Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kuopio: Tourism in a nutshell
24,100 registered bed nights
In March 2020, 24,100 bed nights were recorded in Kuopio (-52.8 %), of which 22,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 51 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 69 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 53 percent from last year's March.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (970 nights).
15,500 nights (-54.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,600 nights (-49.6 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 101,000 bed nights (-16.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 15,000 (-22.5 %) for foreigners in Kuopio, in total 116,000 (-17.5 %) nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Bed nights by country of arrival
Bed nights comparison between regions
13,300 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 54 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 94.4 percent were domestic, and 5.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kuopio on average 1.8 nights (+0.09) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.35).
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 (-62.0 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
145,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 145,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 88.7 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 34,800 (-50.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 59,000 (-44.4 %)
- Imatra: 27,800 (-42.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 7,400 (-49.4 %)
- Niirala: 14,700 (-35.2 %)
- Vartius: 5,200 (-42.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 530 (+4.5 %)
- Salla: 1,400 (-56.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 1,100 (-66.2 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 59 percent
There was a total of 27,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 77.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 2.3 million euro
Total accommodation sales in March were 2.3 million euro (-1.2 million). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 33.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.5 million euro (-1.5 million) and non-registered sales 787,000 euro (+370,000).
Total January-March sales were 9.0 million euro and they decreased 364,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||161 €||22.9 %||150 €||8.7 %|
|Adr (Registered)||117 €||6.8 %||113 €||2.9 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||90 €||19.9 %||87 €||20.7 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||64 €||6.6 %||60 €||1.9 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||36 €||-48.6 %||52 €||-22.4 %|
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
20 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,500 rooms (+107)
3,800 beds (+160)
Room utilization 30.6 % (-33)
Unsold rooms 1,000
Bed utilization 21.8 % (-23)
Airbnb and Vrbo
390 accommodation establishments (+122)
360 apartments (+117)
730 rooms (+220)
Apartment utilization 55.9 % (-1.4)
Unsold apartments 158
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "kuopio"
Global Google searches for "kuopio + keyword"
Google searches for "kuopio" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in March was 8.54/10 (+0.4).
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions
Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research