North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2019

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 40,800
5 %
icon: finland 35,800
10 %
icon: foreign 5,000
21 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,200
6 %
Germany
700
16 %
Estonia
440
31 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 23,000
3 %
icon: finland 20,700
4 %
icon: foreign 2,300
1 %
Top 3:
Russia
590
4 %
Germany
320
6 %
Sweden
145
54 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.5 mill.
22 %
Average prices:
Night
60.20 €
8.60 €
Room
97.60 €
8.40 €
RevPAR
51.40 €
10.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 50
4 %
icon: room 1,500
3 %
icon: bed 4,100
2 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 9.0 °C
1.8 °C
icon: rainfall 58 mm
41 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

Registered bed nights increased five percent

In September 2019, 40,800 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+4.7 %), of which 35,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 5,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 21 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's September.

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

25,300 nights (-1.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 15,500 nights (+17.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 359,000 bed nights (+10.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 59,400 (-0.0 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 418,000 (+9.2 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.2 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+5.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (+3.0 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 516,000 nights (+11.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 2.2 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.7 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

23,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

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

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (+0.1) and foreigners 2.2 nights (-0.63).

6,200 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 6,200 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased four percent.

Of local passengers, 17.1 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 82.9 %.

In addition, there were 6,900 passengers departing the airport (+11.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 13,100 (+7.7 %).

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 six percent

A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
  • Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 82 percent

There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.5 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in September were 2.5 million euro (+445,000).

Registered January-September sales were 20.3 million euro and they increased 1.1 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 98 € 9.4 % 97 € 3.7 %
Bed Night (Registered) 60 € 16.6 %  49 € -3.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 51 € 26.7 %  47 € 7.4 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

50 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,500 rooms (-47)
4,100 beds (-74)

Room utilization 52.7 % (+7.2)
Unsold rooms 710
Bed utilization 31.5 % (+2.4)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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

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

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