Accommodation and Travel Stats
Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell
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 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
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
International = International cruise ships
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.
|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
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