Tuesday April 13, 2021

Tourist inflow nosedives in January

Published : 27 Feb 2021, 22:18

  DF Report

A group of tourists in a shopping mall. DF File Photo.

Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 34.3 per cent in January from last year and 0.63 million nights were recorded, according to the Statistics Finland.

Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased outside Greater Helsinki by 25,7 per cent but in Greater Helsinki they declined by 60.4 per cent.

Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 92.7 per cent and 50 000 overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 0.68 million overnight stays, which was 59.2 per cent lower than one year before.

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Norwegians, down by 6,200 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 163,500 nights. Their overnight stays were 98.9 per cent down on January 2020.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Estonians with 9,600 overnight stays, followed by Germans with 6,100 overnight stays, Swedes with 4,300 overnight stays, and US tourists with 2,700 overnight stays.

In Uusimaa, overnight stays by tourists decreased by 72.3 per cent in January 2021

Overnight stays declined in each region, but the smallest drop in relative terms was in Kainuu, where overnight stays declined by 33.1 per cent. By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays declined most in relative terms in Uusimaa, by 72.3 per cent and the second most in Lapland, by 71.4 per cent.