8. Leisure package tours maintain their popularity

Even though independent travel has become considerably easier in the era of the Internet, package tours have not become history. Of leisure trips abroad which included at least one overnight stay in the destination country, 33 per cent were package tours.

The most popular destination for package tours in 2013 was Greece; 92 per cent of leisure trips made to Greece were package tours. Of trips to the Canary Islands, 81 per cent were package tours and of trips made to Turkey, 69 per cent were package tours. Of the 1.4 million trips to Estonia, which included at least one overnight stay in the destination country, 47 per cent were package tours.

The popularity of package tours is comparable with the age of the traveller. Of trips made by those aged 25 to 44 including overnight stays in the country of destination, slightly over 20 per cent were package tours, while for those aged 65 to 84 almost 50 per cent were package tours.

Package tours are not as popular in domestic travel as they are when travelling abroad. Of the 6.6 million domestic trips including paid accommodation, only three per cent were package tours. When package tours are made domestically, they are usually destined to Lapland.

A package tour includes at least the trips and accommodation. The package may also include meals, admission tickets, excursions, programme services, treatments, etc.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.4.2014

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