Kuopio
Accommodation and Travel Stats

February 2019

Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 50,900
4 %
icon: finland 46,400
4 %
icon: foreign 4,600
2 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,500
18 %
Netherlands
660
249 %
Estonia
570
2 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 27,900
3 %
icon: finland 26,000
3 %
icon: foreign 1,900
6 %
Top 3:
Netherlands
480
436 %
Russia
370
31 %
Germany
280
111 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.9 mill.
14 %
Average prices:
Night
57.30 €
5.20 €
Room
113.90 €
10.90 €
RevPAR
77.90 €
19.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 21
9 %
icon: room 1,400
9 %
icon: bed 3,600
8 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 36 %
Russia
38 %
Japan
100 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -4.1 °C
7.6 °C
icon: rain 43 mm
34 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 four percent

In February 2019, 50,900 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (+3.5 %), of which 46,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights increased two percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,500 nights).

34,800 nights (+2.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,100 nights (+5.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 76,000 bed nights (+1.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 13,700 (-6.5 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 89,700 (-0.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.0 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (+2.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+2.8 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 601,000 nights (+0.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kuopio out of total bed nights was 3.0 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

27,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

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

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.8 nights (+0.01) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.08).

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.

9,300 air travelers

The airport received a total of 9,300 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased five percent.

Of local passengers, 9.4 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 90.6 %.

In addition, there were 9,300 passengers departing the airport (-4.5 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 18,600.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

205,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 205,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 82.1 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 49,000 (-10.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 76,000 (+8.9 %)
  • Imatra: 31,900 (-13.5 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 11,600 (+18.2 %)
  • Niirala: 17,600 (-0.9 %)
  • Vartius: 6,900 (-7.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 420 (+16.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,200 (-19.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,100 (-17.7 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 11 percent

There was a total of 40,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.2 million euro

Total accommodation sales in February were 3.2 million euro (+119,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 10.0 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.9 million euro (+355,000) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 293,000 euro (-236,000).

Total January-February sales were 5.9 million euro and they increased 216,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2019
Amount
Change jan-February 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 140 € -8.5 % 163 € 7.4 %
Adr (Registered) 114 € 10.6 %  109 € 8.5 %
Revpar (Registered) 78 € 33.1 %  65 € 26.3 % 
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 66 € -25.6 %  80 € 0.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 57 € 10.0 % 58 € 10.0 % 

Tax free sales -36.3 %

Tax free sales decreased 36 percent from the previous year.

(Russians -38.1 %, Japanese -100.0 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

21 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,400 rooms (-143)
3,600 beds (-300)

Room utilization 68.4 % (+12)
Unsold rooms 430

Airbnb and HomeAway

210 apartments (-44)
21 private rooms (+7)
1.0 shared rooms (+1)

Apartment utilization 46.8 % (-11)
Unsold apartments 113

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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