5. Ninety-one per cent of Finns made at least one trip in 2016

In all, 4.1 million, or 91 per cent of Finnish residents aged 15 to 84, made at least one leisure trip that included an overnight stay in 2016. Included are all domestic and outbound leisure trips, as well as trips to free-time residences and visits to friends and relatives.

As many as 95 per cent of those living in the Helsinki region made some leisure trip with an overnight stay. The level of education also had an impact on how actively people travel, because 98 per cent of those with higher education made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. Examined by age group, the most eager travellers where persons aged under 45, as 97 per cent of them made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. Nine per cent of the population did not make any leisure trips with overnight stays outside their usual environment during 2016.

In 2016, around 2.2 million Finnish residents aged 15 to 84 made at least one leisure trip in Finland with paid accommodation. This is 51 per cent of all those belonging to the age group. More or less the same number, or 52 per cent of all those belonging to the age group made at least one leisure trip abroad, which involved staying overnight in the destination country.

A little fewer than every fourth Finnish resident aged 15 to 84, or one million persons, made a business trip in Finland, which involved staying overnight or a business trip abroad during which a night was spent in the destination country.

Respondents were also asked the reason for not having travelled. Of Finnish residents who had not travelled, one third said they did not like to travel, good one quarter said that medical reasons prevented them from travelling, and 14 per cent did not travel for economic reasons. Among the survey respondents, the economic situation as the reason for giving up leisure trips has remained almost unchanged in the past four years.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Mari Yl-Jarkko


Updated 29.3.2017

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
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