Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2019

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.

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 1.8 mill.
1 %
icon: finland 986,000
2 %
icon: foreign 787,000
0 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 875,000
1 %
icon: finland 537,000
1 %
icon: foreign 337,000
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 106.3 mill.
2 %
Average prices:
Night
60.00 €
0.40 €
Room
117.40 €
1.60 €
RevPAR
56.10 €
0.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,100
1 %
icon: room 63,500
1 %
icon: bed 156,000
2 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free (November)
icon: star 25 %
Russia
12 %
China
45 %
Japan
8 %

Temperature

Rainfall

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

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).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

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.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
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

Registered Accommodation

1,100 accommodation establishments (+16)
63,500 rooms (+780)
156,000 beds (-2,600)

Room utilization 47.8 % (+0.0)
Unsold rooms 33,200

Airbnb

9,400 apartments (+2,000)
1,900 private rooms (+165)
112 shared rooms (-22)

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

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