North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

February 2019

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 30,600
4 %
icon: finland 26,800
4 %
icon: foreign 3,800
1 %
Top 3:
Russia
810
25 %
Germany
450
14 %
Austria
230
437 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 17,700
4 %
icon: finland 16,000
5 %
icon: foreign 1,800
3 %
Top 3:
Russia
470
17 %
Germany
230
23 %
Austria
210
905 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.9 mill.
10 %
Average prices:
Night
61.70 €
3.50 €
Room
98.90 €
4.00 €
RevPAR
45.60 €
2.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 47
0 %
icon: room 1,400
2 %
icon: bed 3,700
2 %

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 four percent

In February 2019, 30,600 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+3.8 %), of which 26,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights increased one percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's February.

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

19,700 nights (+3.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 10,800 nights (+4.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 45,700 bed nights (+1.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,700 (+6.1 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 56,400 (+2.5 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.8 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (+2.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+2.8 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 601,000 nights (+0.4 %) 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 2.4 % and foreign bed nights 0.6 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

17,700 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 90.1 percent were domestic, and 9.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (-0.02) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.09).

4,600 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 4,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased one percent.

Of local passengers, 0.7 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.3 %.

In addition, there were 4,500 passengers departing the airport (+3.3 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 9,000.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Joensuu)

Arriving passengers from (Joensuu)

Passengers on transfers from (Joensuu)

Departing passengers to (Joensuu)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

205,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 205,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 82.1 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 49,000 (-10.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 76,000 (+8.9 %)
  • Imatra: 31,900 (-13.5 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 11,600 (+18.2 %)
  • Niirala: 17,600 (-0.9 %)
  • Vartius: 6,900 (-7.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 420 (+16.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,200 (-19.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,100 (-17.7 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 11 percent

There was a total of 40,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.9 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in February were 1.9 million euro (+173,000).

Registered January-February sales were 3.4 million euro and they increased 220,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2019
Amount
Change jan-February 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 99 € 4.3 % 93 € 0.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 62 € 6.1 % 61 € 4.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 46 € 6.6 % 40 € 3.1 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

47 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,400 rooms (+27)
3,700 beds (+82)

Room utilization 46.1 % (+1.0)
Unsold rooms 760
Bed utilization 26.4 % (-2.9)

Registered room utilization

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


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