Thursday May 06, 2021

Foreign tourist inflow drops 82% in February

Published : 01 May 2021, 03:22

  DF Report

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Overnight stays by foreign tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 82.1 per cent and 0.05 million overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists in March, according to Statistics Finland.

Meanwhile, overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments increased by 11.7 per cent from last year and 0.82 million nights were recorded for them in March.

Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 0.86 million overnight stays, which was 13.3 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 Italians, down by 3,000 nights.

The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Germans, down by 26,500 nights. Their overnight stays were 75.4 per cent down on March 2020.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Germans with 8,700 overnight stays followed by Estonians with 6,300 overnight stays, Swedes with 3,100 overnight stays and French with 1,900 overnight stays.

Examined by region, overnight stays increased most in relative terms in Central Ostrobothnia, by 46.7 per cent, and second most in South Savo, by 32.3 per cent. By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays declined most in relative terms in Uusimaa, by 50.7 per cent and second most in Southwest Finland, by 42.9 per cent.

The total number of nights spent in hotels was 0.62 million, which was 20.5 per cent less than twelve months earlier. Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 81.4 per cent and hotels recorded a total of 42,000 overnight stays for them.

Recorded nights spent by resident tourists in hotels numbered 0.58 million. The number was 4.3 per cent higher than in March 2020.

In March 2021, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 98.40 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 115.54. There was a total of 48,371 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 5,373 fewer than in March 2020.