6. Number of business trips decreased from 2012

In 2013, business and professional trips abroad involving overnighting in the destination country numbered 1.5 million. The number of business trips abroad fell by 19 per cent from 2012. The highest numbers of business trips abroad with overnight stay were made to Sweden, Germany, Estonia and Great Britain. The number of business trips was 253,000 to Sweden, 188,000 to Germany, 137,000 to Estonia, and 129,000 to Great Britain. Of these four countries, only the number of business trips to Great Britain increased from the year before.

Work-related same-day trips abroad made during 2013 numbered 137,000, or 39 per cent fewer than in 2012. A total of 98,000 work-related cruises were made abroad, which is 15 per cent fewer than in the year before.

A total of four million business trips with overnight stay were made in Finland in 2013. This was five per cent fewer than in 2012.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 10.4.2014

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. 2013, 6. Number of business trips decreased from 2012 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 26.6.2019].
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