Accommodation and Travel Stats
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Registered bed nights increased one percent
In January 2019, 1.5 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+1.1 %), of which 869,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 675,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's January.
971,000 nights (+2.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 573,000 nights (-0.8 %) 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
769,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 65.9 percent were domestic, and 34.1 percent were from foreign countries.
During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.7 nights (+0.02) and foreigners 2.6 nights (0.0).
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.
977,000 air travelers
The airport received a total of 977,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent.
Of local passengers, 71.9 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 28.1 %.
In addition, there were 683,000 passengers departing the airport (+1.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.7 million.
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
467,000 passengers by ferries
There were 467,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased 11 percent. The number of departing passengers was 435,000 (-10.5 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (254,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
262,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 262,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 80.1 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 70,200 (-12.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 81,500 (-1.6 %)
- Imatra: 43,200 (-5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,100 (+7.4 %)
- Niirala: 21,400 (-4.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (-6.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 640 (+0.5 %)
- Salla: 3,500 (-18.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,800 (-2.9 %)
Russian visa applications increased one percent
There was a total of 34,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 105.1 million euro
Total accommodation sales in January were 105.1 million euro (+9.6 million). The share of Airbnb was 7.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 97.8 million euro (+8.1 million) and Airbnb sales 7.3 million euro (+1.5 million).
|Adr (Registered)||105 €||4.2 %|
|Adr (Airbnb)||102 €||0.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||63 €||7.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||50 €||3.8 %|
|Revpar (Airbnb)||49 €||5.4 %|
Tax free sales -19.4 %
Tax free sales decreased 19 percent from the previous year.
(Russians -33.8 %, Chinese +15.9 %, Japanese +13.0 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
1,100 accommodation establishments (+22)
62,400 rooms (+1,400)
153,000 beds (+3,000)
Room utilization 47.0 % (-0.3)
Unsold rooms 33,100
Bed utilization 32.6 % (-0.31)
7,400 apartments (+560)
1,700 private rooms (+250)
134 shared rooms (-17)
Apartment utilization 48.0 % (+2.3)
Unsold apartments 3,800
Registered room utilization
Website's user sessions by language
Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland