Pielinen Karelia Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

July 2022

Pielinen Karelia Region: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 21,400
15 %
icon: finland 20,000
19 %
icon: foreign 1,400
194 %
Top 3:
Austria
480
139 %
Germany
400
376 %
Slovakia
250
icon: star 10,600
19 %
icon: finland 10,200
21 %
icon: foreign 380
80 %
Top 3:
Germany
138
1,280 %
Switzerland
41
Netherlands
40
1,900 %
Average prices:
Night
56.80 €
9.60 €
Room
125.70 €
6.80 €
RevPAR
71.70 €
2.80 €
icon: establishment 24
0 %
icon: room 510
1 %
icon: bed 1,600
3 %
icon: room 57 %
2 %
icon: bed 40 %
6 %
icon: temperature 17.5 °C
1.6 °C
icon: rainfall 118 mm
83 mm

21,400 registered bed nights (June)

In June 2022, 21,400 registered bed nights were recorded in Pielinen Karelia Region (-15.0 %), of which 20,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased 19 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 194 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased 15 percent from last year's June.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Austria (480 nights).

16,700 nights (-27.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,700 nights (+103.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and June, 70,200 registered bed nights (-5.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 3,100 (+163.6 %) for foreigners in Pielinen Karelia Region, in total 73,300 (-2.7 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.0 percent (June)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+24.5 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+8.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 367,000 nights (+357.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Pielinen Karelia Region out of total registered bed nights was 1.0 % (-0.5 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

10,600 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (June)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 19 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.4 percent were domestic, and 3.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Pielinen Karelia Region on average 2.0 nights (+0.04) and foreigners 3.8 nights (+1.5).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 145 percent

A total of 85,100 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 37,000 (+265.4 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 24,500 (+116.5 %)
  • Imatra: 10,400 (+248.5 %)
  • Niirala: 9,400 (+36.4 %)
  • Vartius: 2,800 (+25.3 %)
  • Kuusamo: 47 (+46.9 %)
  • Salla: 420 (+221.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 470 (+598.5 %)

Russian visa applications increased 330 percent (June)

There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.6 million euro (June)

Total accommodation sales in June were 1.6 million euro (+33,400). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 24.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.2 million euro (+25,500) and non-registered sales 389,000 euro (+7,800).

Total January-June sales were 6.3 million euro and they increased 502,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2022
Amount
Change jan-June 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 161 € 10.7 % 166 € 14.2 %
Adr (Registered) 126 € 5.7 % 123 € 7.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 123 € 25.6 % 115 € 22.9 %
Revpar (Registered) 72 € 4.1 % 55 € 21.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 57 € 20.2 % 60 € 18.2 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (June)

Registered Accommodation

24 accommodation establishments (+0)
510 rooms (+7)
1,600 beds (+51)

Room utilization 57.0 % (-0.9)
Unsold rooms 220
Bed utilization 40.2 % (-2.5)

Airbnb and Vrbo

156 accommodation establishments (-11)
134 apartments (-15)
310 rooms (-21)

Apartment utilization 76.1 % (+9.0)
Unsold apartments 32

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, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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