Helsinki tourism statistics

Visit Helsinki publishes a monthly statistical report on Helsinki tourism.

The report includes the latest statistical information published by Statistics Finland, the Finnish Maritime Administration and Finavia. Accommodation statistics have a two-month delay due to technical reasons.

A ten-year overview is available for the years 1990-2000.


Market Report / September 2015

Helsinki Tourism Statistics 9/2015 (PDF)

Overnight stays grow 8%

Overnight stays by visitors to Helsinki increased 8% in September when compared to one year ago. Stays by domestic travellers were up four percent and stays by international guests increased eleven percent. The largest foreign visitor groups in September came from Japan, Germany, Sweden, USA, UK, China and Russia. Stays by our eastern neighbours, the Russians, were down 47%, while stays by Chinese travellers were up more than 40% and stays by Japanese guests by more than 30%.

Nationwide, overnight stays were up 3.7% in September. The domestic segment grew 3.3% and the foreign segment 5.0%. Stays by Russian travellers were down 48%.

The room occupancy rate of Helsinki's accommodation providers was 76.8% in September, which is better than in the previous year. The average price of a night was €79.11, more than €1.50 lower than one year ago. Overnight stays for both recreational and business purposes grew in September, with the main emphasis of growth being in the recreational travel segment. The average duration of stay of visitors to Helsinki lengthened slightly in September. Foreign visitors staid for a little longer than before and domestic travellers for as long as they did one year ago.

The volume of passenger at Helsinki airport increased 2.5% in January-October. International travel was up 2.6% and domestic traffic increased 1.9%. Passenger traffic at Helsinki's ports grew 2.0% in January-September. Estonian traffic was up almost two percent, Swedish traffic exactly two percent and Russian traffic just under three percent,
while German traffic reduced.

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