7. Accommodation and tickets for leisure trips are mainly booked online

The Internet seems to have established its position in making reservations for accommodation and means of travel for leisure trips. Of those that booked their ticket or accommodation in advance, a majority had made the reservation online.

For leisure trips with paid accommodation in Finland, 56 per cent of the accommodation was reserved through the Internet. Nine out of ten domestic flights were reserved online and as many as eight out of ten train journeys.

Seventy-eight per cent reserved their accommodation for leisure trips abroad on the Internet. Eighty-nine per cent of persons that flew on leisure trips abroad booked their tickets online. For boat trips, the corresponding figure was 65 per cent.

Of cruises with overnight stay on board, 62 per cent were reserved on the Internet.

All travellers do not know how their trips have been booked. About five per cent of the respondents did not know whether the trip had been reserved via the Internet or not.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.4.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. 2013, 7. Accommodation and tickets for leisure trips are mainly booked online . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.4.2019].
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