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Foreign tourist inflow drops 90% in February

Published : 27 Mar 2021, 17:49

  DF Report

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Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 90.3 per cent in February this year compared to the number in February of last year, according to Statistics Finland.

A total of 55,000 overnight stays of non-resident tourists were recorded in February this year.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 0.90 million overnight stays, which was 51.3 per cent lower than one year before.

Overnight stays by resident tourists declined by 32.1 per cent from last year’s and 0.84 million nights were recorded for them in February 2021.

Overnight stays by resident tourists decreased outside Greater Helsinki by 25.4 per cent but in Greater Helsinki they declined by 58.5 per cent.

Overnight stays did not increase from any of the most important countries. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Norwegians, down by 8,400 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Britons, down by 63,300 nights. Their overnight stays were 96.3 per cent down on February 2020.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Germans with 8,900 overnight stays. The second largest group was Estonians with 7,700 overnight stays. The third largest group was Swedes with 3,600 overnight stays, and fourth was US tourists with 3,000 overnight stays.

In February 2021, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 98.36 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 117.00. There were a total of 48,814 hotel rooms available in Finland, 5,572 fewer than that in February 2020.