Published: 3 February 2012

Finnish residents favoured trips abroad in December 2011

In December Finnish residents set off abroad and their trips with overnight stay in the destination country numbered close on 300,000. The destination of every fourth of these trips was the Canary Islands. Finnish residents made nearly 120,000 cruises in December. Leisure trips in Finland with paid ac-commodation remained on level with the previous year. The regions favoured in December were Uusimaa and North Ostrobothnia.

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

  Trips in December Annual change, %
12/2011 - 12/2010
Trips in January - December Cumulative annual change, %
1-12/2011 -
1-12/2010
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 285 000 0 5 819 000 -2
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1 471 000 9 25 379 000 2
Trips in Finland, total 1 756 000 8 31 198 000 2
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 290 000 24 4 290 000 8
- Estonia 52 000 -12 1 021 000 14
- Sweden 17 000 .. 376 000 -18
- Other countries 221 000 .. 2 892 000 11
Cruises, overnight on board only 119 000 3 1 595 000 9
- To Estonia 64 000 .. 496 000 12
- To Sweden 55 000 .. 1 074 000 7
Trips abroad, total 409 000 17 5 885 000 8
Leisure trips, total 2 165 000 9 37 083 000 3

In December Finnish residents made 409,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. In all, 290,000 of them included one or more overnights in the country of destination, eighteen per cent in Estonia and six per cent in Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia.

Finnish residents made 1.8 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 8 per cent up on the corresponding period in the year before. Most of the trips, or 1.5 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 1,395 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in January.

In place of monthly releases, data from the Finnish Travel Survey will in future be released three times a year. The first release will concern data for the January to April period.
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The final annual data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published on the homepage of the statistics in May following the statistical reference year.

Finns' leisure trips, cumulative accumulation monthly 2008-2011, preliminary data

Finns' leisure trips, cumulative accumulation monthly 2008-2011, preliminary data

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 3.2.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. December 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.6.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/smat/2011/12/smat_2011_12_2012-02-03_tie_001_en.html