South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

October 2020

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 54,300
16 %
icon: finland 51,700
10 %
icon: foreign 2,600
85 %
icon: star 24,700
30 %
icon: finland 23,800
4 %
icon: foreign 810
92 %
icon: star 2.4 mill. €
18 %
Average prices:
Night
44.90 €
0.90 €
Room
92.80 €
7.00 €
RevPAR
43.00 €
7.70 €
icon: establishment 33
0 %
icon: room 1,900
3 %
icon: bed 5,400
2 %
icon: finland 10.8 mill. €
icon: temperature 7.3 °C
4.0 °C
icon: rainfall 70 mm
14 mm

54,300 registered bed nights

In October 2020, 54,300 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (-16.1 %), of which 51,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,600 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 85 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased 16 percent from last year's October.

41,200 nights (-18.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 13,100 nights (-8.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and October, 396,000 registered bed nights (-13.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 62,400 (-69.1 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 458,000 (-30.2 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 4.8 percent

Total of 1.1 million registered bed nights (-32.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.0 million nights (-15.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 80,200 nights (-81.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 4.8 % (+1.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.9 % and foreign bed nights 3.2 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

24,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 30 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.7 percent were domestic, and 3.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.2 nights (+0.27) and foreigners 3.2 nights (+1.5).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

25,600 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 25,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 7,200 (-90.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,600 (-94.3 %)
  • Imatra: 3,500 (-92.5 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,300 (-76.8 %)
  • Vartius: 2,000 (-77.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 59 (-87.1 %)
  • Salla: 43 (-98.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 36 (-98.6 %)

Accommodation sales 2.9 million euro

Total accommodation sales in October were 2.9 million euro (-317,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 15.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.4 million euro (-526,000) and non-registered sales 462,000 euro (+209,000).

Total January-October sales were 24.5 million euro and they decreased 8.4 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
October 2020
Amount
Change jan-October 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 210 € 78.8 % 165 € 34.6 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 96 € 99.3 % 74 € 21.4 %
Adr (Registered) 93 € -7.0 % 95 € -2.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 45 € -1.9 % 45 € -0.6 %
Revpar (Registered) 43 € -15.2 % 38 € -24.1 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

33 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,900 rooms (-61)
5,400 beds (-117)

Room utilization 46.3 % (-4.5)
Unsold rooms 1,000
Bed utilization 31.8 % (-5.8)

Airbnb and Vrbo

300 accommodation establishments (-28)
260 apartments (-25)
600 rooms (-68)

Apartment utilization 46.5 % (+6.3)
Unsold apartments 141

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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

Visitor count by attraction

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Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Lappeenranta Airport, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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