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Latest publication: Accommodation statistics 2021, April

Published: 25 March 2021

Nights spent by non-resident tourists in Finland decreased by 32 per cent in February 2021

Corrected on 9 April 2021: Heading revised. Was previously: "Nights spent by non-resident tourists in Finland increased by 32 per cent in February 2021"

Overnight stays by resident tourists at Finnish accommodation establishments declined by 32.1 per cent from last year 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 by foreign tourists declined by 90.3 per cent and 55 000 overnight stays were recorded for non-resident tourists. Finnish accommodation establishments recorded a total of 0.90 million overnight stays, which was 51.3 per cent lower than one year before. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finland’s statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

Change in overnight stays in February 2021/2020, %

Change in overnight stays in February 2021/2020, %

Germans biggest group of non-residents in February 2021

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 were U.S. tourists with 3,000 overnight stays.

In Uusimaa, overnight stays decreased by 68 per cent in February 2021

Overnight stays declined in each region, but the smallest drop in relative terms was in Kainuu, where overnight stays declined by 20.6 per cent . By contrast, the overall number of overnight stays declined most in relative terms in Åland, by 69.8 per cent and second most in Uusimaa, by 67.9 per cent.

Accommodation establishments in Uusimaa recorded 22,000 overnight stays by non-resident tourists and accommodation establishments in Lapland 12,000. Overnight stays by non-resident tourists declined by 87.2 per cent in Uusimaa. In Lapland, overnight stays by non-resident tourists declined by 96.0 per cent from one year ago. The share of Uusimaa in all overnight stays by foreign visitors was 37 per cent and that of Lapland 20 per cent.

Change in overnight stays in February by region 2021/2020,%

Change in overnight stays in February by region 2021/2020,%

Overnight stays in hotels decreased by 55 per cent in February 2021

The total number of nights spent in hotels was 0.7 million, which was 54.9 per cent less than twelve months earlier. Overnight stays by foreign tourists declined by 89.9 per cent and hotels recorded a total of 53,000 overnight stays for them. Recorded nights spent by resident tourists in hotels numbered 0.65 million. The number was 37.4 per cent lower than in February 2020.

Among the regions, the highest occupancy rates of hotel rooms were measured in Kainuu, 55.9 per cent, and in North Ostrobothnia, 40.3 per cent. In Helsinki, the hotel room occupancy rate was 19.0 per cent, 33.0 per cent in Tampere, 26.6 per cent in Turku, 43.0 per cent in Oulu and 28.8 per cent in Rovaniemi.

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 was a total of 48,814 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 5,572 fewer than in February 2020.

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price

Total number of nights spent by resident tourists decreased by 33 per cent in January to February 2021

In January to February 2021, a total of 1.59 million nights were spent in Finnish accommodation establishments. This was 55.0 per cent less than in the corresponding period one year earlier. In all, 1.47 million overnight stays were recorded for resident tourists and 0.11 million for non-resident tourists. The number of nights spent by resident tourists declined by 32.9 per cent and nights spent by non-resident tourists declined by 91.6 from the previous year.

Overnight stays declined from all of the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland. The smallest drop was seen in overnight stays by Norwegians . Overnight stays by them declined by 14 700 nights. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 211,900 nights. Their overnight stays were 98.2 per cent down on January to February 2020.

The biggest group of non-resident tourists were Estonians with 17,000 overnight stays. The second largest group was Germans with 15,000 overnight stays. The third largest group was Swedes with 8,000 overnight stays , and fourth were U.S. tourists with 6,000 overnight stays. The fifth largest group was Dutch tourists (4,000 nights), sixth was French (4,000 nights), seventh Britons (4,000 nights) and eight was Russians (4,000 nights).

Change in overnight stays in January-February 2021/2020, %

Change in overnight stays in January-February 2021/2020, %

Source: Accommodation Statistics. Statistics Finland

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Updated 25.03.2021

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