Accommodation and Travel Stats
Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased 16 percent
In August 2019, 54,100 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta (+16.1 %), of which 38,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 15,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 13 percent and foreign bed nights increased 23 percent. In total, bed nights increased 16 percent from last year's August.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (8,900 nights).
41,400 nights (+3.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 12,700 nights (+92.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 254,000 bed nights (+7.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 85,900 (+6.1 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta, in total 340,000 (+7.3 %) 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
30,900 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 13 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 72.1 percent were domestic, and 27.9 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta on average 1.7 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 1.8 nights (+0.02).
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.
4,600 air travelers
The airport received a total of 4,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 95 percent.
In addition, there were 4,600 passengers departing the airport (+98.5 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 9,200 (+96.6 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
3,300 passengers by ferries
There were 3,300 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 26 percent. The number of departing passengers was 3,100 (+21.3 %). Most arrivals were from Russia (3,300 arrivals).
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 2.5 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in August were 2.5 million euro (+361,000).
Registered January-August sales were 15.9 million euro and they increased 2.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||91 €||8.7 %||90 €||7.7 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||62 €||15.7 %||53 €||12.2 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||0.8 %||47 €||7.1 %|
Tax free sales +26.2 %
Tax free sales increased 26 percent from the previous year.
(Russians +26.1 %, Chinese -52.5 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
14 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,300 rooms (+42)
3,500 beds (+41)
Room utilization 67.7 % (+4.1)
Unsold rooms 430
Bed utilization 47.5 % (+6.4)
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 8.4/10.
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland