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Destination:Finland2009

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Attention: This is historic data of the destination Finland with the base year 2009.

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Use of Accommodations

Icon Pen.pngSources and Definitions

The main source for Tourism Accommodation and Capacity Statistics in Finland is the Eurostat database[1]. Here the most harmonised and complete European Tourism Statistics can be found. Hence we use definitions according to Eurostat directives:

Hotels and similar Other collective accommodation
10 rooms or more

Holiday dwellings = 10 cottages or more
Camping sites = 10 cottages or more
Other collective accomodation n.e.s. = 10 rooms or more

As additional sources TourMIS[2] and Statistics Finland[3] are used complementary with clearly marked references.


Icon Arrival.pngArrivals

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Arrivals in all collective accommodation establishments 8.9 million 9.1 million 9.6 million 10.1 million 10.2 million 9.8 million
Arrivals development compared to previous year+5.3%+1.7%+6.0%+4.8%+1.4%-4.6%
  • Arrivals by kind of accommodation 2009:
8.4 million hotels and similar (86%)
1.0 million tourist campsites (10%)
0.4 million other collective accommodation (4%)
  • Domestic/international arrivals 2009:
7.5 million domestic arrivals (77%)
2.2 million international arrivals (23%):
21% Russia
13% Sweden
11% Germany
7% UK

Icon Night.pngOvernights

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Overnight stays in all collective accommodation establishments 16.7 million 17.3 million 18.2 million 19.0 million 19.5 million 18.6 million
Overnight stays development compared to previous year+3.8%+3.4%+5.3%+4.8%+2.3%-4.6%

Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the development of overnight stays in Finland from the TourMIS database. And here you can find the corresponding graph.

  • Overnight stays by kind of accommodation 2009:
15.1 million hotels and similar (81%)
2.1 million touristic campsites (11%)
1.3 million other collective accommodation (7%)
  • Domestic/international overnight stays 2009:
13.7 million domestic overnight stays (74%)
4.9 million international overnight stays (26%):
20% Russia
11% Germany
10% Sweden
9% UK
4% France
Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the source markets of overnight stays in Finland from the TourMIS database
  • Seasonality overnight stays 2009
3.8 million Winter [Jan., Feb., Dec.] (21%)
4.0 million Spring [Mar.-May] (22%)
6.9 million Summer [Jun.-Aug.] (37%)
3.8 million Autumn [Sep.-Nov.] (21%)
Tourmis-logo.png For your convenience here you find a detailed tabulation on the seasonality of overnight stays in Finland from the TourMIS database. Here you find the corresponding graph.
  • Regional distribution of overnight stays 2009
NUTS-Finland.png
NUTS-Code Overnight stays 2009 Market share
Itä-SuomiFI132.9 million15%
Etelä-SuomiFI187.5 million40%
Länsi-SuomiFI194.0 million21%
Pohjois-SuomiFI1A 3.9 million21%
ÅlandFI200.4 million2%


Eurostat collects and publishes statistical data on different geographical levels according to the "Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, NUTS". Here the regional distribution of overnight stays in collective tourism establishments on the NUTS 2 level are shown. Geographically more detailed data is published by Eurostat and by Statistics Finland.

Icon Length.pngLength of stay

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Average length of stay in all collective accommodation establishments 1.87 nights 1.90 nights 1.89 nights 1.89 nights 1.90 nights 1.90 nights
  • Average length of stay by kind of accommodation 2009:
1.80 nights hotels and similar
2.13 nights tourist campsites
3.41 nights other collective accommodation
  • Average length of stay by domestic/international travellers 2009:
1.81 nights domestic travellers
2.20 nights international travellers

Accommodation Capacities

Icon Establishments.pngNumber of collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of all collective accommodation establishments 1,413 est. 1,397 est. 1,381 est. 1,358 est. 1,349 est. 1,321 est.
Capacity development (establishments) compared to previous year-3.5%-1.1%-1.1%-1.7%-0.7%-2.1%
  • Number of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2009:
387 hotels and similar establishments (35%)
127 tourist campsites (12%)
577 other collective accommodation (53%)

Icon Bed.pngBedplaces in collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Number of bedplaces in all collective accommodation establishments 217,000 beds 210,000 beds 214,000 beds 221,000 beds 216,000 beds 219,000 beds
Capacitiy development (beds) compared to previous year-1.0%-3.1%+1.7%+3.6%-2.7%+1.5%
  • Number of bedplaces in collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2009:
120,000 bedplaces in hotels and similar (55%)
81,000 bedplaces in tourist campsites (37%)
18,000 bedplaces in other collective accommodation (8%)
  • Regional distribution of tourism capacities (beds) 2009
NUTS-Finland.png
NUTS-Code Tourism capacities 2009 Market share
Itä-SuomiFI1322,000 bedplaces16%
Etelä-SuomiFI1849,000 bedplaces35%
Länsi-SuomiFI1929,000 bedplaces20%
Pohjois-SuomiFI1A 34,000 bedplaces24%
ÅlandFI207,000 bedplaces5%


Eurostat collects and publishes statistical data on different geographical levels according to the "Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, NUTS". Here the tourism capacities in bedplaces in collective tourism establishments on the NUTS 2 level are shown. Geographically more detailed data is published by Eurostat and by Statistics Finland.

Icon Size.png Average size of collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Average number of bedplaces per collective accommodation establishments 154 beds 150 beds 155 beds 163 beds 160 beds 166 beds
Capacity development (beds) compared to previous year+2.6%-2.0%+2.9%+5.3%-2.0%+3.7%
  • Average size of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2009:
hotels and similar: 139 bedplaces
tourist campsites: 321 bedplaces
other collective accommodation: 41 bedplaces

Utilisation of bedplaces (hotels and similar)

2009 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Net use of bedplaces34.9% 38.1% 37.3% 34.3% 32.1% 41.4%51.0%41.5%36.2%34.6%31.1%32.2%
Gross use of bedplaces33.1% 37.0% 36.1% 32.6% 30.1% 39.2%49.0%39.6%35.1%33.4%30.0%29.2%

Please note: Neither Eurostat nor other sources provide more detailed data on the utilisation of bedplaces. There are some more details on the utilisation of bedrooms available at Statistics Finland.

Interest in Finland as a Holiday destination

Based on the Flash Eurobarometer 291[4] of March 2010 we can identify the interest for their main holiday destination 2010 of the 422 million citizens aged 15+ years in the 27 EU member states (EU27).

Flag of Finland.pngTotal interest for Finland as main holiday destination 2010

0.7% (2.8 million) of all EU27 citizens are interested in Finland as their main holiday destination 2010

85% Finland
7% UK
2% Estonia
2% Italy

Icon Tree.pngNature holiday: Interest for Finland as main holiday destination 2010

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 291 identifies 32.1% (135.5 million) of all EU27 citizens for whom "the environment" has the major influence on their choice of destination:
0.8% (1.1 million) of the EU27 environment as major destination choice criteria are interested in Finland as their main holiday destination 2010. [EU27: 0.7%] Upside down this means: For 38.6% of the 2.8 million EU27 citizens interested in Finland "the environment" has the major influence on their choice of destination [EU27: 32.1%]
  • The Flash Eurobarometer 291 identifies 4.1% (17.1 million) of all EU27 citizens whose major motivation for their main holiday 2009 was "nature":
1.0% (0.2 million) of the EU27 nature motivated are interested in Finland as their main holiday destination 2010. [EU27: 0.7%] Upside down this means: For 6.4% of the 2.8 million EU27 citizens interested in Finland the major motivation for their main holiday 2009 was "nature" [EU27: 4.1%]

Icon Castle.pngCultural holiday: Interest for Finland as main holiday destination 2010

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 291 identifies 25.0% (105.4 million) of all EU27 citizens for whom "cultural heritage" has the major influence on their choice of destination:
0.6% (0.7 million) of the EU27 cultural heritage as major destination choice criteria are interested in Finland as their main holiday destination 2010. [EU27: 0.7%] Upside down this means: For 24.3% of the 2.8 million EU27 citizens interested in Finland "cultural heritage" has the major influence on their choice of destination [EU27: 25.0%]
  • The Flash Eurobarometer 291 identifies 3.9% (16.5 million) of all EU27 citizens whose major motivation for their main holiday 2009 was "culture/religion":
0.5% (0.08 million) of the EU27 culture/religion motivated are interested in Finland as their main holiday destination 2010. [EU27: 0.7%] Upside down this means: For 2.9% of the 2.8 million EU27 citizens interested in Finland the major motivation for their main holiday 2009 was "culture/religion" [EU27: 3.9%]

Miscellaneous

  • Tourism intensity - information can be found e.g. at the Eurostat database
  • Employment in tourism - information can be found e.g. at the Eurostat database
  • Tourism economic figures: tourism consumption/ share of GDP - information can be found e.g. at the WTTC
  • Travel&tourism competitiveness report 2009 of the World Economic Forum

References

  1. Eurostat database 2011 [1]
  2. TourMIS database 2011 [2]
  3. Statistics Finland [3]
  4. European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 291, March 2010: Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism [4]