4. The volume of trips has changed a lot in ten years

In 2004, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 4.5 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2014, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.9 million. In ten years, the number of trips has increased by one-third.

A decade ago, Finns aged 15 to 74 made 3.0 million trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country. In 2014, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.9 million. In ten years, the number of trips has nearly doubled.

By contrast, domestic overnight trips with free accommodation and overnight cruises to Sweden and Estonia have lost some of their popularity during the decade.

The differences compared to the situation ten years ago become emphasised when viewing the number of trips by age group. Those who were aged 15 to 34 in 2004, were aged 25 to 44 in 2014. In these age groups, the numbers of trips with overnight stay in paid accommodation both in Finland and abroad have increased.

Those, who were aged 55 to 64 a decade ago, reached retirement age by 2014. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay by one-third. For this age group, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased by almost one-quarter over a decade. Persons belonging to the oldest age group have decreased all types of leisure travel over the past ten years.

Table 1. Leisure trips with overnight stay by group of trips and age in 2004 and 2014, and the change in these

Age Trips in Finland Trips abroad
Paid
accommodation
Free
accommodation
Overnight stay
in destination country
Cruises with overnight
stay on board only
Age group 2004 Trips in 2004
15 to 24 512,000 4,340,000 383,000 269,000
25 to 34 713,000 4,539,000 471,000 239,000
35 to 44 1,177,000 3,803,000 577,000 304,000
45 to 54 1,063,000 3,610,000 647,000 309,000
55 to 64 720,000 3,198,000 630,000 300,000
65 to 74 320,000 1,641,000 314,000 272,000
15 to 74 trips total 4,505,000 21,131,000 3,022,000 1,693,000
 
Age group 2014 Trips in 2014
25 to 34 938,000 4,206,000 986,000 199,000
35 to 44 1,075,000 2,894,000 1,023,000 180,000
45 to 54 1,165,000 2,467,000 1,121,000 145,000
55 to 64 1,122,000 2,905,000 994,000 182,000
65 to 74 557,000 2,056,000 841,000 180,000
75 to 84 141,000 683,000 140,000 78,000
25 to 84 trips total 5,892,000 19,321,000 5,882,000 1,050,000
 
Age group 2014 Change (2004/2014), %
25 to 34 83 -3 157 -26
35 to 44 51 -36 117 -25
45 to 54 -1 -35 94 -52
55 to 64 6 -20 54 -41
65 to 74 -23 -36 33 -40
75 to 84 -56 -58 -55 -71
25 to 84 total 31 -9 95 -32

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mervi Härkönen 029 551 3254, Taru Tamminen 029 551 2243, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 10.4.2015

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