Pielinen Karelia Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2022

Registered bed nights increased eight percent (March)

In March 2022, 13,600 registered bed nights were recorded in Pielinen Karelia Region (+8.3 %), of which 13,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 240 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased seven percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 280 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased eight percent from last year's March.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (58 nights).

11,900 nights (+1.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 1,700 nights (+91.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 30,600 registered bed nights (-4.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 820 (+80.0 %) for foreigners in Pielinen Karelia Region, in total 31,400 (-3.7 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.8 percent (March)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+105.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+70.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 377,000 nights (+699.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Pielinen Karelia Region out of total registered bed nights was 0.8 % (-0.7 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.0 % and foreign bed nights 0.1 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

7,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 18 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 98.4 percent were domestic, and 1.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Pielinen Karelia Region on average 1.9 nights (-0.16) and foreigners 2.1 nights (-3.6).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent

A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
  • Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
  • Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)

There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2022
Amount
Change jan-April 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 166 € 13.7 % 166 € 16.1 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 118 € 39.3 % 109 € 16.0 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

129 accommodation establishments (-45)
112 apartments (-43)
260 rooms (-89)

Apartment utilization 71.0 % (+13)
Unsold apartments 33

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "pielinen karelia region + keyword"

Google searches for "pielinen karelia region" by search region

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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