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Accommodation and Travel Stats


South Karelia, January 2022

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South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 24,700
25 %
icon: finland 23,700
23 %
icon: foreign 1,000
71 %
icon: star 11,700
20 %
icon: finland 11,200
17 %
icon: foreign 500
218 %
icon: star 1.2 mill. €
32 %
Average prices:
Night
49.60 €
2.70 €
Room
89.50 €
4.70 €
RevPAR
22.70 €
4.70 €
icon: establishment 31
3 %
icon: room 1,800
1 %
icon: bed 5,100
0 %
icon: finland 6.5 mill. €
17 %
icon: temperature -6.0 °C
0.1 °C
icon: rainfall 56 mm
17 mm

Registered bed nights increased 25 percent

In January 2022, 24,700 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+24.6 %), of which 23,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,000 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 23 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 71 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 25 percent from last year's January.

18,900 nights (+22.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 5,800 nights (+31.3 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.4 percent

Total of 1.0 million registered bed nights (+50.7 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 690,000 nights (+9.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 342,000 nights (+558.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 2.4 % (-0.5 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.4 % and foreign bed nights 0.3 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

11,700 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 20 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.7 percent were domestic, and 4.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (+0.11) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-1.7).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,100 air travelers (Lappeenranta)

The airport received a total of 1,100 passengers.

In addition, there were 1,200 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,200.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)

Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)

Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)

Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 47 percent

A total of 34,500 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 74.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 10,100 (+48.4 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 11,100 (+81.8 %)
  • Imatra: 2,600 (-22.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 2,000
  • Niirala: 7,500 (+59.8 %)
  • Vartius: 2,400 (+46.1 %)
  • Kuusamo: 137 (+55.7 %)
  • Salla: 230 (+175.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 89 (+187.1 %)

Accommodation sales 1.4 million euro

Total accommodation sales in January were 1.4 million euro (+321,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 12.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.2 million euro (+296,000) and non-registered sales 171,000 euro (+24,900).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 132 € 5.3 %
Adr (Registered) 89 € 5.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 50 € 5.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 42 € 7.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 23 € 25.9 %

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 (-15)
5,100 beds (-15)

Room utilization 25.4 % (+4.1)
Unsold rooms 1,300
Bed utilization 15.3 % (+2.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

230 accommodation establishments (-42)
200 apartments (-34)
460 rooms (-78)

Apartment utilization 31.5 % (-0.87)
Unsold apartments 137

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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