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 / June 2015

Helsinki Tourism Statistics 6/2015 (PDF)

Overnight stays up 2.5%

Overnight stays by visitors to Helsinki were up 2.5% in June when compared to one year ago. Stays by domestic visitors increased by more than four percent and stays by foreign guests were up more than one percent. Stays by visitors from Russia continued to fall substantially, contracting some 30%, while strong growth was recorded in, for example, the Polish, Chinese, South Korean, Swedish and Japanese visitor segments. The largest visitor segments in June came from Germany, Russia and the UK.

Nationwide, overnight stays reduced 2.5% in June. The domestic segment was down 1.2%, while the international segment contracted by 6.2%. Stays by visitors from Russia
were down 39%.

The room occupancy rate at Helsinki's accommodation providers was 78.4% in June, which is slightly better than in the previous year. The last time the occupancy rate was higher than this in Helsinki was in August 2014. The average price of a night was €71.66, which is some €5.50 better than in June 2014. Overnight stays by both recreational and business travellers were up, but the recreational travel segment was responsible for the majority of growth. The average duration of stay lengthened in June, especially in the domestic segment. Overseas visitors also stayed for a bit longer than they did in June last year.

The volume of passengers passing through Helsinki Airport increased 1.7% in January-July. The international segment was up 1.8% and the domestic segment grew 0.8%. The volume of passengers at Helsinki's ports increased 0.5% in January-June. Estonian traffic was almost unchanged, while Swedish and Russian traffic increased.

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