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4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years

In 2008, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 5.1 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2018, the corresponding number of trips when they were ten years older, 25 to 84, was 6.0 million. The number of trips has increased by 19 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 2018, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.6 million. The number of trips abroad has increased by 69 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 2008, were aged 25 to 44 in 2018. 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 2018. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay in the country of destination by one fifth. By contrast, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased for this age group by 24 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 2008 and 2018, 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 2008
15 to 24 580,000 4,680,000 420,000 240,000
25 to 34 840,000 4,470,000 550,000 230,000
35 to 44 1,110,000 3,520,000 590,000 190,000
45 to 54 1,230,000 3,650,000 720,000 220,000
55 to 64 970,000 3,780,000 700,000 250,000
65 to 74 350,000 1,950,000 360,000 140,000
15 to 74 trips total 5,080,000 22,060,000 3,230,000 1,260,000
 
Age group 2018 Trips in 2018
25 to 34 1,060,000 3,730,000 1,210,000 100,000
35 to 44 1,450,000 2,800,000 1,120,000 190,000
45 to 54 1,210 000, 2,510,000 1,160,000 150,000
55 to 64 1,280,000 3,030,000 1,100,000 130,000
65 to 74 740,000 2,360,000 840,000 180,000
75 to 84 190,000 800,000 210,000 ..
25 to 84 trips total 6,030,000 15,240,000 5,630,000 810,000
 
Age group 2018 Change (2008/2018), %
25 to 34 99 -20 192 -57
35 to 44 73 -37 103 -18
45 to 54 9 -29 98 -21
55 to 64 4 -17 52 -41
65 to 74 -24 -38 20 -26
75 to 84 -44 -59 -42 ..
25 to 84 total 19 -31 69 -36

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 28.3.2019

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