North Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2020

North Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 56,300
9 %
icon: finland 53,200
7 %
icon: foreign 3,100
75 %
Top 3:
Germany
1,600
10 %
Estonia
380
18 %
Netherlands
210
67 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 31,500
8 %
icon: finland 30,400
3 %
icon: foreign 1,100
77 %
Top 3:
Germany
560
42 %
Estonia
113
7 %
Sweden
67
66 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.6 mill.
8 %
Average prices:
Night
46.90 €
0.80 €
Room
99.40 €
6.10 €
RevPAR
49.00 €
4.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 57
2 %
icon: room 1,600
0 %
icon: bed 4,300
1 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 14.5 °C
0.9 °C
icon: rainfall 64 mm
17 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

56,300 registered bed nights

In August 2020, 56,300 bed nights were recorded in North Karelia (-9.3 %), of which 53,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,100 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased seven percent and foreign bed nights decreased 75 percent. In total, bed nights decreased nine percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (1,600 nights).

47,100 nights (-2.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,200 nights (-32.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 260,000 bed nights (-19.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 22,900 (-58.0 %) for foreigners in North Karelia, in total 283,000 (-25.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.4 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (-31.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.5 million nights (-6.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 144,000 nights (-81.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Karelia out of total bed nights was 3.4 % (+0.8 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.5 % and foreign bed nights 2.1 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

31,500 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 96.5 percent were domestic, and 3.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Karelia on average 1.7 nights (+0.07) and foreigners 2.8 nights (+0.16).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

24,600 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 24,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 7,000 (-93.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,600 (-95.3 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-95.1 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,300 (-80.8 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-81.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 61 (-89.1 %)
  • Salla: 88 (-96.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-99.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.6 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 2.6 million euro (-222,000).

Registered January-August sales were 13.4 million euro and they decreased 4.5 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2020
Amount
Change jan-August 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 99 € 6.6 % 102 € 6.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 49 € -7.8 % 44 € -4.9 %
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € 1.7 % 47 € -0.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

57 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,600 rooms (-2)
4,300 beds (-60)

Room utilization 49.3 % (-7.7)
Unsold rooms 820
Bed utilization 34.4 % (-4.9)

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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