North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 26,500
2 %
icon: finland 19,900
5 %
icon: foreign 6,600
5 %
Top 3:
Russia
5,000
9 %
Germany
290
25 %
Estonia
166
71 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 16,400
11 %
icon: finland 12,900
12 %
icon: foreign 3,500
6 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,600
33 %
Germany
130
7 %
Belgium
124
46 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.5 mill.
0 %
Average prices:
Night
58.40 €
1.70 €
Room
92.80 €
5.60 €
RevPAR
34.80 €
0.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 45
2 %
icon: room 1,400
2 %
icon: bed 3,600
3 %

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 two percent

In January 2020, 26,500 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (+2.4 %), of which 19,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 6,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased five percent and foreign bed nights decreased five percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's January.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (5,000 nights).

16,900 nights (+10.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,600 nights (-9.5 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.6 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (+8.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 954,000 nights (+10.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 712,000 nights (+5.5 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 1.6 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.9 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

16,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 11 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 78.7 percent were domestic, and 21.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.5 nights (-0.1) and foreigners 1.9 nights (-0.22).

3,800 air travelers (Joensuu)

The airport received a total of 3,800 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 10 percent.

Of local passengers, 0.2 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 99.8 %.

In addition, there were 4,100 passengers departing the airport (-7.5 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 8,000.

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 11 percent

A total of 291,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 85,500 (+21.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+30.6 %)
  • Imatra: 55,800 (+29.3 %)
  • Niirala: 25,700 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 9,200 (+3.5 %)
  • Kuusamo: 720 (+11.7 %)
  • Salla: 4,000 (+14.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,000 (+5.6 %)

Russian visa applications increased nine percent

There was a total of 37,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.5 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in January were 1.5 million euro (-6,600).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 93 € 6.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 58 € -2.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 35 € -0.4 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

45 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,400 rooms (+23)
3,600 beds (+98)

Room utilization 37.5 % (-2.6)
Unsold rooms 880

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

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


Karelia Expert Matkailupalvelu Oy

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040 487 4897, visitkarelia at visitkarelia.fi, visitkarelia.fi

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