Pielinen Karelia Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

June 2021

Pielinen Karelia Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (May)
icon: star 10,100
428 %
icon: finland 10,000
423 %
icon: foreign 132
2,100 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (May)
icon: star 5,400
638 %
icon: finland 5,300
629 %
icon: foreign 82
4,000 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (May)
icon: star 527,000 €
236 %
Average prices:
Night
52.10 €
29.90 €
Room
108.60 €
69.10 €
RevPAR
35.20 €
9.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (May)
icon: establishment 22
47 %
icon: room 480
164 %
icon: bed 1,400
118 %
utilization icon
Utilization (May)
icon: room 32 %
120 %
icon: bed 23 %
174 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 18.0 °C
1.5 °C
icon: rainfall 69 mm
32 mm

Registered bed nights increased 430 percent (May)

In May 2021, 10,100 registered bed nights were recorded in Pielinen Karelia Region (+428.0 %), of which 10,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 132 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 420 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 2,100 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 430 percent from last year's May.

8,300 nights (+395.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 1,800 nights (+656.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and May, 47,200 registered bed nights (+77.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 620 (-83.9 %) for foreigners in Pielinen Karelia Region, in total 47,800 (+57.2 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.2 percent (May)

Total of 850,000 registered bed nights (+183.7 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 779,000 nights (+177.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 71,600 nights (+266.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Pielinen Karelia Region out of total registered bed nights was 1.2 % (+0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.3 % and foreign bed nights 0.2 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

5,400 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (May)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 640 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 98.5 percent were domestic, and 1.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During May, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Pielinen Karelia Region on average 1.9 nights (-0.74) and foreigners 1.6 nights (-1.4).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 43 percent

A total of 29,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 69.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 8,200 (+70.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,700 (+43.9 %)
  • Imatra: 3,200 (+40.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 5.0
  • Niirala: 6,000 (+29.3 %)
  • Vartius: 1,800 (+18.3 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-65.0 %)
  • Salla: 79 (+88.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 52 (+85.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 370 percent

There was a total of 2,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 55.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2021
Amount
Change jan-June 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 146 € -17.3 % 145 € -30.3 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 98 € -32.7 % 93 € -36.7 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

167 accommodation establishments (-33)
149 apartments (-45)
340 rooms (-85)

Apartment utilization 67.1 % (-15)
Unsold apartments 49

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

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

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