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4. Seventy-one per cent of Finns made at least one leisure trip in 2020

A total of 3.1 million, or 71 per cent of Finnish residents aged 15 to 84, made at least one leisure trip that included an overnight stay during 2020. 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 79 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 80 per cent of those with the highest level of education made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. Examined by age group, the most eager travellers were persons aged 35 to 44, as 88 per cent of them made a leisure trip with an overnight stay. Families with children also made more trips than others, because 75 per cent of households of more than two persons made a leisure trip with overnight stay. Nearly one third (29 per cent) of the population did not make any leisure trips with overnight stays outside their usual environment during 2020.

In 2020, around 1.6 million Finnish residents aged 15 to 84 made at least one leisure trip in Finland with paid accommodation. This is 36 per cent of all those belonging to the age group. At least one leisure trip abroad with overnight stay in the destination country was made by 17 per cent of all persons belonging to this age group.

Every tenth Finnish resident aged 15 to 84, or 0.5 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.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 30.3.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Finnish Travel [e-publication].
ISSN=1798-9027. 2020, 4. Seventy-one per cent of Finns made at least one leisure trip in 2020 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.5.2022].
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