North Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2019

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North Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 54,200
4 %
icon: finland 48,000
3 %
icon: foreign 6,200
16 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,900
32 %
China
870
10 %
Estonia
340
18 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 29,700
3 %
icon: finland 27,200
2 %
icon: foreign 2,500
23 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,300
35 %
Estonia
141
17 %
Germany
134
24 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.8 mill. €
7 %
Average prices:
Night
51.60 €
1.40 €
Room
99.90 €
5.20 €
RevPAR
36.90 €
0.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 43
0 %
icon: room 2,400
4 %
icon: bed 6,100
4 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -0.7 °C
4.3 °C
icon: rainfall 69 mm
18 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 four percent

In December 2019, 54,200 bed nights were recorded in North Savonia (+4.4 %), of which 48,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 6,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased three percent and foreign bed nights increased 16 percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's December.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (2,900 nights).

38,100 nights (+6.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,200 nights (+0.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 757,000 bed nights (+2.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 106,000 (+3.6 %) for foreigners in North Savonia, in total 863,000 (+3.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.1 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+1.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 988,000 nights (+2.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights (-0.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Savonia out of total bed nights was 3.1 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.9 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

29,700 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 91.5 percent were domestic, and 8.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Savonia on average 1.8 nights (+0.02) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.14).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 311,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 83,100 (-2.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 124,000 (+13.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,900 (+9.4 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 19,900 (+21.0 %)
  • Niirala: 25,500 (+1.9 %)
  • Vartius: 10,100 (-0.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 740 (+17.2 %)
  • Salla: 3,400 (-7.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (-1.4 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 12 percent

There was a total of 56,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 72.6 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.8 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in December were 2.8 million euro (+190,000).

Registered January-December sales were 45.2 million euro and they increased 3.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 100 € 5.5 % 100 € 6.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 52 € 2.8 % 52 € 4.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 37 € 2.0 % 49 € 11.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

43 accommodation establishments (+0)
2,400 rooms (+93)
6,100 beds (+260)

Room utilization 37.0 % (-1.3)
Unsold rooms 1,500
Bed utilization 29.0 % (-0.1)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "north savonia + keyword"

Google searches for "north savonia" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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