Overnight stays by non-resident visitors decreased by 39 per cent compared to November 2019. The total amount of overnight stays was 1.39 million, which was 11 per cent less than two years ago.
Overnight stays by resident visitors exceeded the level of November 2019 preceding the corona crisis by 1 per cent. Overnight stays by non-resident visitors decreased by 39 per cent compared to November 2019. The total amount of overnight stays was 1.39 million, which was 11 per cent less than two years ago. These figures are preliminary data from Statistics Finland’s statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.
Monthly overnight stays at accommodation establishments, 2019–2021
The recovery of tourism is illustrated by comparison with the year before the corona crisis started in 2020. For leisure trips, overnight stays by resident visitors increased by 7 per cent from November 2019. In turn, overnight stays by resident business travellers decreased by 7 per cent. Overnight stays by non-resident leisure travellers were 38 per cent less than two years ago and 40 per cent less by non-resident business travellers.
Changes in overnight stays (%) by month and trip purpose, 2021/2019
Examined by region, overnight stays decreased most compared to November 2019 in South Karelia, by 23 per cent. Compared to November last year however, overnight stays increased in all regions with the exception of Kainuu, where overnight stays decreased by 2 per cent.
Change in overnight stays in November by region 2021/2020,%
Among the regions, the highest occupancy rates of hotel rooms were measured in Pirkanmaa, 61 per cent, and in Southwest Finland , 55 per cent. In Helsinki, the hotel room occupancy rate was 54 per cent, 68 per cent in Tampere, 59 per cent in Turku, 65 per cent in Oulu and 46 per cent in Rovaniemi.
In November 2021, the realised average price of a hotel room was EUR 107.39 per day for the whole country. Twelve months earlier, it was EUR 90.63. There was a total of 55,417 hotel rooms available in Finland, which was 4,757 more than in November 2020.
Hotel room occupancy rate and the monthly average price
In January to November 2021, a total of 15.86 million nights were spent in Finnish accommodation establishments. This was 17 per cent more than in the corresponding period one year earlier. In all, 14.37 million overnight stays were recorded for resident visitors and 1.49 million for non-resident visitors. The number of nights spent by resident visitors increased by 27 per cent and nights spent by non-resident visitors declined by 33 from the previous year.
Among the most important countries of inbound tourism to Finland, overnight stays by Swedes increased most in absolute numbers, by 57,300 nights. This was 59 per cent higher than in the year before. The biggest drop was seen in overnight stays by Russians, down by 221,700 nights. Their overnight stays were 87 per cent down on January to November 2020.
The biggest group of non-resident visitors were Germans with 217,000 overnight stays. The second largest group was Swedes with 154,000 overnight stays. The third largest group was Estonians with 142,000 overnight stays , and fourth were U.S. visitors with 77,000 overnight stays. The fifth largest group was Britons (68,000 nights), sixth was French (54,000 nights), seventh Dutch visitors (53,000 nights) and eight was Italians (51,000 nights).
Change in overnight stays in January-November 2021/2020, %