Finland
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 2.4 mill.
4 %
icon: finland 1.6 mill.
4 %
icon: foreign 786,000
4 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 1.3 mill.
3 %
icon: finland 957,000
4 %
icon: foreign 388,000
2 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 132.1 mill.
9 %
Average prices:
Night
54.80 €
2.80 €
Room
104.10 €
5.70 €
RevPAR
59.20 €
4.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 1,300
0 %
icon: room 70,100
2 %
icon: bed 175,000
1 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 34 %
China
53 %
Russia
14 %
Japan
25 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 14.6 °C
1.6 °C
icon: rainfall 57 mm
10 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 four percent

In August 2019, 2.4 million bed nights were recorded in Finland (+3.9 %), of which 1.6 million nights were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights increased four percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's August.

1.7 million nights (+6.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 721,000 nights (-1.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 11.4 million bed nights (+4.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4.9 million (+2.0 %) for foreigners in Finland, in total 16.3 million (+3.6 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

1.3 million tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 71.1 percent were domestic, and 28.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Finland on average 1.7 nights (+0.0) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.05).

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.

712,000 air travelers

The airport received a total of 712,000 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased three percent.

Of local passengers, 78.3 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 21.1 %.

In addition, there were 737,000 passengers departing the airport (+3.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.4 million (+3.3 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

1.1 million passengers by ferries

There were 1.1 million arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased three percent. The number of departing passengers was 1.1 million (+3.8 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (491,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
  • Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 45 percent

There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 156.1 million euro

Total accommodation sales in August were 156.1 million euro (+18.8 million). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 15.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 132.1 million euro (+11.3 million) and non-registered sales 23.9 million euro (+7.5 million).

Total January-August sales were 1.1 billion euro and they increased 108.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 115 € 8.4 % 114 € 6.7 %
Adr (Registered) 104 € 5.8 % 106 € 5.7 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 80 € 18.3 %  69 € 15.1 % 
Revpar (Registered) 59 € 8.1 % 56 € 6.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 55 € 5.3 % 57 € 5.9 %

Tax free sales +33.8 %

Tax free sales increased 34 percent from the previous year.

(Russians +13.8 %, Chinese +53.2 %, Japanese +24.6 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

1,300 accommodation establishments (+1)
70,100 rooms (+1,200)
175,000 beds (+2,400)

Room utilization 56.8 % (+1.2)
Unsold rooms 30,300
Bed utilization 40.9 % (+1.2)

Airbnb and HomeAway

15,400 accommodation establishments (+2,200)
13,300 apartments (+2,100)
25,900 rooms (+4,500)

Apartment utilization 69.8 % (+5.8)
Unsold apartments 4,000

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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