Pielinen Karelia Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

February 2021

Pielinen Karelia Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (January)
icon: star 7,500
10 %
icon: finland 7,300
14 %
icon: foreign 153
92 %
Top 3:
Netherlands
100
1,011 %
Estonia
20
900 %
Russia
9.0
99 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (January)
icon: star 4,200
10 %
icon: finland 4,200
4 %
icon: foreign 31
95 %
Top 3:
Russia
8.0
99 %
Romania
8.0
300 %
Netherlands
5.0
44 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (January)
icon: star 403,000 €
6 %
Average prices:
Night
53.90 €
2.10 €
Room
111.30 €
5.70 €
RevPAR
30.00 €
2.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (January)
icon: establishment 18
6 %
icon: room 440
6 %
icon: bed 1,200
7 %
utilization icon
Utilization (January)
icon: room 0.27
13 %
icon: bed 0.2
14 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -14.1 °C
10.3 °C
icon: rainfall 28 mm
59 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

7,500 registered bed nights (January)

In January 2021, 7,500 bed nights were recorded in Pielinen Karelia Region (-10.1 %), of which 7,300 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 153 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 14 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 92 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 10 percent from last year's January.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Netherlands (100 nights).

6,500 nights (-3.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 930 nights (-39.8 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.1 percent (January)

Total of 681,000 bed nights (-59.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 629,000 nights (-34.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 52,000 nights (-92.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Pielinen Karelia Region out of total bed nights was 1.1 % (+0.6 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.2 % and foreign bed nights 0.3 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

4,200 tourists arrived to accommodation (January)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 99.3 percent were domestic, and 0.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Pielinen Karelia Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.16) and foreigners 4.9 nights (+2.0).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

23,500 Russian travelers via eastern border (January)

A total of 23,500 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,800 (-92.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.3 %)
  • Imatra: 3,300 (-94.1 %)
  • Niirala: 4,700 (-81.6 %)
  • Vartius: 1,600 (-82.4 %)
  • Kuusamo: 88 (-87.7 %)
  • Salla: 82 (-98.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 31 (-99.0 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent (January)

There was a total of 420 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 51.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 403,000 euro (January)

Registered accommodation sales in January were 403,000 euro (-27,700).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 111 € 5.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 54 € 4.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 30 € -8.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (January)

Registered Accommodation

18 accommodation establishments (+1)
440 rooms (+25)
1,200 beds (+79)

Room utilization 27.0 % (-4.1)
Unsold rooms 320
Bed utilization 20.4 % (-3.3)

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

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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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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