Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Chinese tourism in the metropolitan area is developing very positively to the reduction places the Russian tourism. This year, submitted by Chinese tourism receipts exceed the Russians left by tourism receipts for the first time. Helsinki decline in overnight stays by Russians also paikkaavat China and other major markets.
Due to the weakening of the Russian ruble and Russia’s tightening economic situation, the number of Russian tourists in the metropolitan area has declined 41 percent this year. On the other hand, from 2010, the number of Chinese tourists has been growing rapidly. The number of Chinese in the metropolitan area has increased by 41 per cent this year.
Chinese lodged tourism income has increased significantly. Analysis Centre TAK Oy, Research and the limit of the study show that from January to September visited the metropolitan area of 360 000 Chinese were using almost EUR 380 per traveler. In Greater Helsinki, visited 546 000 Russians spent around EUR 165 per passenger.
“The Chinese tourists left in January-September, capital of the region of EUR 137 million. At the same time, Russian tourists left the metropolitan area of about 90 million euros, “says President and CEO Visit Helsinki Tuulikki Becker.
TAK Oy’s estimates, the Russian tourists arrive in the capital region upcoming year-end holiday season 28.12.2015-10.1.2016 as much as the end of last year, or about 36 000.
“The number of Russian tourists arriving in the metropolitan area collapsed last turn of the year half of the previous year. This year, the bill is no longer expected to deepen ” President and CEO of Pasi Corner TAK Oy.
Helsinki overnight stays on the plus side
Helsinki has accumulated during the January-September 2015 overnight stays by about four per cent more than in the same period last year, while the number of overnight stays by Russian tourists has decreased by 41 per cent. Chinese overnight stays in Helsinki have again risen nearly 49 percent this year.
Russian overnight stays drops are on the addition to China, other major markets such as Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and Japan. In addition, the number of overnight stays of domestic tourists in Helsinki have been on the rise. Helsinki tourist-oriented in recent years, as the largest country of origin for well-known in Russia is no longer the highest, the German overnight stays exceeded the number of Russian overnight stays in August last year. The approaching year-end holiday season looks of whether Russia, however, throughout the year, as the largest country of origin.
“The number of overnight stays in Helsinki this year is expected to grow by about four per cent to 3.4 million overnight stays. Helsinki’s strength lies in the fact that we have a number of significant areas of the market, which also invest in “Visit Helsinki Becker says.