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Destination Finland
Reference Year 2011
Overnight Arrivals 10.7 million
Bednights 20.0 million
Length of Stay 1.86 nights
Arrivals Development since 2005 +12%
Bednights Development since 2005 +16%
No. of coll. Establishments 1,309 est.
No. of Bedplaces in coll. Est. 220,000 beds
Europeans interested in Finland 2012 2.8 million
Tourism Share of GDP (total contribution) 6.2%
Tourism Share of Workforce (total contribution) 6.5%
No. of UNESCO World Heritage Sites 7 sites
NTO Website: http://www.visitfinland.com
Statistics Website: http://www.stat.fi

In Finland 20.0 million overnight stays were made at collective accommodation establishments during the year 2011. Compared to 2010, this means an increase of 3.6%. Most overnight stays at collective accommodation establishments in Finland were made by Fins, 14.5 million overnight stays or 73% during 2011. The number of overnight stays in 2011 made by people living outside Finland were 5.5 million. Russia, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom are the largest foreign markets and stand for 50% foreign overnight stays. The USA stands for 202,000 overnight stays during the year 2011.

If you are interested in historic data, here you can find the complete BASTIS data for the destination Germany withthe base year 2009: Destination:Finland2009

Contents

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 2010 2011
Arrivals in all collective accommodation establishments 8.9 million 9.1 million 9.6 million 10.1 million 10.2 million 9.8 million 10.2 million 10.7 million
Arrivals development compared to previous year+5.3%+1.7%+6.0%+4.8%+1.4%-4.6%+4.1%+4.9%
  • Arrivals by kind of accommodation 2011:
n.a. million hotels and similar (%)
n.a. million tourist campsites (%)
n.a. million other collective accommodation (%)
  • Domestic/international arrivals 2011:
8.1 million domestic arrivals (76%)
2.6 million international arrivals (24%):
24% Russia
12% Sweden
10% Germany
6% UK
4% Estonia
3% USA
3% Norway
3% France

Icon Night.pngOvernights

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
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 19.3 million 20.0 million
Overnight stays development compared to previous year+3.8%+3.4%+5.3%+4.8%+2.3%-4.6%+3.8%+3.6%

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 2011:
15.9 million hotels and similar (80%)
n.a. million touristic campsites (%)
n.a. million other collective accommodation (%)
  • Domestic/international overnight stays 2011:
14.5 million domestic overnight stays (73%)
5.5 million international overnight stays (21%):
23% Russia
10% Sweden
10% Germany
7% UK
4% Estonia
4% France
4% USA
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 2011:
4.0 million Winter [Jan., Feb., Dec.] (20%)
4.4 million Spring [Mar.-May] (22%)
7.4 million Summer [Jun.-Aug.] (37%)
4.3 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 2011
NUTS-Finland.png
NUTS-Code Overnight stays 2011 Market share
Itä-SuomiFI13 million%
Etelä-SuomiFI18 million%
Länsi-SuomiFI19 million%
Pohjois-SuomiFI1A million%
ÅlandFI20 million%


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 2010 2011
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 1.89 nights 1.86 nights
  • Average length of stay by kind of accommodation 2011:
n.a. nights hotels and similar
n.a. nights tourist campsites
n.a. nights other collective accommodation
  • Average length of stay by domestic/international travellers 2011:
1.79 nights domestic travellers
2.10 nights international travellers

Accommodation Capacities

Icon Establishments.pngNumber of collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of all collective accommodation establishments 1,413 est. 1,397 est. 1,381 est. 1,358 est. 1,349 est. 1,321 est. 1,309 est. 1,309 est.
Capacity development (establishments) compared to previous year-3.5%-1.1%-1.1%-1.7%-0.7%-2.1%-1.0%+/-0%
  • Number of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
830 hotels and similar establishments (63%)
246 tourist campsites (19%)
233 other collective accommodation (18%)

Icon Bed.pngBedplaces in collective tourism establishments

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
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 217,000 beds 220,000 beds
Capacitiy development (beds) compared to previous year-1.0%-3.1%+1.7%+3.6%-2.7%+1.5%-1.1%+1.4%
  • Number of bedplaces in collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
122,000 bedplaces in hotels and similar (55%)
79,000 bedplaces in tourist campsites (36%)
19,000 bedplaces in other collective accommodation (9%)
  • Regional distribution of tourism capacities (beds) 2011
NUTS-Finland.png
NUTS-Code Tourism capacities 2011 Market share
Itä-SuomiFI13 bedplaces%
Etelä-SuomiFI18 bedplaces%
Länsi-SuomiFI19 bedplaces%
Pohjois-SuomiFI1A bedplaces%
ÅlandFI20 bedplaces%


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 2010 2011
Average number of bedplaces per collective accommodation establishments 154 beds 150 beds 155 beds 163 beds 160 beds 166 beds 166 beds 168 beds
  • Average size of collective tourism establishments by kind of accommodation 2011:
hotels and similar: 147 bedplaces
tourist campsites: 321 bedplaces
other collective accommodation: 82 bedplaces

Utilisation of bedplaces (hotels and similar)

2011 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Net use of bedplaces35%38%41%36%35%42%55%46%39%37%36%35%
Gross use of bedplaces33%37%40%35%33%39%53%43%38%35%34%32%

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.

Holiday travellers 2011 to Finland

Based on the Flash Eurobarometer 334 [4] of March 2012 we can identify the holiday travellers to Finland 2011 of the 408 million citizens aged 15+ years in the 27 EU member states (EU27).

Flag of Finland.pngFinland as holiday destination 2011

0.6% (2.5 million) of all EU27 citizens have travelled to Finland for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. These 2.5 million persons live in the following source markets:

61% Finland
7% Sweden
5% France
5% Spain
5% Germany
4% Estonia
2% UK
2% Italy
2% Austria
1% Netherlands

Icon Tree.pngNature holiday: Holiday travellers 2011 to Finland

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 334 identifies 18% (44 million) of all EU27 citizens whose main reason for going on a holiday in 2011 was "nature (mountain, lake, landscape etc.)":
1.5% (0.7 million) of the EU27 nature motivated travelled to Finland for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. Upside down this means: For 24% of the 2.5 million EU27 citizens who travelled to Finland in 2011 the main reason for going on holidays in 2011 was "nature (mountain, lake, landscape etc)." [EU27: 18%]

Icon Castle.pngCultural holiday: Holiday travellers 2011 to Finland

  • The Flash Eurobarometer 334 identifies 14% (34 million) of all EU27 citizens whose main reasons for going on holidays in 2011 was "culture/religion":
1.2% (0.4 million) of the EU27 culture/religion motivated travelled to Finland for a minimum of 4 nights in 2011. Upside down this means: For 15% of the 2.5 million EU27 citizens who travelled to Finland in 2011 the main reason for going on holidays in 2011 was "culture/religion" [EU27: 14%]

Interest in Finland as a Holiday destination

Based on the Flash Eurobarometer 334 [4] of March 2012 we can identify the interest for their holiday destinations 2012 of the 408 million citizens aged 15+ years in the 27 EU member states (EU27).

0.8% (3.3 million) of all EU27 citizens are interested in Finland as their holiday destination 2012. These 3.3 million persons live in the following source markets:

60% Finland
8% Italia
7% Germany
5% Sweden
5% UK
2% Poland
2% Estonia
2% Netherlands
1% Spain
1% Austria

The economic dimension of travel and tourism

GDP: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was EUR 4.1 bn (2.1% of total GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to fall by 1.7% in 2012, and to rise by 2.7% pa, from 2012-2022, to EUR 5.3 bn in 2022 (in constant 2011 prices).

GDP: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was EUR 12.0 bn (6.2% of GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to fall by 0.8% in 2012, and to rise by 2.5% pa to EUR 15.2 bn in 2022.

EMPLOYMENT: DIRECT CONTRIBUTION
In 2011 Travel & Tourism directly supported 53,500 jobs (2.2% of total employment). This is expected to fall by 2.3% in 2012 and rise by 1.0% pa to 58,000 jobs (2.3% of total employment) in 2022.

EMPLOYMENT: TOTAL CONTRIBUTION
In 2011, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, was 6.5% of total employment (161,500 jobs). This is expected to fall by 1.6% in 2012 to 159,000 jobs and rise by 0.5% pa to 168,000 jobs in 2022 (6.7% of total).

VISITOR EXPORTS
Visitor exports generated EUR 3.5 bn (4.6% of total exports) in 2011. This is forecast to fall by 3.3% in 2012, and grow by 3.0% pa, from 2012-2022, to EUR 4.5 bn in 2022 (3.9% of total).

INVESTMENT
Travel & Tourism investment in 2011 was EUR 1.0 bn, or 2.6% of total investment. It should rise by 2.9% in 2012, and rise by 4.8% pa over the next ten years to EUR 1.6 bn in 2022 (3.1% of total).

Source: World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012 [5]

Heritage attractions

Unesco banner.pngUNESCO World Heritage Sites

At the moment (2012), there are 7 Finnish heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The 6 cultural World Heritage sites are:

The only natural World Heritage Site in Finland is the High Coast/Kvarken Archipelago.
All seven sites are situated in the Baltic Sea Region. Click here to access the official UNESCO website for Finland.

BASTIS Logo.jpgBASTIS Heritage Sites

At the moment (Dec. 2012), the users of BASTIS have entered 4 Finnish heritage attractions into BASTIS:

Please be aware that all this information (number and selection of attractions, content of the profiles) is solely in the resposibility of the authors who contributed this information to BASTIS.

Miscellaneous

References

  1. Eurostat database 2011 [1]
  2. TourMIS database 2011 [2]
  3. Statistics Finland [3]
  4. 4.0 4.1 European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 334, March 2012: Survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism [4]
  5. World Travel & Tourism Council - Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2012 [5]