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Foreign tourist inflow rises in June but lower than pre-pandemic level

Published : 29 Jul 2022, 01:33

Updated : 29 Jul 2022, 01:36

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki by Esko Jämsä.

The number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in June this year was four times higher than the stipulated month of previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of nights spent by foreign tourists, however, was 40 per cent lower than in June 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic.

A total 1.78 million overnight stays were recorded for resident tourists and 0.37 million overnight stays for non-resident tourists in June 2022.

The number of nights spent by resident tourists was eight per cent higher than in June 2021.

However, the total number of overnight stays in June 2022 was six per cent lower than in June 2019 before the corona pandemic.

The largest groups of international visitors were from Germany, the United States and Sweden.

In June, overnight stays at hotels increased by 38 per cent from the year before, while overnight stays at other accommodation establishments decreased by three per cent.

The occupancy rate of hotel rooms was 54 per cent. Compared with the previous year, the occupancy rate increased by 14 percentage points.

The average price of a hotel room was EUR 116, having been EUR 97 one year earlier.

Among large towns, the average price of a hotel room was highest in Helsinki, EUR 135.