Accommodation and Travel Stats
Lappeenranta Region: Tourism in a nutshell
38,300 registered bed nights (October)
In October 2020, 38,300 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta Region (-12.3 %), of which 37,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased nine percent and foreign bed nights decreased 87 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 12 percent from last year's October.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Ukraine (290 nights).
28,500 nights (-11.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,800 nights (-15.6 %) by business visitors.
Between January and October, 282,000 bed nights (-14.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 32,400 (-71.9 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta Region, in total 314,000 (-29.2 %) 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
17,300 tourists arrived to accommodation (October)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 24 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 98.8 percent were domestic, and 1.2 percent were from foreign countries.
During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta Region on average 2.2 nights (+0.26) and foreigners 5.8 nights (+3.9).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
25,600 Russian travelers via eastern border (October)
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 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent (October)
There was a total of 900 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 51.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Foreign visitors and their consumption (October)
The number of foreign visitors in October was 4,100 (-95.8 %). Out of them 3,600 were on a daytrip and 510 stayed at least for one night.
The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and October was 197,000 (-70.6 %).
Total consumption of these visitors in Lappeenranta Region in October was 666,000 euro (163 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 105,000 euro and day visitors 562,000 euro. Between January and October the consumption was 32.3 million euro.
The figures are estimates and based on TAK Border Research results.
Accommodation sales 1.8 million euro (October)
Registered accommodation sales in October were 1.8 million euro (-281,000).
Registered January-October sales were 14.6 million euro and they decreased 5.6 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||94 €||1.6 %||95 €||5.4 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||50 €||-5.0 %||42 €||-16.9 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||-1.7 %||46 €||2.3 %|
Tax free sales +15.6 % (January, Lappeenranta)
Tax free sales increased 16 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +15.7 %, Chinese +267.2 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (October)
18 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,200 rooms (-108)
3,300 beds (-210)
Room utilization 53.2 % (-3.7)
Unsold rooms 550
Bed utilization 36.4 % (-3.4)