Joensuu Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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Joensuu Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 22,200
9 %
icon: finland 18,100
1 %
icon: foreign 4,100
37 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,000
37 %
United Kingdom
330
147 %
Germany
330
73 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 12,900
3 %
icon: finland 11,000
6 %
icon: foreign 1,900
13 %
Top 3:
Russia
650
11 %
Germany
210
47 %
United Kingdom
145
96 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.4 mill.
13 %
Average prices:
Night
65.00 €
2.40 €
Room
96.10 €
5.80 €
RevPAR
53.00 €
8.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 21
0 %
icon: room 840
1 %
icon: bed 2,100
2 %

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.

Temperature

Rainfall

22,200 registered bed nights

In March 2019, 22,200 bed nights were recorded in Joensuu Region (-9.3 %), of which 18,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,100 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased one percent and foreign bed nights decreased 37 percent. In total, bed nights decreased nine percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,000 nights).

12,800 nights (-16.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,400 nights (+2.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 47,900 bed nights (+2.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,400 (-22.3 %) for foreigners in Joensuu Region, in total 58,300 (-3.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.2 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Joensuu Region out of total bed nights was 1.2 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.4 % and foreign bed nights 0.7 %.

12,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 85.6 percent were domestic, and 14.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Joensuu Region on average 1.6 nights (-0.09) and foreigners 2.2 nights (-0.83).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent

A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
  • Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
  • Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)

Russian visa applications increased 32 percent

There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.4 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in March were 1.4 million euro (-206,000).

Registered January-March sales were 3.8 million euro and they decreased 99,800 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 96 € -5.7 % 92 € -2.2 %
Bed Night (Registered) 65 € -3.5 % 65 € 0.5 %
Revpar (Registered) 53 € -13.5 %  48 € -5.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

21 accommodation establishments (+0)
840 rooms (+8)
2,100 beds (+47)

Room utilization 55.1 % (-5.0)
Unsold rooms 380

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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