Published: 3 August 2011

In June 2011 Finns went on a cruise to Estonia or travelled to the Mediterranean

In June, Finnish residents went on cruises as eagerly as one year earlier but Sweden lost some of its popularity to Estonia to where the number of cruises doubled. The destination of many resident tourists was also the Mediterranean to where the number of trips went up by 75 per cent from last year. Domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation increased by nine per cent in June when compared with the respective month of the previous year.

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

  Trips in June Annual change, %
6/2011 -
6/2010
Trips in January - June Cumulative annual change, %
1-6/2011 -
1-6/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 483 000 9 2 639 000 7
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 2 175 000 2 11 670 000 7
Trips in Finland, total 2 658 000 4 14 309 000 7
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 400 000 12 1 948 000 6
- Estonia 77 000 -10 396 000 0
- Sweden 38 000 -36 156 000 -23
- Other countries 286 000 35 1 395 000 12
Cruises, overnight on board only 112 000 0 823 000 9
- To Estonia 41 000 116 258 000 31
- To Sweden 71 000 -21 564 000 2
Trips abroad, total 512 000 9 2 771 000 6
Leisure trips, total 3 170 000 4 17 080 000 7

In Juni Finnish residents made 512,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 400,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, nineteen 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 2.7 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 4 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 1,377 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in July.

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

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

Publication in pdf-format (277.7 kB)

Tables

Tables in databases

Appendix tables


Updated 3.8.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. June 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.11.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2011/06/smat_2011_06_2011-08-03_tie_001_en.html