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4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years

In 2009, Finns aged between 15 and 74 made 5.2 million domestic leisure trips with paid accommodation and one decade later in 2019, the corresponding number of trips when they were ten years older, 25 to 84, was 6.5 million. The number of trips has increased by 24 per cent in ten years.

A decade ago, Finns aged 15 to 74 made 3.6 million trips abroad with overnight stay in the destination country. In 2019, the corresponding number of trips for persons aged 25 to 84 was 5.3 million. The number of trips abroad has increased by 47 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 2009, were aged 25 to 44 in 2019. 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 2019. This age group increased their trips abroad with overnight stay in the country of destination by 11 per cent. By contrast, domestic trips with paid accommodation decreased for this age group by six 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 2009 and 2019, 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 2009 Trips in 2009
15 to 24 620,000 4,640,000 510,000 230,000
25 to 34 860,000 4,530,000 600,000 180,000
35 to 44 1,170,000 3,450,000 650,000 260,000
45 to 54 1,200,000 3,730,000 730,000 220,000
55 to 64 1,000,000 3,970,000 740,000 240,000
65 to 74 370,000 1,970,000 380,000 130,000
15 to 74 trips total 5,230,000 22,300,000 3,600,000 1,260,000
 
Age group 2019 Trips in 2019
25 to 34 1,090,000 3,9800,000 1,060,000 200,000
35 to 44 1,650,000 3,180,000 1,050,000 220,000
45 to 54 1,210 000, 2,430,000 1,190,000 180,000
55 to 64 1,310,000 2,600,000 980,000 170,000
65 to 74 940,000 2,500,000 820,000 150,000
75 to 84 200,000 670,000 180,000 ..
25 to 84 trips total 6,500,000 15,340,000 5,270,000 960,000
 
Age group 2019 Change (2009/2019), %
25 to 34 91 -14 109 -16
35 to 44 92 -30 76 24
45 to 54 3 -30 83 -29
55 to 64 9 -30 34 -23
65 to 74 -6 -37 11 -39
75 to 84 -46 -66 -52 ..
25 to 84 total 24 -31 47 -24

Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 11.6.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. 2019, 4. Numbers of trips have changed much in ten years . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.5.2022].
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