Accommodation and Travel Stats
Imatra: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased 10 percent
In August 2019, 24,400 bed nights were recorded in Imatra (+10.3 %), of which 11,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 12,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 18 percent and foreign bed nights increased four percent. In total, bed nights increased 10 percent from last year's August.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (11,100 nights).
21,600 nights (+15.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 2,900 nights (-16.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 88,800 bed nights (+21.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 68,500 (-4.9 %) for foreigners in Imatra, in total 157,000 (+8.3 %) 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
Bed nights by country of arrival
13,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased seven percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 49.6 percent were domestic, and 50.4 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Imatra on average 1.8 nights (+0.14) and foreigners 1.9 nights (-0.04).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent
A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
- Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
- Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
- Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
- Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)
Russian visa applications increased 45 percent
There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 1.1 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in August were 1.1 million euro (+145,000).
Registered January-August sales were 7.4 million euro and they increased 626,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||116 €||8.2 %||119 €||5.4 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||63 €||14.7 %||53 €||9.5 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||4.0 %||47 €||0.8 %|
Tax free sales +7.1 %
Tax free sales increased seven percent from the previous year.
(Russians +6.5 %, Chinese +1,942.2 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
8.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
580 rooms (+0)
1,800 beds (-4)
Room utilization 54.0 % (+3.1)
Unsold rooms 270
Bed utilization 44.2 % (+4.3)
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in August was 8.72/10.
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland