North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (November)
icon: star 23,500
17 %
icon: finland 18,300
24 %
icon: foreign 5,200
23 %
Top 3:
Germany
810
211 %
Russia
480
61 %
Lithuania
330
879 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (November)
icon: star 11,900
37 %
icon: finland 11,000
36 %
icon: foreign 870
49 %
Top 3:
Germany
132
48 %
Russia
63
91 %
France
59
157 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (November)
icon: star 1.6 mill. €
10 %
Average prices:
Night
69.80 €
5.50 €
Room
105.70 €
11.00 €
RevPAR
38.00 €
6.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (November)
icon: establishment 43
4 %
icon: room 1,400
6 %
icon: bed 3,600
2 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending (November)
icon: foreign 653,000 €
49 %
Daily Visitors
135,000 €
Overnight Visitors
517,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -2.5 °C
1.0 °C
icon: rainfall 44 mm
36 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

23,500 registered bed nights (November)

In November 2020, 23,500 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-16.8 %), of which 18,300 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 5,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 24 percent and foreign bed nights increased 23 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 17 percent from last year's November.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (810 nights).

12,500 nights (-24.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,000 nights (-5.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and November, 348,000 bed nights (-15.8 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 30,600 (-54.7 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 378,000 (-21.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.9 percent (November)

Total of 815,000 bed nights (-47.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 728,000 nights (-34.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 87,200 nights (-80.9 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 2.9 % (+1.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.5 % and foreign bed nights 6.0 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

11,900 tourists arrived to accommodation (November)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 37 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 92.7 percent were domestic, and 7.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (+0.26) and foreigners 6.0 nights (+3.5).

71 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 71 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 98 percent.

Of local passengers, 14.1 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 85.9 %.

In addition, there were 440 passengers departing the airport (-89.1 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 510 (-93.9 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)

Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)

Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)

Departing passengers to (Joensuu)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

25,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 25,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,400 (-92.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,800 (-94.5 %)
  • Imatra: 3,500 (-94.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,300 (-79.2 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (-81.5 %)
  • Kuusamo: 111 (-85.0 %)
  • Salla: 54 (-98.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 35 (-98.9 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent

There was a total of 670 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 48.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (November)

The number of foreign visitors in November was 6,000 (-49.2 %). Out of them 2,800 were on a daytrip and 3,200 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and November was 124,000 (-58.2 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in North Karelia in November was 653,000 euro (109 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 517,000 euro and day visitors 135,000 euro. Between January and November the consumption was 10.9 million euro.

Accommodation sales 1.6 million euro (November)

Registered accommodation sales in November were 1.6 million euro (-178,000).

Registered January-November sales were 18.9 million euro and they decreased 5.4 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
November 2020
Amount
Change jan-November 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 106 € 11.6 % 102 € 5.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 70 € 8.5 % 50 € -1.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 38 € -13.9 % 43 € -7.6 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (November)

Registered Accommodation

43 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,400 rooms (+81)
3,600 beds (+69)

Room utilization 36.0 % (-11)
Unsold rooms 920
Bed utilization 22.3 % (-5.9)

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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