Kuopio
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2020

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

24,300 registered bed nights (March)

In March 2020, 24,300 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (-52.4 %), of which 22,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,900 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 51 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 66 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 52 percent from last year's March.

15,600 nights (-54.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,700 nights (-49.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 101,000 bed nights (-16.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 15,100 (-21.5 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 116,000 (-17.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.5 percent (March)

Total of 989,000 bed nights (-46.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 722,000 nights (-44.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 267,000 nights (-53.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kuopio out of total bed nights was 2.5 % (-0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.7 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

13,300 tourists arrived to accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 54 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 94.1 percent were domestic, and 5.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.8 nights (+0.09) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.23).

2,100 international congress guests in 2019

The number of international congress quests increased six percent from the previous year.

There was a total of 35 congresses organized (+2.0) in 2019.

34 air travelers

The airport received a total of 34 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 100 percent.

Of local passengers, 0.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 100.0 %.

In addition, there were 47 passengers departing the airport (-99.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 81.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

20,100 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 20,100 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 4,300 (-93.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 5,800 (-94.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,500 (-94.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,700 (-78.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-79.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 77 (-76.5 %)
  • Salla: 24 (-99.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2020
Amount
Change jan-April 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 163 € 26.2 %  147 € 8.3 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 83 € 13.4 %  86 € 17.9 % 

Tax free sales +19.8 % (January)

Tax free sales increased 20 percent from the previous year.

(Russians +19.9 %, Chinese -90.7 %, Japanese -6.3 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and HomeAway

370 accommodation establishments (+92)
350 apartments (+92)
720 rooms (+200)

Apartment utilization 50.8 % (-5.7)
Unsold apartments 171

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in April was 8.53/10 (+0.39).

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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