Kuopio
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 51,900
2 %
icon: finland 47,400
2 %
icon: foreign 4,400
3 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,600
7 %
Estonia
830
44 %
Germany
440
14 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 25,800
8 %
icon: finland 24,200
7 %
icon: foreign 1,600
16 %
Top 3:
Russia
390
7 %
Germany
270
4 %
Estonia
230
23 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 3.0 mill.
2 %
Average prices:
Night
57.40 €
0.00 €
Room
111.80 €
2.10 €
RevPAR
67.20 €
10.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 21
0 %
icon: room 1,500
8 %
icon: bed 3,900
7 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free (January)
icon: star 20 %
Russia
20 %
Japan
6 %
China
91 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -0.4 °C
1.7 °C
icon: rain 38 mm
4 mm

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

Registered bed nights increased two percent (February)

In February 2020, 51,900 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (+1.8 %), of which 47,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased three percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,600 nights).

35,800 nights (+2.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,100 nights (-0.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 78,800 bed nights (+3.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 13,200 (-3.3 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 92,000 (+2.6 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.8 percent (February)

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+7.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+10.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 613,000 nights (+1.9 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kuopio out of total bed nights was 2.8 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.8 % and foreign bed nights 0.7 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

25,800 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 93.7 percent were domestic, and 6.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 2.0 nights (+0.18) and foreigners 2.8 nights (+0.37).

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.

4,600 air travelers

The airport received a total of 4,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 58 percent.

Of local passengers, 13.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 86.3 %.

In addition, there were 3,700 passengers departing the airport (-66.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 8,400.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 24 percent (February)

A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
  • Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
  • Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)

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.

Accommodation sales 3.7 million euro (February)

Total accommodation sales in February were 3.7 million euro (+480,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 24.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.0 million euro (+55,700) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 718,000 euro (+425,000).

Total January-February sales were 6.9 million euro and they increased 943,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 144 € 2.4 % 152 € -7.2 %
Adr (Registered) 112 € -1.8 % 110 € 0.8 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 95 € 44.7 %  94 € 16.9 % 
Revpar (Registered) 67 € -13.8 %  59 € -9.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 57 € 0.1 % 59 € 0.7 %

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 (February)

Registered Accommodation

21 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,500 rooms (+112)
3,900 beds (+260)

Room utilization 60.1 % (-8.3)
Unsold rooms 590

Airbnb and HomeAway

320 apartments (+108)
30 private rooms (+9)
0.0 shared rooms (-1)

Apartment utilization 66.1 % (+19)
Unsold apartments 109

Registered room utilization

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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