Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 1.8 mill.
7 %
icon: finland 1.2 mill.
10 %
icon: foreign 613,000
2 %
Top 3:
Germany
70,500
12 %
United Kingdom
65,900
5 %
France
62,100
0 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 916,000
5 %
icon: finland 664,000
8 %
icon: foreign 252,000
1 %
Top 3:
Germany
28,100
18 %
Russia
26,800
36 %
United Kingdom
19,800
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 114.9 mill.
7 %
Average prices:
Night
62.20 €
0.10 €
Room
114.00 €
3.50 €
RevPAR
61.30 €
2.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 1,100
0 %
icon: room 63,100
1 %
icon: bed 155,000
1 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free (January)
icon: star 32 %
Russia
17 %
China
61 %
Japan
4 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased seven percent (February)

In February 2020, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+7.2 %), of which 1.2 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 613,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and foreign bed nights increased two percent. In total, bed nights increased seven percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (70,500 nights).

1.2 million nights (+6.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 600,000 nights (+8.6 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 2.2 million bed nights (+10.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1.3 million (+3.8 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 3.5 million (+7.7 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

916,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased five percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 72.4 percent were domestic, and 27.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.9 nights (+0.04) and foreigners 2.4 nights (+0.06).

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.

537,000 passengers by ferries (January)

There were 537,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 15 percent. The number of departing passengers was 512,000 (+17.7 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (290,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 24 percent (February)

A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
  • Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
  • Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)

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.

Accommodation sales 135.8 million euro (February)

Total accommodation sales in February were 135.8 million euro (+17.5 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 18.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 114.9 million euro (+7.6 million) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 21.0 million euro (+10.0 million).

Total January-February sales were 267.5 million euro and they increased 36.1 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 127 € -2.7 % 133 € -4.8 %
Adr (Registered) 114 € 3.2 % 113 € 4.4 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 81 € 19.9 %  81 € 12.0 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 62 € -0.2 % 63 € 0.5 %
Revpar (Registered) 61 € 3.4 % 58 € 6.6 %

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 (February)

Registered Accommodation

1,100 accommodation establishments (-4)
63,100 rooms (+560)
155,000 beds (+1,200)

Room utilization 53.8 % (+0.1)
Unsold rooms 29,200

Airbnb and HomeAway

12,200 apartments (+2,700)
1,800 private rooms (+240)
118 shared rooms (-11)

Apartment utilization 63.6 % (+12)
Unsold apartments 4,500

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

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