Lappeenranta
Accommodation and Travel Stats

February 2020

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Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 33,600
7 %
icon: finland 27,200
4 %
icon: foreign 6,400
21 %
Top 3:
Russia
5,200
39 %
Latvia
390
760 %
Germany
142
23 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 18,400
8 %
icon: finland 14,800
5 %
icon: foreign 3,700
26 %
Top 3:
Russia
3,200
38 %
Italy
49
345 %
Germany
41
15 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.6 mill. €
1 %
Average prices:
Night
46.70 €
3.00 €
Room
91.40 €
1.40 €
RevPAR
51.30 €
3.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 12
8 %
icon: room 1,100
9 %
icon: bed 2,900
8 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 0.56
6 %
icon: bed 0.4
13 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -1.4 °C
0.8 °C
icon: rainfall 30 mm
4 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 and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased seven percent

In February 2020, 33,600 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta (+7.2 %), of which 27,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 6,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights increased 21 percent. In total, bed nights increased seven percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (5,200 nights).

25,700 nights (+11.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 7,900 nights (-5.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 43,300 bed nights (-3.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 19,900 (+9.3 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta, in total 63,200 (+0.6 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.8 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (+7.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+10.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 611,000 nights (+1.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Lappeenranta out of total bed nights was 1.8 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.2 % and foreign bed nights 1.1 %.

18,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 80.2 percent were domestic, and 19.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta on average 1.8 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 1.8 nights (-0.07).

100 international congress guests in 2019

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

There was a total of 7.0 congresses organized (+6.0) in 2019.

4,300 air travelers

The airport received a total of 4,300 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 2,300 percent.

In addition, there were 3,600 passengers departing the airport (+1,935.6 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 7,900 (+2,122.9 %).

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 36 percent

A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
  • Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,400 (+24.8 %)
  • Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.6 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in February were 1.6 million euro (+11,000).

Registered January-February sales were 3.2 million euro and they decreased 18,900 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 91 € 1.5 % 96 € 4.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 51 € 7.9 % 50 € 7.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € -6.1 % 51 € -1.2 %

Tax free sales +15.6 % (January)

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

Registered Accommodation

12 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,100 rooms (-109)
2,900 beds (-240)

Room utilization 56.1 % (+3.3)
Unsold rooms 480
Bed utilization 39.8 % (+4.6)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "lappeenranta + keyword"

Google searches for "lappeenranta" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in February was 8.57/10 (+0.46).

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Global Blue, Lappeenranta Airport, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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