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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.

Enquiries: tourist.media[at]hel.fi.

Market Report / May 2014

Helsinki Tourism Statistics 5/2014 pdf-file, size 743 kb

Growth in overnight stays by domestic visitors

Overnight stays increased slightly, some 0.6%, in Helsinki in May. Stays by foreign visitors were down more than six percent, while the domestic visitor segment grew ten percent. Russians remained the largest segment of the foreign visitor category, although their number was down 38% from one year ago. Of the other significant market areas, growth in overnight stays was recorded in the UK, USA, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Estonian, Danish and Spanish segments.

Nationwide overnight stays were down 0.5% in May. The domestic segment was down 1.0%, while stays by foreign visitors reduced 4.1%. Stays by Russian guests fell 27%.

The room occupancy rate at Helsinki's accommodation providers was 74.3% in May, i.e. somewhat higher than in the previous year. The average price of a stay, €75.61, was down more than two euro from May 2013. Stays by recreational travellers reduced, but business travel stays increased. The average stay of overseas visitors increased a little, while domestic visitors spent, on average, slightly less time in Helsinki than earlier.

The volume of passengers at Helsinki-Vantaa airport increased 4.7% in January-June. Both the international and the domestic travel segments grew. The volume of passengers going through Helsinki's ports was up almost two percent in January-May. Estonian traffic was up 5%, but Swedish and German traffic was down, as was the Russian segment (the line to St Petersburg was shut down for the whole of February).

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Open data

You can also find our Helsinki tourism statistics as excel-files in the Helsinki Region Infoshare service:

Tourist nights monthly in Helsinki by country

Helsinki accommodation statistics -  purpose, price and capacity

Length of stay in Helsinki

Overnight statistics in Helsinki

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