Pielinen Karelia Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

Pielinen Karelia Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (August)
icon: star 23,300
3 %
icon: finland 21,900
0 %
icon: foreign 1,400
77 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (August)
icon: star 11,400
10 %
icon: finland 10,900
11 %
icon: foreign 480
50 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (August)
icon: star 1.3 mill. €
20 %
Average prices:
Night
55.00 €
8.10 €
Room
115.90 €
5.80 €
RevPAR
68.10 €
10.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (August)
icon: establishment 23
10 %
icon: room 500
5 %
icon: bed 1,500
5 %
utilization icon
Utilization (August)
icon: room 59 %
13 %
icon: bed 41 %
4 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 6.8 °C
3.6 °C
icon: rainfall 42 mm
67 mm

Registered bed nights increased three percent (August)

In August 2021, 23,300 registered bed nights were recorded in Pielinen Karelia Region (+2.6 %), of which 21,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased less than one percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 77 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased three percent from last year's August.

20,700 nights (-0.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 2,600 nights (+31.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 132,000 registered bed nights (+35.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 3,300 (-39.8 %) for foreigners in Pielinen Karelia Region, in total 135,000 (+31.4 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.1 percent (August)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+23.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+17.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 264,000 nights (+77.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Pielinen Karelia Region out of total registered bed nights was 1.1 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.2 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

11,400 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.8 percent were domestic, and 4.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Pielinen Karelia Region on average 2.0 nights (+0.23) and foreigners 2.8 nights (+0.43).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 290 percent (August)

There was a total of 2,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 56.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 151 € -4.6 % 147 € -22.1 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 94 € -29.0 % 96 € -32.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

145 accommodation establishments (-63)
135 apartments (-56)
310 rooms (-115)

Apartment utilization 62.3 % (-21)
Unsold apartments 51

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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