Saturday February 27, 2021

Foreign tourist inflow shrinks by 82% in Oct

Published : 27 Nov 2020, 03:07

Updated : 27 Nov 2020, 10:20

  DF Report

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Overnight stays by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 81.7 per cent year on year in October, according to the Statistics Finland.

A total of 0.08 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists and the number reduced significantly due to the coronavirus situation.

Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments were recorded at 1.05 million nights for them in October 2020, posting a 14.8 per cent decline from that in the same month last year.

Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased outside Greater Helsinki by 3.6 per cent but in Greater Helsinki they declined by 50.2 per cent.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 1.13 million overnight stays, which was 32.3 per cent lower than one year before.

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 44,600 nights. Their overnight stays were 96.5 per cent down on October 2019.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists was made of Estonians with 10,900 overnight stays, followed by Germans with 6,800 overnight stays, Swedes with 6,600 overnight stays, and US tourists with 3,300 overnight stays.

In October 2020, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 90.70 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 111.24. There was a total of 50,711 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 2,851 fewer than in October 2019.

In January to October 2020, tourists spent a total of 12.73 million nights in Finnish accommodation establishments. This was 35.5 per cent less than that in the corresponding period of last year. In all, 10.6 million overnight stays were recorded for resident tourists and 2.14 million for non-resident tourists. The number of nights spent by resident tourists declined by 24.0 per cent and nights spent by non-resident tourists declined by 63.2 per cent year on year.