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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 / July 2016

Bednights down 4 per cent

Helsinki Tourism Statistics 7/2016

In July 2016, 422,000 overnight stays were recorded in Helsinki, of which 185,000 were spent by domestic visitors and 237,000 nights by foreign visitors. Bednights spent by both Finnish visitors and foreign visitors decreased by 4 per cent. In July, the annual meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) was arranged in Helsinki with 9,700 participants, but it didn´t help to gain as much bednights as the Gymnaestrada-event (20,000 participants) last year. The effect of Gymnaestrada was visible especially in bednights spent by visitors from Germany (up 52 % in 2015) and Switzerland (up 145 % in 2015). Still, the highest number of foreign visitors came from Germany. In July 2016, the number of bednights in Finland was 2.99 million (+ 1 %), of which Finns accounted for 2.28 million (+ 4 %) and foreign visitors for 711,000 (- 6 %). Overnight stays by Russian visitors totalled for 76,000 (- 14 %).

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