Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2019

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Finland: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.8 mill.
1 %
icon: finland 988,000
2 %
icon: foreign 789,000
0 %
Top 3:
United Kingdom
191,000
8 %
Russia
73,700
2 %
China
51,100
60 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 877,000
1 %
icon: finland 538,000
1 %
icon: foreign 339,000
0 %
Top 3:
United Kingdom
60,900
11 %
Russia
37,200
2 %
China
30,700
67 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 111.6 mill. €
7 %
Average prices:
Night
62.80 €
3.20 €
Room
122.40 €
6.50 €
RevPAR
58.60 €
3.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,100
2 %
icon: room 63,700
2 %
icon: bed 157,000
2 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -0.7 °C
2.9 °C
icon: rainfall 70 mm
29 mm

Key indicators

Bed nights

Arrivals

Sales

Travel key indicators: the darker the square the larger the value.

Dark squares in the middle (vertically) mean the main season is in the summer. Dark squares on the top and the bottom mean the main season is in the winter. Gradually darkening squares from left to right signify growth over the years.

It is important to notice that the largest values (darkest squares) are not necessarily during the same months between different stats as this might reveal interesting details about travel and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In December 2019, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+1.2 %), of which 988,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased less than one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's December.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from United Kingdom (191,000 nights).

1.3 million nights (+1.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 517,000 nights (+0.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 16.0 million bed nights (+4.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 7.1 million (+3.1 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 23.1 million (+3.9 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

877,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 61.4 percent were domestic, and 38.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.8 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 2.3 nights (+0.0).

136,000 international congress guests in 2019

The number of international congress quests increased 53 percent from the previous year.

There was a total of 830 congresses organized (+83) in 2019.

790,000 air travelers

The airport received a total of 790,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased four percent.

Of local passengers, 69.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 29.5 %.

In addition, there were 788,000 passengers departing the airport (-4.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.6 million (-4.2 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

682,000 passengers by ferries

There were 682,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased five percent. The number of departing passengers was 688,000 (-5.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (358,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 311,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 83,100 (-2.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 124,000 (+13.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,900 (+9.4 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 19,900 (+21.0 %)
  • Niirala: 25,500 (+1.9 %)
  • Vartius: 10,100 (-0.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 740 (+17.2 %)
  • Salla: 3,400 (-7.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (-1.4 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 12 percent

There was a total of 56,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 72.6 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 139.4 million euro

Total accommodation sales in December were 139.4 million euro (+18.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 17.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 111.6 million euro (+7.0 million) and non-registered sales 23.6 million euro (+7.5 million).

Total January-December sales were 1.6 billion euro and they increased 204.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 149 € 13.8 % 119 € 9.5 %
Adr (Registered) 122 € 5.6 % 108 € 7.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 88 € 15.7 % 72 € 17.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 63 € 5.4 % 60 € 7.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 59 € 5.9 % 57 € 8.8 %

Tax free sales +33.4 %

Tax free sales increased 33 percent from the previous year.

(Russians +15.2 %, Chinese +75.9 %, Japanese +26.8 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

1,100 accommodation establishments (+23)
63,700 rooms (+980)
157,000 beds (-2,400)

Room utilization 47.9 % (+0.1)
Unsold rooms 33,200
Bed utilization 38.4 % (+1.0)

Airbnb and Vrbo

13,900 accommodation establishments (+1,700)
12,000 apartments (+1,600)
24,100 rooms (+3,400)

Apartment utilization 59.3 % (+0.97)
Unsold apartments 4,900

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "finland + keyword"

Google searches for "finland" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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