Tourism’s significance to Finland’s national economy
A total of €13.3 bn was spent on tourism in 2013 in Finland. This includes the consumption expenditure of Finnish and foreign tourists. Foreign travellers accounted for about 32 per cent (€4.3 bn) of total tourism consumption.
Tourism’s share of GDP
In 2013, the value added generated by tourism amounted to €4.44 bn i.e. 2.7 per cent of Finland’s GDP. When compared to value added elsewhere, that of tourism was larger than the food industry’s, over twice as high as agriculture’s and many times as that made of the game industry.
Employment impact of tourism
According to the tourism account, the tourism sector employed about 140,000 persons in 2013. This figure includes all full or part-time, year-round jobs in the catering and accommodation sectors and travel agencies, and other corresponding employers. Jobs located in other sectors, but providing services for tourism in particular, are included.