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Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™ 2016
  • Prices Finnish Travellers Paid Around the World

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Average nightly hotel prices paid by Finnish travellers in their 30 most popular international destinations in 2016
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Finland: Finns’ most popular international destinations retain good value despite a weakened Euro

Much like their Scandinavian neighbours to west, Finnish travellers found themselves experiencing a general trend of higher average prices for accommodation across much of Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Of their 100 most popular international destinations in 2016, Finns paid more on average in 64 of them, with some of the highest price increases occurring in Europe and Asia. The U.S. also remained popular despite the Dollar growing strength against the Euro.

Fortunately, even though the prevailing trend was one of rising price averages, Europe still had plenty to offer Finns looking for accommodation around the 100 Euros per night mark. The Baltic States didn’t disappoint, with four of their capital cities hitting the top 100 while also offering some of the lowest average prices across the continent. Asia was similarly generous in destinations promising high value and low average prices – 22 Asian destinations were in the top 100 and all but seven had averages under 100 Euro.

  • Most popular outbound region: Europe
  • Best value region: Europe
  • Largest average price increase: Reykjavik at +24%
  • Largest average price drop: Istanbul at -35%
Tallinn

What Finnish travellers paid in their top 100 international destinations

Europe

  • Europe occupied seven of the top 10 most popular destinations. Tallinn remained the favourite overall and there were four other Baltic State cities in the top 100, with Riga having the lowest average in the area.
  • London remained the second most popular destination overall, as Finnish travellers paid 12% less to stay there in 2016, helped by slightly lower occupancy rates and the fall in value of the Pound following the Brexit vote in June. However, when looking at figures for the June-December period, the British capital saw a further fall over this period compared with the year as a whole.
  • Tourism to Spain was booming in 2016 and there were 10 Spanish destinations in the top 100, both on the mainland and in the island groups. Finnish travellers paid more to stay in all but one of them. Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Alicante boasted the lowest averages in the country amongst the top 100. Barcelona was the only Spanish destination in the top 10 popularity ranking, in spite of a steep rise in its average prices, although the increase in Gran Canaria was higher.
Athens
  • With visitor numbers rising in Greece, Chania in particular saw a large rise in its average but Athens was down slightly.
  • Other high percentage increases were recorded in Reykjavik and Dublin. In fact, the Icelandic capital was the European destination where Finnish travellers paid the most on average in 2016. Iceland has seen a remarkable economic recovery since the financial crisis of 2008. Ireland enjoyed particularly strong tourism results over the summer too, thanks in part to the success of two major Hollywood productions which were filmed in the country.
  • Stockholm was the only Nordic capital in the top 10 in popularity, despite its rising average prices.
  • Istanbul registered the highest percentage decrease as the number of visitors to Turkey fell more than 30% in the first 11 months of the year, following several terrorist attacks and a failed coup in July. Alanya and Atalya were also among the fallers and all three had the lowest averages paid by Finnish travellers in the region.
  • Hotel occupancy rates in France also slumped amid security concerns in the wake of terrorist attacks, with Paris and Nice impacted in particular.
  • Other high percentage increases were recorded in Reykjavik and Dublin. In fact, the Icelandic capital was the European destination where Finnish travellers paid the most on average in 2016. Iceland has seen a remarkable economic recovery since the financial crisis of 2008. Ireland enjoyed particularly strong tourism results over the summer too, thanks in part to the success of two major Hollywood productions which were filmed in the country.
  • Stockholm was the only Nordic capital in the top 10 in popularity, despite its rising average prices.
  • Istanbul registered the highest percentage decrease as the number of visitors to Turkey fell more than 30% in the first 11 months of the year, following several terrorist attacks and a failed coup in July. Alanya and Atalya were also among the fallers and all three had the lowest averages paid by Finnish travellers in the region.
  • Hotel occupancy rates in France also slumped amid security concerns in the wake of terrorist attacks, with Paris and Nice impacted in particular.
“Europe proved to be a reliable draw for Finnish tourists in 2016 as its price rises were generally low and there was still a huge range of destinations across Spain, Turkey, Greece and the Baltic States offering guests rates of 100 Euros per night or less. With so many large price drops among the increases, Finns still had lots of chances to stretch their travel budgets and get the most out of their time away.” – Isabelle Pinson, Vice President EMEA, Hotels.com brand
Average prices paid per night by Finnish travellers in selected European destinations in 2016 compared with 2015
City Country 2016 (€) 2015 (€) % Change
Reykjavik Iceland 164 132 24%
Copenhagen Denmark 153 145 5%
London United Kingdom 151 171 -12%
Dublin Ireland 142 128 11%
Stockholm Sweden 135 128 5%
Barcelona Spain 131 117 12%
Oslo Norway 126 124 2%
Nice France 124 136 -9%
Gran Canaria Spain 122 103 18%
Paris France 118 132 -11%
Tallinn Estonia 89 88 1%
Chania Greece 84 69 22%
Athens Greece 81 84 -4%
Alicante Spain 80 79 1%
Vilnius Lithuania 75 74 2%
Benalmadena Spain 75 79 -6%
Riga Latvia 73 71 3%
Fuengirola Spain 73 66 10%
Antalya Turkey 62 72 -13%
Istanbul Turkey 54 82 -35%
New York

USA

  • With several destinations reporting record visitor numbers, nine U.S. cities spanning the country were included in the list of the top 100 destinations for Finnish travellers in 2016.
  • Six U.S. cities were amongst the top 10 highest prices paid overall with New York, San Francisco and Chicago forming the top three.
  • Only New York made the top 10 most popular destinations overall, as the eternal favourite enjoyed its seventh year of rising tourism figures with more than 60 million visitors, but its average price paid was fell slightly.
  • Hotel occupancy in Orlando was down during the year but the city remained the U.S. destination where Finnish travellers paid the least in the top 100.
  • Las Vegas also recorded good value hotel room prices, in spite of one of the highest average rises in the country, and reported its third successive record tourism year with just under 43 million visitors.
  • Miami saw the highest drop in its average of 17% as the city was impacted by a decrease in Brazilian travellers in particular.

 

Average prices paid per night by Finnish travellers in selected US destinations in 2016 compared with 2015
City Country 2016 (€) 2015 (€) % Change
New York USA 217 223 -3%
San Francisco USA 189 189 0%
Chicago USA 175 192 -9%
Miami USA 162 194 -17%
Las Vegas USA 116 106 9%
Orlando USA 112 109 2%
Bangkok

Asia

  • Tourism to Thailand in particular was booming with record numbers predicted for 2016 and there were nine Thai destinations in the top 100. Averages fell in all but one. Bangkok was the most popular Asian destination for Finnish travellers overall but Pattaya was the destination where they paid the least in the country, after one of the highest falls. Koh Samui was the only Thai destination in the top 100 to see its average rise.
  • Good value alternatives in the region were Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
  • With the rise in value of the Yen, Tokyo rose almost 10% but it was in Hong Kong where Finnish travellers paid the most in the region.
  • Singapore was the Asian destination where Finnish travellers paid the most as the city-state enjoyed rising visitor numbers.
Average prices paid per night by Finnish travellers in selected Asian destinations in 2016 compared with 2015
City Country 2016 (€) 2015 (€) % Change
Kyoto Japan 137 112 22%
Singapore Singapore 130 130 0%
Tokyo Japan 130 118 10%
Koh Samui Thailand 78 67 15%
Bali Indonesia 66 65 2%
Bangkok Thailand 63 66 -5%
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 59 56 5%
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 57 59 -4%
Pattaya Thailand 42 48 -13%
Melbourne

Rest of the world

  • With more than 40% of its hotel rooms in the 5-star category, rates paid in Dubai in 2016 were high but, with little pressure on hotel occupancy levels, the average fell almost 10%.
  • Cancun was expecting record visitor number for 2016 and Finnish travellers paid almost 10% more to stay there during the year.
  • Finnish travellers paid more to stay in both Australian destinations in the top 100 as Sydney and Melbourne both rose, following rising visitor arrivals in the country.
Average prices paid per night by Finnish travellers in selected international destinations in 2016 compared with 2015
City Country 2016 (€) 2015 (€) % Change
Dubai United Arab Emirates 185 204 -9%
Sydney Australia 128 119 8%
Cancun Mexico 122 112 9%
Melbourne Australia 102 96 6%
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