North Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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North Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 73,600
1 %
icon: finland 64,800
2 %
icon: foreign 8,800
12 %
Top 3:
Russia
3,000
26 %
China
1,200
8,160 %
Germany
880
7 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 39,600
2 %
icon: finland 36,900
2 %
icon: foreign 2,800
2 %
Top 3:
Russia
840
24 %
Germany
410
25 %
Sweden
200
57 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 4.1 mill.
12 %
Average prices:
Night
56.30 €
6.30 €
Room
101.40 €
4.60 €
RevPAR
54.00 €
8.90 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 44
4 %
icon: room 2,400
6 %
icon: bed 5,900
5 %

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.

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Rainfall

73,600 registered bed nights

In March 2019, 73,600 bed nights were recorded in North Savonia (-0.9 %), of which 64,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 8,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased two percent and foreign bed nights increased 12 percent. In total, bed nights decreased one percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (3,000 nights).

49,900 nights (-4.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 23,700 nights (+6.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 172,000 bed nights (-0.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 28,200 (-0.5 %) for foreigners in North Savonia, in total 201,000 (-0.4 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 4.0 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Savonia out of total bed nights was 4.0 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 5.0 % and foreign bed nights 1.6 %.

39,600 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased two percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 93.0 percent were domestic, and 7.0 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Savonia on average 1.8 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 3.2 nights (+0.38).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent

A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
  • Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
  • Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)

Russian visa applications increased 32 percent

There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 4.1 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in March were 4.1 million euro (+429,000).

Registered January-March sales were 11.3 million euro and they increased 1.1 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 101 € 4.7 % 102 € 6.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 56 € 12.6 %  56 € 10.8 % 
Revpar (Registered) 54 € 19.7 %  52 € 19.4 % 

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

44 accommodation establishments (-2)
2,400 rooms (-150)
5,900 beds (-320)

Room utilization 53.3 % (+6.7)
Unsold rooms 1,100
Bed utilization 29.3 % (-8.9)

Registered room utilization

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

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