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Latest publication: Accommodation statistics 2021, March

Published: 25 February 2021

Nights spent by resident tourists in Finland decreased by 34 per cent in January 2021

Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 34.3 per cent from last year and 0.63 million nights were recorded for them in January 2021. Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased outside Greater Helsinki by 25,7 per cent but in Greater Helsinki they declined by 60,4 per cent. Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 92.7 per cent and 50 000 overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists. Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 0.68 million overnight stays, which was 59.2 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 January 2021/2020, %

Change in overnight stays in January 2021/2020, %

Overnight stays by Russians decreased most in January 2021

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Norwegians , down by 6,200 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians , down by 163,500 nights. Their overnight stays were 98.9 per cent down on January 2020.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Estonians with 9,600 overnight stays. The second largest group was Germans with 6,100 overnight stays. The third largest group was Swedes with 4,300 overnight stays, and fourth were U.S. tourists with 2,700 overnight stays.

In Uusimaa, overnight stays by tourists decreased by 72,3 per cent in January 2021

Overnight stays declined in each region, but the smallest drop in relative terms was in Kainuu, where overnight stays declined by 33.1 per cent. By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays declined most in relative terms in Uusimaa, by 72.3 per cent and second most in Lapland, by 71.4 per cent.

Accommodation establishments in Uusimaa recorded 24,000 overnight stays by non-resident tourists and accommodation establishments in Lapland 7,000. Overnight stays by non-resident tourists declined by 89.0 per cent in Uusimaa. In Lapland, overnight stays by non-resident tourists declined by 97.8 per cent from one year ago. The share of Uusimaa in all overnight stays by foreign visitors was 46 per cent and that of Lapland 13 per cent.

Change in overnight stays in January by region 2021/2020,%

Change in overnight stays in January by region 2021/2020,%

Overnight stays by resident tourists in hotels decreased by 41 per cent in January 2021

The total number of nights spent in hotels was 0.53 million, which was 62.8 per cent less than twelve months earlier. Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 92.7 per cent and hotels recorded a total of 44,000 overnight stays for them. Recorded nights spent by resident tourists in hotels numbered 0.49 million. The number was 41.0 per cent lower than in January 2020.

Among the regions, the highest occupancy rates of hotel rooms were measured in Kainuu, 36.9 per cent, and in North Ostrobothnia, 30.5 per cent. In Helsinki, the hotel room occupancy rate was 17.6 per cent, 29.4 per cent in Tampere, 24.1 per cent in Turku, 35.3 per cent in Oulu and 19.0 per cent in Rovaniemi.

In January 2021, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 91.25 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 114.77. There was a total of 47,158 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 7,258 fewer than in January 2020.

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Source: Accommodation Statistics. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.02.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Accommodation statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-6325. January 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.5.2021].
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