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Accommodation and Travel Stats


North Karelia, June 2022

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (May)
icon: star 37,800
45 %
icon: finland 34,700
35 %
icon: foreign 3,100
602 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (May)
icon: star 20,900
41 %
icon: finland 19,800
35 %
icon: foreign 1,200
389 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (May)
icon: star 2.7 mill. €
76 %
Average prices:
Night
70.60 €
12.50 €
Room
101.70 €
1.70 €
RevPAR
51.10 €
14.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (May)
icon: establishment 56
6 %
icon: room 1,600
22 %
icon: bed 4,300
19 %
utilization icon
Utilization (May)
icon: room 50 %
37 %
icon: bed 27 %
25 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 15.4 °C
3.0 °C
icon: rainfall 82 mm
27 mm

Registered bed nights increased 45 percent (May)

In May 2022, 37,800 registered bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+44.7 %), of which 34,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,100 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 35 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 600 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 45 percent from last year's May.

21,500 nights (+14.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,300 nights (+122.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and May, 132,000 registered bed nights (+28.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,600 (+347.9 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 142,000 (+35.9 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.4 percent (May)

Total of 1.6 million registered bed nights (+82.8 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+58.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 323,000 nights (+350.5 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 2.4 % (-0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.8 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

20,900 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (May)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 41 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.4 percent were domestic, and 5.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During May, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.8 nights (0.0) and foreigners 2.6 nights (+0.8).

1,300 air travelers (May, Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 1,300 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 570 percent.

Of local passengers, 11.4 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 88.6 %.

In addition, there were 1,500 passengers departing the airport (+738.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,700 (+648.9 %).

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 36 percent (May)

A total of 32,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 76.2 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 15,300 (+117.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 9,300 (+27.1 %)
  • Imatra: 370 (-88.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 5.0 (-75.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,700 (+29.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+59.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 8.0 (+100.0 %)
  • Salla: 175 (+243.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 63 (+152.0 %)

Russian visa applications increased 920 percent (April)

There was a total of 11,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.5 million euro (May)

Total accommodation sales in May were 3.5 million euro (+1.2 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 23.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.7 million euro (+1.2 million) and non-registered sales 818,000 euro (+33,400).

Total January-May sales were 12.8 million euro and they increased 3.5 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
May 2022
Amount
Change jan-May 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 145 € -1.4 % 140 € 2.7 %
Adr (Registered) 102 € 1.7 % 108 € 7.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 91 € 20.6 % 79 € 2.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 71 € 21.5 % 68 € 18.7 %
Revpar (Registered) 51 € 39.0 % 44 € 33.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (May)

Registered Accommodation

56 accommodation establishments (+3)
1,600 rooms (+280)
4,300 beds (+690)

Room utilization 50.3 % (+14)
Unsold rooms 790
Bed utilization 27.3 % (+5.4)

Airbnb and Vrbo

470 accommodation establishments (-34)
410 apartments (-40)
840 rooms (-83)

Apartment utilization 62.1 % (+12)
Unsold apartments 155

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

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 Research

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