Published: 3 February 2011

Finnish residents favoured domestic paid accommodation in December 2010

In December 2010, domestic travel by Finnish residents was lively, as 285,000 leisure trips with paid accommodation were made in Finland, which is 31 per cent more than in the corresponding period of one year before. Finnish residents made 350,000 leisure trips abroad, of which nearly 200,000 were headed to Sweden or Estonia. Finnish residents made four per cent fewer trips abroad compared with the corresponding period of the previous year.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in December 2010 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in December Annual change, %
12/2010 - 12/2009
Trips in January - December Cumulative annual change, %
1-12/2010 -
1-12/2009
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 285 000 31 5 925 000 26
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 347 000 -9 24 763 000 21
Trips in Finland, total 1 632 000 -4 30 688 000 22
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 234 000 -7 3 973 000 6
- Estonia 59 000 9 899 000 24
- Sweden 25 000 25 460 000 30
- Other countries 149 000 -16 2 613 000 -2
Cruises, overnight on board only 116 000 5 1 459 000 20
- To Estonia 39 000 34 442 000 11
- To Sweden 76 000 -7 1 005 000 24
Trips abroad, total 350 000 -4 5 432 000 9
Leisure trips, total 1 982 000 -4 36 120 000 20

In December Finnish residents made 350,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 234,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-five 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 1.6 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 4 per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.3 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 1,432 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in Januari.

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 2008–2010, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips abroad, cumulative accumulation monthly 2008–2010, preliminary data

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Taru Tamminen (09) 1734 2243, Ritva Tikkanen (09) 1734 3300, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

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Updated 3.2.2011

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. December 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.9.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2010/12/smat_2010_12_2011-02-03_tie_001_en.html