 000 8
Leisure trips, total 2 700 000 -2 5 181 000 12

In February Finnish residents made 442,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 230,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty per cent in Estonia and eight per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.3 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 4 per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.8 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 1,469 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in March.

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

Finns' leisure trips, in February 2008–2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, in February 2008–2011, preliminary data

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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

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Updated 1.4.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. February 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2011/02/smat_2011_02_2011-04-01_tie_001_en.html