North Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2018

North Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 87,600
2 %
icon: finland 71,600
1 %
icon: foreign 16,000
19 %
Top 3:
Germany
5,300
33 %
Russia
4,400
22 %
Italy
570
2 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 49,700
1 %
icon: finland 41,300
2 %
icon: foreign 8,400
20 %
Top 3:
Germany
4,400
43 %
Russia
910
0 %
Italy
320
4 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 4.0 mill. €
3 %
Average prices:
Night
45.40 €
0.20 €
Room
89.20 €
0.50 €
RevPAR
45.60 €
0.90 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 54
2 %
icon: room 2,800
0 %
icon: bed 7,100
1 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 17.8 °C
2.5 °C
icon: rainfall 63 mm
25 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 two percent

In August 2018, 87,600 bed nights were recorded in North Savonia (+2.1 %), of which 71,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 16,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased one percent and foreign bed nights increased 19 percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (5,300 nights).

59,100 nights (+0.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 28,500 nights (+5.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 526,000 bed nights (-1.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 79,600 (+10.9 %) for foreigners in North Savonia, in total 606,000 (-0.2 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.8 percent

Total of 2.3 million bed nights (+0.8 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.6 million nights (+2.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 755,000 nights (-2.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Savonia out of total bed nights was 3.8 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.6 % and foreign bed nights 2.1 %.

49,700 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 83.0 percent were domestic, and 17.0 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Savonia on average 1.7 nights (+0.01) and foreigners 1.9 nights (0.0).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

308,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 308,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 95,600 (-1.8 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 114,000 (+4.2 %)
  • Imatra: 57,200 (-2.9 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 15,200 (+2.7 %)
  • Niirala: 25,900 (-1.0 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-7.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 490 (+4.2 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (-9.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (-5.5 %)

Russian visa applications increased four percent

There was a total of 62,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 4.0 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 4.0 million euro (+98,800).

Registered January-August sales were 29.1 million euro and they decreased 14,200 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2018
Amount
Change jan-August 2018
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 89 € 0.5 % 93 € -0.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 46 € 2.1 % 45 € 0.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 45 € 0.4 % 48 € 0.2 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

54 accommodation establishments (-1)
2,800 rooms (-10)
7,100 beds (+81)

Room utilization 51.1 % (+0.8)
Unsold rooms 1,400
Bed utilization 37.3 % (+0.2)

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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