Accommodation and Travel Stats
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Registered bed nights increased one percent
In December 2019, 1.8 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+0.9 %), of which 986,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 787,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased less than one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's December.
1.3 million nights (+1.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 512,000 nights (-0.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and December, 16.1 million bed nights (+4.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 7.0 million (+2.9 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 23.1 million (+3.9 %) nights.
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
875,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 61.4 percent were domestic, and 38.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.8 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 2.3 nights (+0.01).
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.
1.1 million air travelers
The airport received a total of 1.1 million passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased less than one percent.
Of local passengers, 73.2 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 26.8 %.
In addition, there were 784,000 passengers departing the airport (-5.2 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.9 million.
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
682,000 passengers by ferries
There were 682,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port decreased five percent. The number of departing passengers was 688,000 (-5.3 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (358,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
311,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 311,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 83,100 (-2.1 %)
- Nuijamaa: 124,000 (+13.2 %)
- Imatra: 60,900 (+9.4 %)
- Niirala: 25,500 (+1.9 %)
- Vartius: 10,100 (-0.2 %)
- Kuusamo: 740 (+17.2 %)
- Salla: 3,400 (-7.7 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (-1.4 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 12 percent
There was a total of 56,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 72.6 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 122.9 million euro
Total accommodation sales in December were 122.9 million euro (+8.0 million). The share of Airbnb was 15.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 106.3 million euro (+1.7 million) and Airbnb sales 16.6 million euro (+6.4 million).
Total January-December sales were 1.5 billion euro and they increased 164.0 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Airbnb)||220 €||88.6 %||101 €||5.6 %|
|Adr (Registered)||117 €||1.4 %||107 €||6.0 %|
|Revpar (Airbnb)||69 €||6.1 %||59 €||9.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||60 €||0.7 %||59 €||6.3 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||56 €||1.2 %||56 €||7.6 %|
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
1,100 accommodation establishments (+16)
63,500 rooms (+780)
156,000 beds (-2,600)
Room utilization 47.8 % (+0.0)
Unsold rooms 33,200
9,400 apartments (+2,000)
1,900 private rooms (+165)
112 shared rooms (-22)
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