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Foreign tourist inflow shrinks by 83% in Sep

Published : 29 Oct 2020, 01:16

Updated : 29 Oct 2020, 01:19

  DF Report

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Overnight stays by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 83.1 per cent in September, according to the Statistics Finland.

A total of 0.09 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists and the number reduced significantly due to the coronavirus situation.

Meanwhile, overnight stays by resident tourists declined by 12.3 per cent year on year, with 1.15 million nights being recorded for them in September 2020.

Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased by 5.4 per cent outside Greater Helsinki but in Greater Helsinki their number declined by 42.8 per cent.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.23 million overnight stays, which was 32.3 per cent lower than that one year before.

These figures are preliminary data from the Statistics Finland’s statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Estonians, down by 5,900 nights. This was 30.2 per cent lower than that in one year before. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 39,900 nights. Their overnight stays were 95.6 per cent down on September 2019.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Estonians with 13,600 overnight stays. The second largest group was Germans with 8,900 overnight stays. The third largest group was Thais with 8,300 overnight stays, and the fourth Swedes with 6,800 overnight stays.

In September 2020, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 92.88 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 115.67.