Published: 5 January 2011

In November 2010 Finnish tourists made domestic trips or went on a cruise

In November, Finnish residents made nearly half a million leisure trips with paid accommodation in Finland, which is 30 per cent more than in the corresponding period one year earlier. Nearly half a million trips were also made abroad in November. Of them, 163,000 were cruises to the neighbouring countries. The number of cruises increased by 29 per cent from November 2009.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in November 2010 and annual change, preliminary data by Travel group and Change

  Trips in November Annual change, % 11/2010–11/2009 Trips in January–November Cumulative annual change, %
1-11/2010–
1-11/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 456 000 30 5 640 000 26
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 875 000 45 23 416 000 23
Trips in Finland, total 2 331 000 42 29 056 000 23
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 305 000 11 3 739 000 7
- Estonia 64 000 7 840 000 25
- Sweden 35 000 -3 435 000 30
- Other countries 206 000 14 2 464 000 -1
Cruises, overnight on board only 163 000 29 1 343 000 21
- To Estonia 64 000 36 403 000 9
- To Sweden 96 000 20 929 000 28
Trips abroad, total 468 000 16 5 082 000 11
Leisure trips, total 2 799 000 37 34 138 000 21

In November Finnish residents made 468,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 305,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-one per cent in Estonia and eleven per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.3 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 42 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.9 million, included free accommodation at one’s own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland’s Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,377 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in December.

The final annual data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published on the homepage of the statistics in July following the statistical reference year. In addition, quarterly preliminary data are published in connection with the monthly publication Tourism Statistics (accommodation statistics) in six weeks from the end of the relevant quarter.

Finns' leisure trips abroad, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009–2010, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips abroad, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009–2010, preliminary data

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 5.1.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. November 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.9.2019].
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