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Foreign tourist inflow increases by 1.9% in February

Published : 30 Mar 2020, 02:10

  DF Report

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Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments increased by 10.1 per cent from last year and 1.23 million nights were recorded for them in February 2020, according to Statistics Finland.

Overnight stays by foreign tourists increased by 1.9 per cent and 0.61 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.85 million overnight stays, which was 7.2 per cent more than one year before.

Among the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland, overnight stays by Russians increased most in absolute numbers, by 12,200 nights. This was 31.8 per cent higher than in the year before.

The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Chinese tourists , down by 32,600 nights. Their overnight stays were 69.1 per cent down on February 2019.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Germans with 70,500 overnight stays. The second largest group was Britons with 65,900 overnight stays. The third largest group was French with 62,100 overnight stays, and fourth were Russians with 50,700 overnight stays. The fifth largest group was Dutch tourists (49,600 nights), sixth was Estonians (23,600 nights), seventh Swedes (23,300 nights) and eight U.S. tourists (22,900 nights).