Population of the accommodation statistics will be extended due to the EU Regulation on tourism statistics

Statistics on tourism concerning 2012 will be compiled in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 692/2011. Due to the Regulation, the population of the accommodation statistics will be extended to smaller accommodation establishments than before. The regulation has no effect on the data collected for the accommodation statistics.

The population will be extended by accommodation establishments with less than 10 rooms or cottages but at least 20 beds. Until the end of 2011, the data were collected monthly from establishments with at least 10 rooms, cottages or caravan pitches with electricity connection. From the beginning of 2012, the data are collected monthly from establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

The revision will take effect starting from the release for accommodation statistics concerning April 2012 due for publishing on 21 June. The extension of the population has a minor effect on the number of overnight stays. Because of the revision, the data are not fully comparable with those for earlier years.


Last updated 15.6.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Accommodation statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-6325. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 24.8.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/matk/matk_2012-06-15_uut_001_en.html