Published: 1 June 2011

In April 2011 Finns travelled to Lapland or went on a cruise to Estonia

This April, Finnish residents made over half a million trips with paid accommodation in Finland, which is nearly 40 per cent more than one year previously. One fifth of these trips were headed to Lapland. Cruises to Estonia were also popular and their number doubled from last year's April. The number of trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country increased by ten per cent from the respective time period of the year before.

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

  Trips in April Annual change, % 4/2011 -
4/2010
Trips in January - April Cumulative annual change, %
1-4/2011 -
1-4/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 555 000 39 1 712 000 11
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 2 154 000 8 7 073 000 9
Trips in Finland, total 2 709 000 13 8 785 000 9
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 378 000 10 1 158 000 4
- Estonia 78 000 -7 217 000 -6
- Sweden 33 000 18 86 000 -9
- Other countries 266 000 15 853 000 9
Cruises, overnight on board only 156 000 12 580 000 8
- To Estonia 70 000 106 173 000 29
- To Sweden 84 000 -20 406 000 1
Trips abroad, total 534 000 11 1 738 000 6
Leisure trips, total 3 243 000 12 10 523 000 9

In April Finnish residents made 534,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 378,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-one per cent in Estonia and nine per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.7 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 13 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 2.2 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 1,456 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in May.

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, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, in April 2009-2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, in April 2009-2011, 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 1.6.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. April 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.11.2019].
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