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