Kuopio
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2018

Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 34,400
10 %
icon: finland 31,400
10 %
icon: foreign 3,000
5 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,700
10 %
Estonia
290
11 %
United Kingdom
173
128 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 20,400
13 %
icon: finland 19,000
14 %
icon: foreign 1,400
8 %
Top 3:
Russia
760
13 %
Estonia
127
49 %
United Kingdom
71
45 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.9 mill.
2 %
Average prices:
Night
54.20 €
6.10 €
Room
103.30 €
5.60 €
RevPAR
45.30 €
3.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 20
9 %
icon: room 1,300
10 %
icon: bed 3,500
8 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 6 %
Russia
10 %
China
799 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -5.0 °C
3.2 °C
icon: rainfall 36 mm
93 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 and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

34,400 registered bed nights

In December 2018, 34,400 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (-9.8 %), of which 31,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 10 percent and foreign bed nights decreased five percent. In total, bed nights decreased 10 percent from last year's December.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,700 nights).

25,200 nights (-6.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,300 nights (-17.5 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 475,000 bed nights (-2.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 59,000 (+7.1 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 534,000 (-1.5 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.0 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+3.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 967,000 nights (-0.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights (+7.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kuopio out of total bed nights was 2.0 % (-0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.3 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

20,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 13 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 93.1 percent were domestic, and 6.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.7 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.05).

2,000 international congress guests in 2018

The number of international congress quests increased 46 percent from the previous year.

There was a total of 33 congresses organized (+16) in 2018.

8,800 air travelers

The airport received a total of 8,800 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased nine percent.

Of local passengers, 10.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 89.3 %.

In addition, there were 8,300 passengers departing the airport (-10.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 17,000 (-9.2 %).

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 four percent

A total of 293,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 90.8 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 84,800 (-2.8 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 109,000 (+15.0 %)
  • Imatra: 55,700 (-4.4 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 16,400 (-0.2 %)
  • Niirala: 25,100 (+10.3 %)
  • Vartius: 10,200 (-0.5 %)
  • Kuusamo: 630 (+15.3 %)
  • Salla: 3,700 (-17.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+0.7 %)

Russian visa applications decreased seven percent

There was a total of 64,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 73.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.2 million euro

Total accommodation sales in December were 2.2 million euro (+122,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 16.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.9 million euro (+29,700) and non-registered sales 374,000 euro (+92,300).

Total January-December sales were 33.5 million euro and they increased 3.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2018
Amount
Change jan-December 2018
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 145 € 10.9 %  124 € 14.1 % 
Adr (Registered) 103 € 5.8 % 101 € 2.1 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 81 € 42.0 %  63 € 27.0 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 54 € 12.7 %  54 € 3.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 45 € 8.2 % 52 € 3.4 %

Tax free sales +5.9 %

Tax free sales increased six percent from the previous year.

(Russians +9.9 %, Chinese +799.3 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

20 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,300 rooms (-148)
3,500 beds (-320)

Room utilization 43.9 % (+1.0)
Unsold rooms 740
Bed utilization 32.2 % (-0.9)

Airbnb and HomeAway

260 accommodation establishments (+30)
230 apartments (+20)
490 rooms (+60)

Apartment utilization 55.8 % (+12)
Unsold apartments 102

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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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, Tak Research

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