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Published: 8 January 2010

Leisure trips in November 2009

In November Finnish residents made 402,000 overnight leisure trips abroad. Of these trips 276,000 included one or more overnights in the country of destination. Twenty-two per cent of these trips were headed to Estonia and 13 per cent to Sweden. Most of the cruises including overnights on board only were to Sweden and Estonia. These preliminary data are based on Statistics Finland's Finnish Travel Survey for which 1,467 persons aged 15 to 74 permanently resident in Finland were interviewed in December.

Finnish residents made 1.6 million leisure trips in Finland. This is 9 per cent down on the corresponding period in the year before. Most, or 1.3 million, of the trips included free accommodation at one's own free-time residence, with relatives or friends or in some other type of free accommodation.

The final and more accurate data on the Finnish Travel Survey are published in the annual publication on Finnish travel. In addition, quarterly preliminary data are published in connection with the monthly publication Tourism Statistics (accommodation statistics) in six weeks from the end of the relevant quarter.

Finnish residents' overnight leisure trips in November 2009 and annual change, preliminary data

  Trips in November       Annual change, %
11/2009 - 11/2008
Cumulative annual change, %
1-11/2009 - 1-11/2008
Domestic trips with paid accommodation 350,000 6 0
Trips to own free-time residence and visits to friends and relatives 1,294,000 -12 -1
Trips in Finland, total 1,644,000 -9 -1
Trips abroad, overnight in country of destination 276,000 38 11
  - Estonia 60,000 -5 0
  - Sweden 36,000 44 5
  - Other countries 181,000 62 14
Cruises, overnight on board only 126,000 24 -3
  - To Estonia 47,000 7 -8
  - To Sweden 80,000 38 1
Trips abroad, total 402,000 33 7
Leisure trips, total 2,046,000 -3 0

Source: Finnish Travel. Statistics Finland

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Last updated 8.1.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. November 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 4.10.2023].
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