4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years

In 2005, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 4.6 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2015, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.5 million. In ten years, the number of trips has gone up by nearly one-fifth.

A decade ago, Finns aged 15 to 74 made 3.1 million trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country. In 2015, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.4 million. The number of trips has increased by 75 per cent in ten years.

By contrast, domestic overnight trips with free accommodation and overnight cruises to Sweden and 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 2005, were aged 25 to 44 in 2015. 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 2015. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay by one quarter. For this age group, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased by 15 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 2005 and 2015, 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 2005 Trips in 2005
15 to 24 538,000 4,697,000 413,000 253,000
25 to 34 761,000 4,853,000 489,000 224,000
35 to 44 1,069,000 3,897,000 589,000 298,000
45 to 54 1,109,000 3,796,000 641,000 285,000
55 to 64 804,000 3,816,000 657,000 347,000
65 to 74 356,000 1,664,000 324,000 163,000
15 to 74 trips total 4,637,000 22,723,000 3,112,000 1,570,000
 
Age group 2015 Trips in 2015
25 to 34 995,000 4,078,000 1,038,000 180,000
35 to 44 1,288,000 2,642,000 1,104,000 184,000
45 to 54 1,266,000 2,617,000 1,216,000 154,000
55 to 64 1,066,000 3,029,000 1,106,000 141,000
65 to 74 682,000 2,332,000 815,000 215,000
75 to 84 197,000 724,000 160,000 77,000
25 to 84 trips total 5,495,000 15,422,000 5,439,000 952,000
 
Age group 2015 Change (2005/2015), %
25 to 34 85 -13 151 -29
35 to 44 69 -46 126 -18
45 to 54 18 -33 107 -48
55 to 64 -4 -20 72 -50
65 to 74 -15 -39 24 -38
75 to 84 -45 -56 -51 -53
25 to 84 total 18 -32 75 -39

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 30.3.2016

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