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Influx of foreign tourists increases by 4.8% in June

29 Jul 2019, 02:35 ( 24 days ago)

DF Report
Photo City of Helsinki/ Comma Image Oy/Rebekka Mustonen/

Overnight stays by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments increased by 4.8 per cent in June this year than the number of June 2018.

A total of 0.61 million overnight stays of foreign tourists were recorded in June 2019, according to Statistics Finland.

Overnight stays by resident tourists, however, increased by 6.4 per cent from last year and 1.67 million nights were recorded for them in June 2019.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 2.28 million overnight stays, which was 5.9 per cent more than one year before.

Among the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland, overnight stays by Germans increased most in absolute numbers, by 8,900 nights. This was 12 per cent higher than in the year before. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 1,500 nights. Their overnight stays were three per cent down on June 2018.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were German with 84,000 overnight stays. The second largest group was Swedes with 58,400 overnight stays. The third largest group was Russians with 56,100 overnight stays, and fourth was tourists from the U.S. with 38,900 overnight stays. The fifth largest group was Chinese tourists (34,500 nights), sixth was British visitors (28,300 nights), seventh Estonian tourists (20,900 nights) and eight Japanese visitors (19,700 nights).

Examined by region, overnight stays increased most in relative terms in Ostrobothnia by 16 per cent, and second most in South Karelia by 14 per cent. By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays decreased most in relative terms in Central Ostrobothnia by four per cent and second most in Satakunta by three per cent.

Accommodation establishments in Uusimaa recorded 342,000 overnight stays by non-resident tourists and accommodation establishments in Lapland 60,000. Overnight stays by non-resident tourists increased by 8.3 per cent in Uusimaa and by 9.9 per cent in Lapland from one year ago. The share of Uusimaa in all overnight stays by foreign visitors was 56 per cent and that of Lapland 10 per cent.