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5. More than 3 million of the trips reserved before the pandemic were cancelled

In addition, in the surveys concerning trips in April to October it was asked about trips in April to December that were reserved prior to the restrictions set in mid-March due to the pandemic. One in five respondents had such reservations for trips abroad and according to their estimate at the time of the survey, almost all trips would either be cancelled or postponed to a later time due to the coronavirus situation. Correspondingly, around one in seven respondent had reservations for domestic trips with paid accommodation, and around one in three of these trips were estimated to be realised as planned.

During April to December, altogether 2.1 million such trips abroad and one million domestic trips with paid accommodation, for which Finns had made reservations before the restrictions imposed in mid-March due to the pandemic, were cancelled or postponed. Close on one half of the cancelled or postponed trips were to take place in April to May, 34 per cent in June to August and 18 per cent in September to December.


Source: Finnish Travel, Statistics Finland

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Updated 30.3.2021

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