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South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
42,800 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 42,800 bed nights (+17.4 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in South Karelia in February 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 89 % and non-registered 11 %.
Between January and February, the number of paid bed nights was 72,900 (+19.5 %). Share of registered was 86 % and non-registered 14 %.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
Registered bed nights increased 22 percent
In February 2022, 38,000 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+21.7 %), of which 36,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,700 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 19 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 110 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 22 percent from last year's February.
31,200 nights (+22.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,800 nights (+19.7 %) by business visitors.
Between January and February, 59,900 registered bed nights (+20.8 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 2,700 (+93.9 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 62,700 (+22.8 %) registered nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
17,200 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 23 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 97.7 percent were domestic, and 2.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.2 nights (-0.06) and foreigners 4.3 nights (+0.44).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 36 percent
A total of 30,700 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 75.6 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 8,600 (+46.1 %)
- Nuijamaa: 9,800 (+49.9 %)
- Imatra: 2,700 (-14.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 2,200
- Niirala: 6,700 (+52.8 %)
- Vartius: 2,100 (+30.4 %)
- Kuusamo: 73 (-29.1 %)
- Salla: 122 (+269.7 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 54 (+217.6 %)
Accommodation sales 1.9 million euro
Total accommodation sales in February were 1.9 million euro (+299,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 8.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.7 million euro (+329,000) and non-registered sales 159,000 euro (-29,300).
Total January-February sales were 3.3 million euro and they increased 620,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||134 €||-12.4 %||133 €||-4.7 %|
|Adr (Registered)||95 €||3.2 %||93 €||4.1 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||45 €||-27.8 %||44 €||-12.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||45 €||1.7 %||47 €||3.4 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||36 €||21.7 %||29 €||23.4 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
31 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,800 rooms (-1)
5,200 beds (+12)
Room utilization 38.1 % (+5.8)
Unsold rooms 1,100
Bed utilization 26.3 % (+4.7)
Airbnb and Vrbo
220 accommodation establishments (-45)
197 apartments (-34)
450 rooms (-81)
Apartment utilization 33.9 % (-6.6)
Unsold apartments 130
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Visitor count by attraction
Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Lappeenranta Airport, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research
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