4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years

In 2006, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 4.9 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2016, the corresponding number of trips when they were ten years older, 25 to 84, was 5.6 million. The number of trips has increased by 16 per cent in ten years.

A decade ago, Finns aged 15 to 74 made 3.1 million trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country. In 2016, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was nearly 5.4 million. The number of trips abroad has increased by 70 per cent in ten years.

By contrast, domestic trips with free accommodation and overnight cruises to Sweden or Estonia have lost some of their popularity during the decade.

The differences compared to the situation ten years ago become emphasised when viewing the number of trips by age group. Those who were aged 15 to 34 in 2006, were aged 25 to 44 in 2016. In these age groups, the numbers of trips with overnight stay both in Finland and abroad have increased exponentially.

Those, who were aged 55 to 64 a decade ago, reached retirement age by 2016. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay in the country of destination by good one fifth. For this age group, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased by six per cent over a decade. Persons belonging to the oldest age group have decreased all types of leisure travel over the past ten years.

Table 1. Leisure trips with overnight stay by group of trips and age in 2006 and 2016, and the change in these

Age Trips in Finland Trips abroad
Paid
accommodation
Free
accommodation
Overnight stay
in destination country
Cruises with overnight
stay on board only
Age group 2006 Trips in 2006
15 to 24 630,000 4,400,000 390,000 230,000
25 to 34 770,000 4,120,000 550,000 210,000
35 to 44 1,250,000 3,530,000 580,000 270,000
45 to 54 1,080,000 3,350,000 650,000 300,000
55 to 64 780,000 3,160,000 650,000 270,000
65 to 74 350,000 1,610,000 340,000 200,000
15 to 74 trips total 4,870,000 20,170,000 3,150,000 1,470,000
 
Age group 2016 Trips in 2016
25 to 34 950,000 4,190,000 1,050,000 150,000
35 to 44 1,290,000 2,890,000 1,060,000 190,000
45 to 54 1,290,000 2,640,000 1,120,000 160,000
55 to 64 1,140,000 2,740,000 1,130,000 200,000
65 to 74 730,000 2,490,000 790,000 190,000
75 to 84 220,000 710,000 200,000 ..
25 to 84 trips total 5,630,000 15,660,000 5,360,000 970,000
 
Age group 2016 Change (2006/2016), %
25 to 34 51 -5 168 -35
35 to 44 67 -30 94 -6
45 to 54 3 -25 96 -40
55 to 64 5 -18 74 -33
65 to 74 -6 -21 22 -31
75 to 84 -36 -56 -39 ..
25 to 84 total 16 -22 70 -34

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Taru Tamminen 029 551 2243, Teemu Okkonen 029 551 2634, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko


Updated 29.3.2017

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