North Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

July 2019

North Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 128,000
7 %
icon: finland 111,000
7 %
icon: foreign 16,700
7 %
Top 3:
Russia
5,500
1 %
Germany
3,700
21 %
China
940
724 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 70,200
6 %
icon: finland 63,500
8 %
icon: foreign 6,700
8 %
Top 3:
Germany
2,500
17 %
Russia
790
25 %
Sweden
460
27 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 5.3 mill.
11 %
Average prices:
Night
41.20 €
1.40 €
Room
101.40 €
7.60 €
RevPAR
60.90 €
7.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 52
4 %
icon: room 2,800
1 %
icon: bed 7,100
0 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 16.3 °C
4.3 °C
icon: rainfall 37 mm
13 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 seven percent

In July 2019, 128,000 bed nights were recorded in North Savonia (+6.9 %), of which 111,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 16,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased seven percent and foreign bed nights increased seven percent. In total, bed nights increased seven percent from last year's July.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (5,500 nights).

107,000 nights (+12.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 20,900 nights (-13.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and July, 465,000 bed nights (+2.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 70,600 (+10.9 %) for foreigners in North Savonia, in total 535,000 (+3.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.9 percent

Total of 3.3 million bed nights (+5.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 2.5 million nights (+7.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 794,000 nights (-0.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of North Savonia out of total bed nights was 3.9 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.5 % and foreign bed nights 2.1 %.

70,200 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 90.4 percent were domestic, and 9.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During July, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in North Savonia on average 1.7 nights (-0.02) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.34).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 325,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 94,500 (+9.2 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 133,000 (+26.3 %)
  • Imatra: 52,900 (-4.0 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 17,100 (+26.5 %)
  • Niirala: 28,500 (+7.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,100 (+2.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (+30.3 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (-0.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+32.0 %)

Russian visa applications increased 26 percent

There was a total of 93,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 5.3 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in July were 5.3 million euro (+510,000).

Registered January-July sales were 27.5 million euro and they increased 2.4 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
July 2019
Amount
Change jan-July 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 101 € 8.1 % 100 € 6.6 %
Revpar (Registered) 61 € 13.8 %  51 € 16.1 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 41 € 3.5 % 51 € 6.2 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

52 accommodation establishments (-2)
2,800 rooms (-31)
7,100 beds (-4)

Room utilization 60.0 % (+3.0)
Unsold rooms 1,100
Bed utilization 50.5 % (+2.7)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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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