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Accommodation and Travel Stats


North Karelia, September 2021

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (August)
icon: star 61,700
3 %
icon: finland 57,500
2 %
icon: foreign 4,200
27 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (August)
icon: star 32,500
4 %
icon: finland 30,800
5 %
icon: foreign 1,700
48 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (August)
icon: star 3.3 mill. €
22 %
Average prices:
Night
53.30 €
8.20 €
Room
103.80 €
7.20 €
RevPAR
61.60 €
14.90 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (August)
icon: establishment 60
0 %
icon: room 1,600
11 %
icon: bed 4,300
9 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending (August)
icon: foreign 1.2 mill. €
47 %
Daily Visitors
278,000 €
Overnight Visitors
971,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 7.2 °C
3.1 °C
icon: rainfall 46 mm
47 mm

Registered bed nights increased three percent (August)

In August 2021, 61,700 registered bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+3.0 %), of which 57,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,200 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased two percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 27 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased three percent from last year's August.

50,300 nights (-0.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,400 nights (+21.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 315,000 registered bed nights (+14.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,100 (-57.0 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 325,000 (+9.1 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.0 percent (August)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+23.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+17.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 264,000 nights (+77.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 3.0 % (-0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.2 % and foreign bed nights 1.6 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

32,500 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.7 percent were domestic, and 5.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.9 nights (+0.13) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.4).

630 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 630 passengers.

Of local passengers, 0.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.4 %.

In addition, there were 720 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1,300.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)

Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)

Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)

Departing passengers to (Joensuu)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 290 percent (August)

There was a total of 2,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 56.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (August)

The number of foreign visitors in August was 11,700 (+47.5 %). Out of them 5,700 were on a daytrip and 6,100 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and August was 34,100 (-70.2 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in North Karelia in August was 1.2 million euro (107 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 971,000 euro and day visitors 278,000 euro. Between January and August the consumption was 3.3 million euro.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 134 € -9.1 % 135 € -19.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 75 € -30.8 % 81 € -27.7 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

450 accommodation establishments (-106)
400 apartments (-96)
820 rooms (-220)

Apartment utilization 55.0 % (-17)
Unsold apartments 181

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "north karelia + keyword"

Google searches for "north karelia" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research, Tak Research

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