Published: 1 February 2008

Leisure trips in December 2007

In December Finnish residents made 332,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. Of these trips 224,000 included one or more overnights in the country of destination. A good one-fifth of these trips were headed to Estonia. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia. These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland's Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,525 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in January.

Finnish residents made 1.8 million leisure trips in Finland. This is five per cent up from the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.6 million, included free accommodation at one's own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

The final and more accurate data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published in the annual publication on Finnish travel. In addition, quarterly preliminary data are published in connection with the monthly publication Tourism Statistics (accommodation statistics) two months after the end of the relevant quarter.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in December 2007 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in December Annual change, %
12/2007 - 12/2006
Cumulative annual change, %
1-12/2007 - 1-12/2006
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 192,000 -3 -2
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1,561,000 6 7
Trips in Finland, total 1,753,000 5 6
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 224,000 3 2
  - Estonia 47,000 42 -7
  - Other countries 177,000 -4 5
Cruises, overnight on board only 108,000 -24 -8
  - To Estonia 39,000 -30 -17
  - To Sweden 70,000 -18 -3
Trips abroad, total 332,000 -8 -1
Leisure trips, total 2,085,000 3 5

Source: Finnish Travel Survey. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 1.2.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. December 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.4.2021].
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