Accommodation and Travel Stats
Helsinki: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased nine percent (November)
In November 2019, 366,000 bed nights were recorded in Helsinki (+9.5 %), of which 204,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 163,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 12 percent and foreign bed nights increased six percent. In total, bed nights increased nine percent from last year's November.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (17,800 nights).
Between January and November, 1.9 million bed nights (+12.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 2.2 million (+4.9 %) for foreigners in Helsinki, in total 4.2 million (+8.2 %) nights.
169,000 nights (+13.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 197,000 nights (+6.5 %) by business visitors.
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
Market share 23.5 percent (November)
Total of 1.6 million bed nights (+4.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+5.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 453,000 nights (+3.4 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Helsinki out of total bed nights was 23.5 % (+1.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 18.4 % and foreign bed nights 35.9 %.
Bed nights comparison between regions
225,000 tourists arrived to accommodation (November)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 61.2 percent were domestic, and 38.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Helsinki on average 1.5 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 1.9 nights (+0.01).
46,800 international congress guests in 2018
The number of international congress quests decreased 35 percent from the previous year.
There was a total of 330 congresses organized (-38) in 2018.
1.1 million air travelers (November)
The airport received a total of 1.1 million passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent. 308,000 travelers were transferring planes (+11.7 %) and 790,000 were local passengers (+1.6 %).
Of local passengers, 84.3 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 15.7 %. For transferring passengers, the share of travelers arriving from abroad was 85.0 %.
In addition, there were 495,000 passengers departing the airport (-3.7 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1.6 million (+1.6 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
390,000 passengers by ferries (November)
There were 390,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased one percent. The number of departing passengers was 396,000 (+0.7 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (310,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Accommodation sales 37.1 million euro (November)
Total accommodation sales in November were 37.1 million euro (+5.9 million). The share of Airbnb was 9.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 33.8 million euro (+4.5 million) and Airbnb sales 3.3 million euro (+1.3 million).
Total January-November sales were 361.8 million euro and they increased 45.9 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||132 €||6.4 %||123 €||6.1 %|
|Adr (Airbnb)||104 €||23.2 %||97 €||13.2 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||104 €||3.5 %||94 €||4.3 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||92 €||5.6 %||€|
|Revpar (Airbnb)||73 €||28.1 %||70 €||17.9 %|
Tax free sales +36.3 % (November)
Tax free sales increased 36 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +9.3 %, Chinese +47.2 %, Japanese -13.1 %)
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (November)
74 accommodation establishments (+2)
10,800 rooms (+1,100)
21,400 beds (+2,200)
Room utilization 78.8 % (-2.2)
Unsold rooms 2,300
2,200 apartments (+350)
340 private rooms (-41)
27 shared rooms (-12)
Apartment utilization 69.6 % (+2.7)
Unsold apartments 650