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Russian tourism to Finland is on the wane

The flow of Russian visitors to Finland is seemingly on the wane at the eve of what is traditionally the busiest tourism season of the year, says Pasi Nurkka, the chief executive of the Lappeenranta-based research and analysis company TAK Oy. He forecasts that both the number of Russian visitors and average spending per visitor will decline in comparison to the corresponding period one year earlier.

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Julkaistu: 28.12.2015 4:36

His forecast is ominous especially in light of the fact that the number of Russian visitors to Finland fell sharply at the end of last year.

TAK Oy reports that a total of 157,000 Russian visitors entered the country through the border-crossing points in south-eastern Finland between 27 December 2014 and 9 September 2015, representing a drop of 118,000 from the corresponding period one year earlier. Meanwhile, the average amount of money they spent in the country dwindled from 500 to no more than 196 euros.

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