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Latest publication: Accommodation statistics 2021, February

Published: 27 August 2020

Nights spent by resident tourists in Finland decreased only by 2 per cent in July 2020

Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 2.2 per cent from last year and 2.42 million nights were recorded for them in July 2020. However, overnight stays by resident tourists decreased in Greater Helsinki by 41.2 per cent but increased outside Greater Helsinki by 4.3 per cent from the year before. Due to the situation caused by the coronavirus, overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 82.3 per cent and 0.14 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists. Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 2.56 million overnight stays, which was 21.7 per cent lower than one year before. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finland’s statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

Change in overnight stays in July 2020/2019, %

Change in overnight stays in July 2020/2019, %

Overnight stays by Norwegians decreased only by 7 per cent in July 2020

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Norwegians, down by 2,700 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Swedes, down by 114,500 nights. Their overnight stays were 94.2 per cent down on July 2019.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Norwegians with 34,400 overnight stays. The second largest group was Germans with 18,700 overnight stays. The third largest group was Estonians with 17,000 overnight stays, and fourth were Swedes with 7,000 overnight stays.

In Uusimaa, overnight stays decreased by 59 per cent in July 2020

Examined by region, overnight stays increased most in relative terms in North Ostrobothnia, by 9.7 per cent, and second most in Kainuu, by 6.0 per cent. By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays declined most in relative terms in Uusimaa, by 58.5 per cent and second most in Åland, by 56.2 per cent.

Change in overnight stays in July by region 2020/2019,%

Change in overnight stays in July by region 2020/2019,%

Overnight stays in hotels decreased by 27 per cent in July 2020

The total number of nights spent in hotels was 1.62 million, which was 27.0 per cent less than twelve months earlier. Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 85.7 per cent and hotels recorded a total of 82,000 overnight stays for them. Recorded nights spent by resident tourists in hotels numbered 1.54 million. The number was 6.6 per cent lower than in July 2019.

Among the regions, the highest occupancy rates of hotel rooms were measured in South Karelia, 78.6 per cent, and in North Karelia, 78.1 per cent. In Helsinki, the hotel room occupancy rate was 39.9 per cent, 70.8 per cent in Tampere, 79.8 per cent in Turku, 73.2 per cent in Oulu and 38.2 per cent in Rovaniemi.

In July 2020, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 96.71 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 102.61. There was a total of 46,585 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 9,299 fewer than in July 2019.

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Total number of nights spent decreased by 37 per cent in January to July 2020

In January to July 2020, a total of 8.68 million nights were spent in Finnish accommodation establishments. This was 37.3 per cent less than in the corresponding period one year earlier. In all, 6.86 million overnight stays were recorded for resident tourists and 1.82 million for non-resident tourists. The number of nights spent by resident tourists declined by 29.8 per cent and nights spent by non-resident tourists declined by 55.3 from the previous year.

Overnight stays declined from all of the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Spanish tourists . Overnight stays by them declined by 48 200 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Swedes, down by 272,300 nights. Their overnight stays were 78.6 per cent down on January to July 2019.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Russians with 245,000 overnight stays. The second largest group was Germans with 178,000 overnight stays. The third largest group was Britons with 150,000 overnight stays , and fourth were French with 147,000 overnight stays. The fifth largest group was Dutch tourists (119,000 nights), sixth was Estonians (84,000 nights), seventh Swedes (74,000 nights) and eight was Chinese tourists (73,000 nights).

Change in overnight stays in January-July 2020/2019, %

Change in overnight stays in January-July 2020/2019, %

Source: Accommodation Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ossi Nurmi 029 551 2984, Sofia Pitkänen 029 551 3037, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

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Updated 27.08.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Accommodation statistics [e-publication].
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