South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2020

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 49,700
4 %
icon: finland 21,800
9 %
icon: foreign 27,800
17 %
Top 3:
Russia
26,200
23 %
Germany
300
130 %
Estonia
210
70 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 26,400
10 %
icon: finland 13,300
3 %
icon: foreign 13,100
28 %
Top 3:
Russia
12,300
31 %
Germany
105
88 %
Sweden
104
3 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.6 mill.
1 %
Average prices:
Night
52.10 €
1.10 €
Room
109.60 €
4.60 €
RevPAR
45.60 €
1.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 31
3 %
icon: room 1,800
2 %
icon: bed 5,200
2 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased four percent

In January 2020, 49,700 bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+3.6 %), of which 21,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 27,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased nine percent and foreign bed nights increased 17 percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's January.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (26,200 nights).

37,900 nights (+3.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,700 nights (+2.7 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.0 percent

Total of 1.7 million bed nights (+8.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 954,000 nights (+10.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 712,000 nights (+5.5 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total bed nights was 3.0 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.3 % and foreign bed nights 3.9 %.

26,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 50.5 percent were domestic, and 49.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 1.6 nights (-0.12) and foreigners 2.1 nights (-0.2).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 11 percent

A total of 291,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 85,500 (+21.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+30.6 %)
  • Imatra: 55,800 (+29.3 %)
  • Niirala: 25,700 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 9,200 (+3.5 %)
  • Kuusamo: 720 (+11.7 %)
  • Salla: 4,000 (+14.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,000 (+5.6 %)

Russian visa applications increased nine percent

There was a total of 37,100 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.1 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.0 million euro

Total accommodation sales in January were 3.0 million euro (+181,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 15.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.6 million euro (+36,400) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 393,000 euro (+145,000).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 148 € -5.2 %
Adr (Registered) 110 € 4.4 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 63 € 1.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 52 € -2.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 46 € 3.0 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

31 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,800 rooms (-37)
5,200 beds (-79)

Room utilization 41.6 % (-0.6)
Unsold rooms 1,100

Airbnb and HomeAway

290 apartments (+83)
44 private rooms (+10)
5.0 shared rooms (+2)

Apartment utilization 42.0 % (+3.1)
Unsold apartments 168

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Sources: Airdna, Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland


goSaimaa Oy

F.O. Virtasen katu 6, 55100 Imatra

+358 (0) 207 120 560, info@gosaimaa.com, gosaimaa.com

south-karelia logo

Navigate

previous
next