North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 34,700
14 %
icon: finland 30,900
15 %
icon: foreign 3,800
1 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,200
52 %
Germany
650
42 %
United Kingdom
340
85 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 19,800
12 %
icon: finland 18,000
12 %
icon: foreign 1,800
4 %
Top 3:
Russia
680
44 %
Germany
280
22 %
United Kingdom
139
121 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 2.1 mill.
10 %
Average prices:
Night
59.80 €
1.90 €
Room
103.80 €
4.90 €
RevPAR
49.60 €
4.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 46
2 %
icon: room 1,400
2 %
icon: bed 3,700
1 %

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 14 percent (February)

In February 2020, 34,700 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+13.7 %), of which 30,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 15 percent and foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, bed nights increased 14 percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,200 nights).

25,200 nights (+27.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,500 nights (-12.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 50,800 bed nights (+11.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,500 (-2.6 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 61,200 (+8.5 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.9 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 North Karelia out of total bed nights was 1.9 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.6 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

19,800 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 12 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 90.7 percent were domestic, and 9.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (+0.04) and foreigners 2.1 nights (-0.05).

2,500 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 2,500 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 56 percent.

Of local passengers, 10.8 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 89.2 %.

In addition, there were 2,100 passengers departing the airport (-62.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 4,600.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)

Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)

Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)

Departing passengers to (Joensuu)

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 2.1 million euro (February)

Registered accommodation sales in February were 2.1 million euro (+191,000).

Registered January-February sales were 3.6 million euro and they increased 185,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 104 € 5.0 % 98 € 5.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 60 € -3.1 % 59 € -2.9 %
Revpar (Registered) 50 € 8.8 % 42 € 4.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (February)

Registered Accommodation

46 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,400 rooms (+28)
3,700 beds (+48)

Room utilization 47.8 % (+1.7)
Unsold rooms 750

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

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


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