North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2019

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.

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (November)
icon: star 28,400
7 %
icon: finland 24,100
8 %
icon: foreign 4,400
4 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (November)
icon: star 18,900
8 %
icon: finland 17,200
9 %
icon: foreign 1,700
0 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (November)
icon: star 1.8 mill.
6 %
Average prices:
Night
63.10 €
0.90 €
Room
93.30 €
1.70 €
RevPAR
42.50 €
2.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (November)
icon: establishment 45
0 %
icon: room 1,400
0 %
icon: bed 3,600
2 %

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased seven percent (November)

In November 2019, 28,400 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+7.3 %), of which 24,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased eight percent and foreign bed nights increased four percent. In total, bed nights increased seven percent from last year's November.

Between January and November, 413,000 bed nights (+9.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 67,600 (+0.1 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 480,000 (+8.2 %) nights.

16,800 nights (+21.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,700 nights (-8.6 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.8 percent (November)

Total of 1.6 million bed nights (+4.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+5.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 453,000 nights (+3.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 1.8 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.2 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

18,900 tourists arrived to accommodation (November)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 90.8 percent were domestic, and 9.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.4 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.11).

5,100 air travelers (November, Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 5,100 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased six percent.

Of local passengers, 0.0 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 100.0 %.

In addition, there were 5,100 passengers departing the airport (-7.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 10,200.

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 14 percent (November)

A total of 320,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 82.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 74,800 (+12.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 119,000 (+20.8 %)
  • Imatra: 54,300 (+17.1 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 15,700 (+28.0 %)
  • Niirala: 23,500 (+10.1 %)
  • Vartius: 8,900 (+4.4 %)
  • Kuusamo: 530 (+41.1 %)
  • Salla: 3,700 (+11.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,300 (+30.0 %)

Russian visa applications decreased six percent (November)

There was a total of 55,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 76.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.8 million euro (November)

Registered accommodation sales in November were 1.8 million euro (+98,300).

Registered January-November sales were 24.1 million euro and they increased 1.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
November 2019
Amount
Change jan-November 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 93 € 1.8 % 96 € 3.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 63 € -1.4 % 50 € -2.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 42 € 5.2 % 46 € 6.7 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (November)

45 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,400 rooms (-4)
3,600 beds (+72)

Room utilization 45.5 % (+1.4)
Unsold rooms 750

Registered room utilization

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


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