Published: 3 November 2011

In September 2011 Finnish residents travelled to Estonia, Sweden or the Mediterranean

A great number of Finnish residents made a trip abroad to Estonia, Sweden or Mediterranean countries in September. Finnish residents made 176,000 leisure trips or cruises with overnight stays to Estonia and Sweden, which is 56 per cent more than in the corresponding period of one year ago. Finnish residents were also keen to travel to the Mediterranean to where the number of trips went up by 78 per cent from last year. Domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation went down by 11 per cent in September when compared with the respective month of the previous year.

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

  Trips in September Annual change, %
9/2011 -
9/2010
Trips in January - September Cumulative annual change, %
1-9/2011 -
1-9/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 274 000 -11 4 629 000 -2
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 229 000 18 19 792 000 3
Trips in Finland, total 1 503 000 11 24 421 000 2
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 304 000 31 3 282 000 8
- Estonia 79 000 147 799 000 16
- Sweden 14 000 -39 303 000 -19
- Other countries 211 000 19 2 180 000 10
Cruises, overnight on board only 76 000 31 1 127 000 10
- To Estonia 20 000 -23 329 000 9
- To Sweden 53 000 66 781 000 10
Trips abroad, total 380 000 31 4 409 000 8
Leisure trips, total 1 883 000 15 28 830 000 3

In September Finnish residents made 380,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 304,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-six per cent in Estonia and five per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 1.5 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 11 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.2 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 1,382 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in October.

The final annual data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published on the homepage of the statistics in May 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, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 3.11.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. September 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.9.2019].
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