Lappeenranta
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 33,100
4 %
icon: finland 22,600
12 %
icon: foreign 10,500
21 %
Top 3:
Russia
8,700
16 %
Poland
590
547 %
Estonia
173
38 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 17,400
12 %
icon: finland 12,200
21 %
icon: foreign 5,200
19 %
Top 3:
Russia
4,600
21 %
China
67
347 %
Germany
67
40 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.6 mill.
15 %
Average prices:
Night
47.00 €
7.80 €
Room
86.50 €
8.70 €
RevPAR
43.10 €
5.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 12
0 %
icon: room 1,200
0 %
icon: bed 3,100
1 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 0 %
Russia
0 %
China
58 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -1.4 °C
4.6 °C
icon: rain 30 mm
8 mm

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

33,100 registered bed nights

In March 2019, 33,100 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta (-3.6 %), of which 22,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 10,500 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 12 percent and foreign bed nights increased 21 percent. In total, bed nights decreased four percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (8,700 nights).

24,600 nights (-9.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,500 nights (+16.9 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 66,100 bed nights (-2.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 28,000 (-1.4 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta, in total 94,100 (-2.1 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.8 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Lappeenranta out of total bed nights was 1.8 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.7 % and foreign bed nights 1.9 %.

17,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 12 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 69.9 percent were domestic, and 30.1 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta on average 1.9 nights (+0.18) and foreigners 2.0 nights (+0.04).

100 international congress guests in 2019

The number of international congress quests increased 186 percent from the previous year.

There was a total of 1.0 congresses organized (+0.0) in 2019.

85 air travelers

The airport received a total of 85 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 86 percent.

Of local passengers, arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was .

In addition, there were 86 passengers departing the airport (-86.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 171.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent

A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
  • Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
  • Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)

Russian visa applications increased 32 percent

There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.6 million euro

Total accommodation sales in March were 1.6 million euro (+179,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 4.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.6 million euro (+208,000) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 66,500 euro (-28,800).

Total January-March sales were 5.0 million euro and they increased 568,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 101 € -37.1 %  128 € -19.2 % 
Adr (Registered) 86 € 11.2 %  92 € 7.2 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 49 € -36.1 %  60 € -14.5 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € 19.8 %  51 € 16.8 % 
Revpar (Registered) 43 € 15.1 %  46 € 15.0 % 

Tax free sales -0.4 %

Tax free sales decreased less than one percent from the previous year.

(Russians -0.1 %, Chinese -58.5 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

12 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,200 rooms (+2)
3,100 beds (-41)

Room utilization 49.8 % (+1.7)
Unsold rooms 580

Airbnb and HomeAway

69 apartments (+6)
10 private rooms (+4)
0.0 shared rooms (-1)

Apartment utilization 48.8 % (+0.76)
Unsold apartments 35

Registered room utilization

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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