4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years

In 2007, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 4.9 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2017, the corresponding number of trips when they were ten years older, 25 to 84, was 5.9 million. The number of trips has increased by 21 per cent in ten years.

A decade ago, Finns aged 15 to 74 made 3.2 million trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country. In 2017, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.7 million. The number of trips abroad has increased by 77 per cent in ten years.

By contrast, domestic trips with free accommodation and overnight cruises to Sweden or 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 2007, were aged 25 to 44 in 2017. In these age groups, the numbers of trips with paid accommodation both in Finland and abroad have increased exponentially.

Those, who were aged 55 to 64 a decade ago, reached retirement age by 2017. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay in the country of destination by good one fifth. For this age group, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased by 16 per cent over the 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 2007 and 2017, 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 2007 Trips in 2007
15 to 24 590,000 4,710,000 410,000 240,000
25 to 34 730,000 4,610,000 520,000 220,000
35 to 44 1,100,000 3,520,000 570,000 210,000
45 to 54 1,230,000 3,690,000 710,000 220,000
55 to 64 890,000 3,870,000 710,000 250,000
65 to 74 320,000 1,710,000 310,000 150,000
15 to 74 trips total 4,870,000 22,100,000 3,230,000 1,280,000
 
Age group 2017 Trips in 2017
25 to 34 1,060,000 4,080,000 1,100,000 130,000
35 to 44 1,280,000 2,730,000 1,160,000 240,000
45 to 54 1,330,000 2,720,000 1,220,000 130,000
55 to 64 1,220,000 2,830,000 1,180,000 170,000
65 to 74 750,000 2,270,000 860,000 190,000
75 to 84 250,000 790,000 190,000 ..
25 to 84 trips total 5,880,000 15,420,000 5,720,000 920,000
 
Age group 2017 Change (2007/2017), %
25 to 34 80 -13 167 -47
35 to 44 75 -41 123 12
45 to 54 21 -23 115 -38
55 to 64 -1 -23 67 -20
65 to 74 -16 -41 21 -26
75 to 84 -23 -54 -37 ..
25 to 84 total 21 -30 77 -28

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Taru Tamminen 029 551 2243, Ossi Nurmi 029 551 2984, liikenne.matkailu@stat.fi

Director in charge: Sami Saarikivi


Updated 29.3.2018

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