Helsinki
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.

Helsinki: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (November)
icon: star 366,000
9 %
icon: finland 204,000
12 %
icon: foreign 163,000
6 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (November)
icon: star 225,000
8 %
icon: finland 138,000
10 %
icon: foreign 87,400
6 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (November)
icon: star 33.8 mill.
16 %
Average prices:
Night
92.30 €
4.90 €
Room
132.00 €
7.90 €
RevPAR
104.10 €
3.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (November)
icon: establishment 74
3 %
icon: room 10,800
12 %
icon: bed 21,400
11 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free (November)
icon: star 36 %
China
47 %
Russia
9 %
Japan
13 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 2.6 °C
3.4 °C
icon: rain 76 mm
33 mm

Temperature

Rainfall

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.

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

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

504,000 passengers by ferries (October)

There were 504,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased four percent. The number of departing passengers was 503,000 (+6.8 %). Most arrivals were from Estonia (365,000 arrivals).

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

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.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
November 2019
Amount
Change jan-November 2019
Amount
Change
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)

Registered Accommodation

74 accommodation establishments (+2)
10,800 rooms (+1,100)
21,400 beds (+2,200)

Room utilization 78.8 % (-2.2)
Unsold rooms 2,300

Airbnb

2,200 apartments (+350)
340 private rooms (-41)
27 shared rooms (-12)

Apartment utilization 69.6 % (+2.7)
Unsold apartments 650

Registered room utilization

Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Statistics Finland

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