South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2021

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 19,800
60 %
icon: finland 19,200
13 %
icon: foreign 570
98 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 9,700
63 %
icon: finland 9,500
29 %
icon: foreign 154
99 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 929,000 €
65 %
Average prices:
Night
46.90 €
5.50 €
Room
85.00 €
25.40 €
RevPAR
18.20 €
27.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 31
6 %
icon: room 1,800
4 %
icon: bed 5,100
2 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending
icon: foreign 308,000 €
99 %
Daily Visitors
245,000 €
Overnight Visitors
62,700 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -5.8 °C
5.8 °C
icon: rainfall 39 mm
11 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

19,800 registered bed nights

In January 2021, 19,800 bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (-60.3 %), of which 19,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 570 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 13 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 98 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 60 percent from last year's January.

15,400 nights (-59.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,400 nights (-62.5 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.9 percent

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 South Karelia out of total bed nights was 2.9 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.1 % and foreign bed nights 1.1 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

9,700 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 63 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 98.4 percent were domestic, and 1.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.0 nights (+0.37) and foreigners 3.7 nights (+1.6).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

23,500 Russian travelers via eastern border

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

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

Foreign visitors and their consumption

The number of foreign visitors in January was 1,900 (-98.8 %). Out of them 1,600 were on a daytrip and 310 stayed at least for one night.

Total consumption of these visitors in South Karelia in January was 308,000 euro (165 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 62,700 euro and day visitors 245,000 euro.

Accommodation sales 929,000 euro

Registered accommodation sales in January were 929,000 euro (-1.7 million). Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 929,000 euro (-1.7 million) and non-registered sales euro.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 85 € -23.0 %
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € -10.6 %
Revpar (Registered) 18 € -59.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

31 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,800 rooms (-69)
5,100 beds (-119)

Room utilization 21.4 % (-20)
Unsold rooms 1,400
Bed utilization 12.7 % (-18)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "south karelia + keyword"

Google searches for "south karelia" 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, Tak Border Research

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