North Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2018

North Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 65,100
1 %
icon: finland 57,600
1 %
icon: foreign 7,500
20 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,100
27 %
Thailand
1,100
Germany
920
53 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 38,300
0 %
icon: finland 35,100
1 %
icon: foreign 3,200
21 %
Top 3:
Germany
680
97 %
Russia
400
15 %
Sweden
270
26 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 3.5 mill. €
1 %
Average prices:
Night
54.00 €
0.20 €
Room
91.50 €
1.60 €
RevPAR
42.80 €
0.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 48
6 %
icon: room 2,700
0 %
icon: bed 6,700
1 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 11.7 °C
1.7 °C
icon: rainfall 115 mm
55 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 one percent

In September 2018, 65,100 bed nights were recorded in North Savonia (+1.2 %), of which 57,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 7,500 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased one percent and foreign bed nights increased 20 percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's September.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,100 nights).

36,500 nights (-0.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 28,600 nights (+4.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 584,000 bed nights (-1.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 87,100 (+11.6 %) for foreigners in North Savonia, in total 671,000 (-0.1 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.8 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (-1.5 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-0.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 464,000 nights (-5.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Savonia out of total bed nights was 3.8 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.5 % and foreign bed nights 1.6 %.

38,300 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased less than one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 91.7 percent were domestic, and 8.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Savonia on average 1.6 nights (+0.01) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.02).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

237,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 237,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 90.8 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 69,200 (-2.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 95,000 (+3.0 %)
  • Imatra: 40,200 (-9.9 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 11,200 (-3.3 %)
  • Niirala: 19,500 (-1.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,900 (-4.7 %)
  • Kuusamo: 280 (-2.4 %)
  • Salla: 2,200 (-11.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,200 (-13.4 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 26 percent

There was a total of 38,400 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.8 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.5 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in September were 3.5 million euro (+28,800).

Registered January-September sales were 32.6 million euro and they increased 14,600 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2018
Amount
Change jan-September 2018
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 91 € -1.8 % 93 € -0.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 54 € -0.4 % 49 € 0.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 43 € 0.4 % 44 € 0.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

48 accommodation establishments (-3)
2,700 rooms (-2)
6,700 beds (-97)

Room utilization 46.8 % (+1.0)
Unsold rooms 1,400
Bed utilization 31.2 % (+0.4)

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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