Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2019

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.8 mill.
5 %
icon: finland 1.3 mill.
3 %
icon: foreign 516,000
11 %
Top 3:
Sweden
44,700
3 %
Germany
42,200
8 %
Russia
41,700
2 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 998,000
4 %
icon: finland 745,000
3 %
icon: foreign 253,000
8 %
Top 3:
Sweden
27,500
3 %
China
23,800
15 %
Russia
22,300
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 128.0 mill. €
22 %
Average prices:
Night
70.20 €
9.60 €
Room
112.40 €
14.60 €
RevPAR
62.40 €
10.60 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,200
0 %
icon: room 66,900
2 %
icon: bed 166,000
1 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 9.9 °C
1.6 °C
icon: rainfall 75 mm
1 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 five percent

In September 2019, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+5.2 %), of which 1.3 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 516,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased three percent and foreign bed nights increased 11 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's September.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (44,700 nights).

1.1 million nights (+4.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 768,000 nights (+6.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 12.7 million bed nights (+4.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 5.4 million (+2.8 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 18.1 million (+3.7 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

998,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 74.7 percent were domestic, and 25.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.8 nights (+0.0) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.07).

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.

752,000 air travelers

The airport received a total of 752,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent.

Of local passengers, 74.8 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 24.6 %.

In addition, there were 777,000 passengers departing the airport (+3.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.5 million (+4.1 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

767,000 passengers by ferries

There were 767,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased three percent. The number of departing passengers was 745,000 (+1.2 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (355,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
  • Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 82 percent

There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 148.9 million euro

Total accommodation sales in September were 148.9 million euro (+32.5 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 14.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 128.0 million euro (+23.0 million) and non-registered sales 20.8 million euro (+9.5 million).

Total January-September sales were 1.2 billion euro and they increased 140.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 115 € 18.9 %  114 € 8.0 %
Adr (Registered) 112 € 14.9 %  107 € 6.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 80 € 45.3 %  71 € 18.4 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 70 € 15.9 %  58 € 7.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 62 € 20.5 %  57 € 7.9 %

Tax free sales +26.5 %

Tax free sales increased 27 percent from the previous year.

(Russians +36.9 %, Chinese +21.1 %, Japanese +31.1 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

1,200 accommodation establishments (+2)
66,900 rooms (+1,000)
166,000 beds (+1,700)

Room utilization 55.5 % (+2.6)
Unsold rooms 29,800
Bed utilization 35.5 % (+1.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

14,600 accommodation establishments (+2,700)
12,600 apartments (+2,600)
24,900 rooms (+5,300)

Apartment utilization 69.4 % (+13)
Unsold apartments 3,900

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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