10. Ninety-one per cent of Finns made at least one trip in 2013

The numbers of persons who have travelled have remained stable over the past years. During 2013, four million, or 91 per cent of Finnish residents aged 15 to 84, made at least one leisure trip that included an overnight stay. Included are all domestic and outbound leisure trips, as well as trips to free-time residences and visits to friends and relatives.

As many as 95 per cent of those living in the Helsinki region made some leisure trip with an overnight stay. The level of education also had an impact on how actively people travel, because 96 per cent of those with higher education made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. The most eager travellers where persons aged between 25 and 34, as 98 per cent of them made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. Nine per cent of the population did not make any leisure trips with overnight stays outside their usual environment during 2013.

In 2013, around 2.2 million Finnish residents aged 15 to 84 made at least one leisure trip in Finland with paid accommodation. This is 49 per cent of all those belonging to the age group. Slightly more, or 51 per cent of all those belonging to the age group made at least one leisure trip abroad which involved staying overnight in the destination country.

More than every fifth Finnish resident aged 15 to 84, or nearly one million persons, made a business trip in Finland which involved staying overnight or a business trip abroad during which night was spent in the destination country.

Respondents were also asked why they had not travelled. Of Finnish residents who had not travelled, 35 per cent said they did not like to travel, 21 per cent said that health issues prevented them from travelling and 16 per cent did not travel for economic reasons.


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].
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