Accommodation and Travel Stats
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Registered bed nights increased five percent (November)
In November 2019, 1.6 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+4.9 %), of which 1.1 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 453,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased six percent and foreign bed nights increased three percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's November.
Between January and November, 15.1 million bed nights (+4.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 6.3 million (+3.3 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 21.3 million (+4.1 %) nights.
837,000 nights (+6.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 722,000 nights (+3.6 %) by business visitors.
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
895,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (November)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 76.8 percent were domestic, and 23.2 percent were from foreign countries.
During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.6 nights (-0.02) and foreigners 2.2 nights (+0.05).
88,900 international congress guests in 2018
The number of international congress quests decreased 20 percent from the previous year.
There was a total of 750 congresses organized (-39) in 2018.
954,000 air travelers (November)
The airport received a total of 954,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased less than one percent.
Of local passengers, 73.5 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 26.5 %.
In addition, there were 653,000 passengers departing the airport (-4.4 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.6 million.
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
613,000 passengers by ferries (November)
There were 613,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased less than one percent. The number of departing passengers was 615,000 (-0.6 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (310,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 14 percent (November)
A total of 320,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 82.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 74,800 (+12.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 119,000 (+20.8 %)
- Imatra: 54,300 (+17.1 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,700 (+28.0 %)
- Niirala: 23,500 (+10.1 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (+4.4 %)
- Kuusamo: 530 (+41.1 %)
- Salla: 3,700 (+11.1 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,300 (+30.0 %)
Russian visa applications decreased six percent (November)
There was a total of 55,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 76.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 119.0 million euro (November)
Total accommodation sales in November were 119.0 million euro (+16.2 million). The share of Airbnb was 9.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 109.1 million euro (+11.7 million) and Airbnb sales 9.8 million euro (+4.5 million).
Total January-November sales were 1.4 billion euro and they increased 155.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||109 €||6.7 %||106 €||6.4 %|
|Adr (Airbnb)||107 €||18.5 %||101 €||8.2 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||70 €||6.8 %||59 €||6.7 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||57 €||9.2 %||56 €||8.1 %|
|Revpar (Airbnb)||56 €||14.4 %||57 €||9.3 %|
Tax free sales +24.7 % (November)
Tax free sales increased 25 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +12.0 %, Chinese +45.2 %, Japanese -7.6 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (November)
1,100 accommodation establishments (+11)
63,400 rooms (+840)
155,000 beds (+63)
Room utilization 52.0 % (+1.1)
Unsold rooms 30,400
8,800 apartments (+2,200)
1,800 private rooms (+290)
101 shared rooms (-30)
Apartment utilization 52.1 % (-1.9)
Unsold apartments 4,200
Registered room utilization
Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland