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Finns’ holiday trips abroad decreased sharply last year – cottages became a tourist phenomenon of the year – Taloussanomat

Last year, Finns made 2.3 million leisure trips abroad.

Finns The number of leisure trips abroad fell by 72 per cent last year due to the corona pandemic last year, says Statistics Finland.

In Finland, 21.4 million leisure trips with various overnight stays were made, which is less than a fifth less than in 2019. However, the duration of trips was clearly longer than in the previous year, which increased the number of overnight stays by more than 10 per cent.

Those living in the Helsinki metropolitan area increased their domestic tourism. Their leisure overnight stays in the home country increased by almost 50 percent. There was no significant change in domestic leisure overnight stays of those living outside the Helsinki Metropolitan Area compared to the previous year.

According to Statistics Finland, last year’s tourism phenomenon was housing in Finland. The number of overnight stays on domestic cottage trips doubled compared to the previous year.

Travel to Sweden collapsed to less than a fifth

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Last year, Finns’ leisure trips to Estonia decreased by less than half from the previous year. Trips to Sweden collapsed to less than a fifth of the previous year. The number of trips to Central Europe decreased by 82% and the number of trips to Southern Europe decreased by 80%.

The most popular travel destinations for domestic trips were located in the province of Lapland. The next most popular provinces were Uusimaa and Northern Ostrobothnia. The most popular cities were Helsinki, Tampere, Kuopio, Turku and Kuusamo.

Nights spent in hotels decreased by a third from the previous year, but nights spent in rental cabins increased by almost 50 percent from 2019.

The number of business trips made by Finns in Finland halved. Business trips abroad were less than one-fifth of the previous year.

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