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Visitor survey of Finnish World Heritage sites 2017-2018

About the project

The Association of World Heritage sites in Finland coordinates a research project investigating World Heritage site visitor profile, customer satisfaction as well as local economy impact during 2017 and 2018. The survey is first of its kind providing consistent and comparable data of World Heritage sites in Finland for protection and development purposes.

Project outline

2017 - 2018

The Association of World Heritage sites in Finland is presently researching visitor profile, customer satisfaction and money spending in seven World Heritage sites in Finland. The aim of the survey is to collect consistent visitor data as well as estimate the local economic impact brought by each site for protection and development purposes during 2017 and 2018. Close cooperation is carried out with Metsähallitus Parks and Wildlife Finland that provides with the application method for visitor monitoring which has been used widely in National park researches.


Partners involved


The visitor survey project is part of National World Heritage Strategy made by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The project is financed from the government subsidy for research and development projects by the National Board of Antiquities.


The project is operated in cooperation with Metsähallitus, The Governing Body of Suomenlinna, UPM-Kymmene, National Land Survey of Finland, the city of Rauma, the Foundation of Petäjävesi Old Church and the National Board of Antiquities as well as Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.


in 2019

Current reports are only available in Finnish. In 2019, the project is supposed to have material also in English.

coming in 2019
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