Published: 1 July 2011

In May 2011 Finns travelled to Estonia or went on a cruise to Sweden

This May, Finnish residents made over 100,000 trips to Estonia with paid overnight accommodation, which is nearly 30 per cent more than one year previously. Finnish residents preferred to travel to Sweden on short cruises only, whose number increased by 36 per cent from the year before. In May Finnish residents made 444,000 leisure trips with paid accommodation in Finland. This is seven per cent less than in the previous year's May, when domestic travelling was record busy.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in May 2011 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in May Annual change, %
5/2011 -
5/2010
Trips in January - May Cumulative annual change, %
1-5/2011 -
1-5/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 444 000 -7 2 156 000 7
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 2 422 000 4 9 495 000 8
Trips in Finland, total 2 866 000 2 11 651 000 7
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 390 000 3 1 548 000 4
- Estonia 102 000 28 319 000 3
- Sweden 32 000 -35 118 000 -17
- Other countries 256 000 2 1 109 000 7
Cruises, overnight on board only 131 000 21 711 000 10
- To Estonia 44 000 0 217 000 22
- To Sweden 87 000 36 493 000 6
Trips abroad, total 521 000 7 2 259 000 6
Leisure trips, total 3 387 000 3 13 910 000 7

In May Finnish residents made 521,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 390,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, twenty-six per cent in Estonia and eight per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 2.9 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 2 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 2.4 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 1,371 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in June.

The final annual data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published on the homepage of the statistics in June following the statistical reference year.

Finns' leisure trips, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, cumulative accumulation monthly 2009-2011, 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 1.7.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. May 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.9.2019].
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