North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

July 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (June)
icon: star 39,400
25 %
icon: finland 38,800
18 %
icon: foreign 600
88 %
Top 3:
Estonia
195
36 %
Germany
102
93 %
United Kingdom
66
43 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (June)
icon: star 20,300
31 %
icon: finland 20,100
25 %
icon: foreign 178
94 %
Top 3:
Estonia
32
62 %
Sweden
19
90 %
Poland
19
64 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (June)
icon: star 1.5 mill.
38 %
Average prices:
Night
38.50 €
8.40 €
Room
99.40 €
0.50 €
RevPAR
46.00 €
1.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (June)
icon: establishment 50
15 %
icon: room 1,100
36 %
icon: bed 3,300
28 %
Weather icon
Weather (June)
icon: temperature 15.5 °C
1.3 °C
icon: rainfall 45 mm
10 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

39,400 registered bed nights (June)

In June 2020, 39,400 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-24.7 %), of which 38,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 18 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 88 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 25 percent from last year's June.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Estonia (195 nights).

32,400 nights (-19.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,900 nights (-42.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and June, 116,000 bed nights (-32.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 17,300 (-41.9 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 134,000 (-34.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.6 percent (June)

Total of 1.1 million bed nights (-52.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.0 million nights (-37.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 44,300 nights (-92.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 3.6 % (+1.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.7 % and foreign bed nights 1.4 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

20,300 tourists arrived to accommodation (June)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 31 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 99.1 percent were domestic, and 0.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.9 nights (+0.16) and foreigners 3.4 nights (+1.6).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

20,300 Russian travelers via eastern border (June)

A total of 20,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 4,800 (-94.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.6 %)
  • Imatra: 2,300 (-94.9 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,600 (-80.4 %)
  • Vartius: 1,500 (-81.7 %)
  • Kuusamo: 60 (-88.0 %)
  • Salla: 42 (-98.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-99.0 %)

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 1.5 million euro (June)

Registered accommodation sales in June were 1.5 million euro (-937,000).

Registered January-June sales were 7.3 million euro and they decreased 4.2 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2020
Amount
Change jan-June 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 99 € 0.5 % 102 € 7.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 46 € 2.7 % 36 € -11.7 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 39 € -17.9 %  55 € -3.4 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (June)

Registered Accommodation

50 accommodation establishments (-9)
1,100 rooms (-610)
3,300 beds (-1,300)

Room utilization 46.3 % (+1.0)
(for establishments in use)
Unsold rooms 590
Bed utilization 30.6 % (-1.1)

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

Karelia Expert Matkailupalvelu Oy
Länsikatu 15, 3B-rakennus, 80110 JOENSUU
040 487 4897, visitkarelia at visitkarelia.fi, visitkarelia.fi

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