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Hospitality industry

Hospitality industry is an increasingly important industry in terms of job creation and the number of people it employs. As importantly, it shapes the image of Finland around the world. The jobs and tax revenue created by the hospitality industry all stay in Finland.

 Hospitality sector as an employer

  • The hospitality sector in Finland employs over 140,000 professionals all over Finland.
  • It accounts for over 11 % of the million people working in the private service sector.
  • 30 % of the employees working in the hospitality industry are under 26 years of age.
  • The hospitality industry’s workforce increased by 43 % between 1995 and 2016, while traditional manufacturing industries reduced their workforce.

Finnish hospitality industry and the national economy

  • The industry generates over €5.2 billion a year in taxation for the Finnish government. 
  • 5.4 % of the total taxes and tax-related fees collected by the government are generated by the industry.
  • The Finnish hospitality industry accounts for 3.8% of Finland’s GDP, which is more than banking and insurance or the forest industry.

Hospitality industry has a substantial growth potential

  • 7.7 million visitors travelled to Finland in 2016.
  • The amount of foreign visitors travelling to Finland has doubled in 2000.
  • Asian tourists represent today the biggest potential for growth
  • Hospitality industry's growth prospect positive in the long run.

Find out more about the hospitality industry in Finland:

Finnish hospitality industry in a nutshell

Tourism in Finland (Ministry of Employment and the Economy)






Päivitetty 21.08.2017


Fennia Hartwall Hartwa Trade Valio Saarioinen Accountor Metos Santa Maria Paulig Winpos Läntmannen Unibake