North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 37,600
8 %
icon: finland 36,800
3 %
icon: foreign 790
84 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 21,800
5 %
icon: finland 21,400
3 %
icon: foreign 400
82 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.1 mill. €
16 %
Average prices:
Night
55.20 €
5.00 €
Room
100.70 €
3.10 €
RevPAR
43.40 €
8.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 51
2 %
icon: room 1,500
2 %
icon: bed 4,100
2 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending
icon: foreign 290,000 €
82 %
Daily Visitors
60,300 €
Overnight Visitors
229,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 10.2 °C
1.2 °C
icon: rainfall 93 mm
35 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

37,600 registered bed nights

In September 2020, 37,600 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-7.9 %), of which 36,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 790 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased three percent and foreign bed nights decreased 84 percent. In total, bed nights decreased eight percent from last year's September.

28,400 nights (+12.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,300 nights (-40.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 297,000 bed nights (-17.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 23,700 (-60.0 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 321,000 (-23.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.0 percent

Total of 1.2 million bed nights (-32.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (-12.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 87,000 nights (-83.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 3.0 % (+0.8 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.2 % and foreign bed nights 0.9 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

21,800 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased five percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 98.2 percent were domestic, and 1.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.21).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

23,800 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 23,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,300 (-90.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.0 %)
  • Imatra: 3,300 (-92.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,900 (-76.1 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (-75.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 44 (-89.8 %)
  • Salla: 66 (-97.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 34 (-98.6 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent

There was a total of 610 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 60.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption

The number of foreign visitors in September was 2,700 (-82.5 %). Out of them 1,200 were on a daytrip and 1,400 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and September was 115,000 (-57.0 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in North Karelia in September was 290,000 euro (109 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 229,000 euro and day visitors 60,300 euro. Between January and September the consumption was 9.9 million euro.

Accommodation sales 2.1 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in September were 2.1 million euro (-381,000).

Registered January-September sales were 15.4 million euro and they decreased 4.9 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 101 € 3.2 % 102 € 5.7 %
Bed Night (Registered) 55 € -8.3 % 48 € -1.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 43 € -15.6 %  44 € -5.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

51 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,500 rooms (+33)
4,100 beds (+69)

Room utilization 43.1 % (-9.6)
Unsold rooms 880
Bed utilization 27.7 % (-3.8)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "north karelia + keyword"

Google searches for "north karelia" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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, Tak Border Research

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

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