Accommodation and Travel Stats
Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased 15 percent
In June 2019, 49,500 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta (+15.0 %), of which 38,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 11,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 21 percent and foreign bed nights decreased three percent. In total, bed nights increased 15 percent from last year's June.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (5,300 nights).
37,800 nights (+2.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,600 nights (+91.6 %) by business visitors.
Between January and June, 155,000 bed nights (+4.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 57,100 (+0.8 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta, in total 213,000 (+3.1 %) 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
26,700 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 77.3 percent were domestic, and 22.7 percent were from foreign countries.
During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta on average 1.8 nights (+0.09) and foreigners 1.9 nights (+0.3).
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.
4,100 air travelers
The airport received a total of 4,100 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 85 percent.
In addition, there were 4,400 passengers departing the airport (+87.4 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 8,500 (+86.1 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)
Arriving passengers from
Passengers on transfers from
Departing passengers to
2,000 passengers by ferries
There were 2,000 arriving passengers by ferries. In total, the arrivals to port increased 50 percent. The number of departing passengers was 1,800 (+20.5 %). Most arrivals were from Russia (2,000 arrivals).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased one percent
A total of 281,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 84,200 (-2.2 %)
- Nuijamaa: 114,000 (+10.8 %)
- Imatra: 44,100 (-14.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 14,400 (+25.3 %)
- Niirala: 23,700 (-2.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,200 (+2.7 %)
- Kuusamo: 500 (+34.7 %)
- Salla: 2,800 (-6.7 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,900 (+4.5 %)
Russian visa applications increased 10 percent
There was a total of 72,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 2.3 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in June were 2.3 million euro (+499,000).
Registered January-June sales were 10.5 million euro and they increased 1.4 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||90 €||12.4 %||89 €||8.9 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||58 €||25.3 %||47 €||11.4 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||11.5 %||49 €||11.4 %|
Tax free sales -4.5 %
Tax free sales decreased five percent from the previous year.
(Russians -4.8 %, Chinese -31.2 %, Japanese -74.4 %)
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 (+47)
3,500 beds (+57)
Room utilization 64.1 % (+6.6)
(for establishments in use)
Unsold rooms 480
Registered room utilization
Website's user sessions by language
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in June was 8.38/10.
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