Accommodation and Travel Stats
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989,000 registered bed nights (March)
In March 2020, 989,000 bed nights were recorded in Finland (-46.9 %), of which 722,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 267,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 44 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 53 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 47 percent from last year's March.
638,000 nights (-47.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 351,000 nights (-46.3 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 2.9 million bed nights (-11.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.6 million (-14.0 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 4.5 million (-12.5 %) nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Bed nights by country of arrival
436,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (March)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 53 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 76.2 percent were domestic, and 23.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 2.2 nights (+0.3) and foreigners 2.6 nights (+0.25).
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 840 congresses organized (+83) in 2019.
257,000 passengers by ferries (March)
There were 257,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 58 percent. The number of departing passengers was 234,000 (-61.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (138,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
20,100 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 20,100 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 4,300 (-93.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 5,800 (-94.2 %)
- Imatra: 2,500 (-94.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,700 (-78.0 %)
- Vartius: 1,700 (-79.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 77 (-76.5 %)
- Salla: 24 (-99.0 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)
Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)
There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||138 €||24.1 %||125 €||7.6 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||76 €||18.0 %||74 €||13.9 %|
Tax free sales +31.7 % (January)
Tax free sales increased 32 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +16.5 %, Chinese +61.3 %, Japanese +3.6 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
Airbnb and HomeAway
14,200 accommodation establishments (+1,300)
12,600 apartments (+1,600)
25,100 rooms (+3,800)
Apartment utilization 55.1 % (-2.9)
Unsold apartments 5,700
Registered room utilization
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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research