Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2019

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.5 mill.
1 %
icon: finland 869,000
2 %
icon: foreign 678,000
1 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 771,000
1 %
icon: finland 506,000
1 %
icon: foreign 264,000
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 98.5 mill.
10 %
Average prices:
Night
63.70 €
4.90 €
Room
106.20 €
5.40 €
RevPAR
50.00 €
2.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,100
2 %
icon: room 62,500
2 %
icon: bed 154,000
2 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 19 %
Russia
34 %
China
16 %
Japan
13 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -8.8 °C
3.7 °C
icon: rainfall 47 mm
0 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 one percent

In January 2019, 1.5 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+1.3 %), of which 869,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 678,000 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.

973,000 nights (+2.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 574,000 nights (-0.6 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

771,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 65.7 percent were domestic, and 34.3 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 (-0.01).

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.

683,000 air travelers

The airport received a total of 683,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased two percent.

Of local passengers, 68.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 31.4 %.

In addition, there were 683,000 passengers departing the airport (+1.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.4 million (+1.5 %).

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).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

233,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 233,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 90.1 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 111.5 million euro

Total accommodation sales in January were 111.5 million euro (+10.2 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 11.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 98.5 million euro (+8.8 million) and non-registered sales 12.9 million euro (+1.3 million).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 128 € 16.2 % 
Adr (Registered) 106 € 5.3 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 67 € 20.8 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 64 € 8.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 50 € 4.9 %

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

Registered Accommodation

1,100 accommodation establishments (+26)
62,500 rooms (+1,500)
154,000 beds (+3,200)

Room utilization 47.1 % (-0.2)
Unsold rooms 33,100
Bed utilization 32.6 % (-0.3)

Airbnb and HomeAway

11,800 accommodation establishments (+186)
10,000 apartments (-16)
20,000 rooms (-174)

Apartment utilization 51.8 % (+2.0)
Unsold apartments 4,800

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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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