Lappeenranta
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

Lappeenranta: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 16,000
53 %
icon: finland 12,800
45 %
icon: foreign 3,200
70 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,500
72 %
Estonia
162
6 %
Latvia
158
464 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 8,000
56 %
icon: finland 6,400
49 %
icon: foreign 1,600
71 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,400
71 %
Estonia
30
35 %
Germany
23
66 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 857,000 €
46 %
Average prices:
Night
53.70 €
7.00 €
Room
91.90 €
6.40 €
RevPAR
27.80 €
14.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 11
15 %
icon: room 1,100
11 %
icon: bed 2,900
9 %
utilization icon
Utilization
icon: room 30 %
39 %
icon: bed 19 %
46 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 0.6 °C
2.3 °C
icon: rainfall 28 mm
3 mm

16,000 registered bed nights

In March 2020, 16,000 bed nights were recorded in Lappeenranta (-53.0 %), of which 12,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 45 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 70 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 53 percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (2,500 nights).

11,100 nights (-56.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,900 nights (-42.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 56,100 bed nights (-17.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 23,000 (-19.9 %) for foreigners in Lappeenranta, in total 79,100 (-18.2 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.6 percent

Total of 996,000 bed nights (-46.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 730,000 nights (-43.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 265,000 nights (-53.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Lappeenranta out of total bed nights was 1.6 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.8 % and foreign bed nights 1.2 %.

8,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 56 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 80.4 percent were domestic, and 19.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Lappeenranta on average 2.0 nights (+0.16) 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 7.0 congresses organized (+6.0) in 2019.

1,600 air travelers

The airport received a total of 1,600 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 1,800 percent.

In addition, there were 1,300 passengers departing the airport (+1,450.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 3,000 (+1,637.4 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

145,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 145,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 88.7 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 34,800 (-50.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 59,000 (-44.4 %)
  • Imatra: 27,800 (-42.0 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 7,400 (-49.4 %)
  • Niirala: 14,700 (-35.2 %)
  • Vartius: 5,200 (-42.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 530 (+4.5 %)
  • Salla: 1,400 (-56.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 1,100 (-66.2 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 59 percent

There was a total of 27,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 77.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 857,000 euro

Registered accommodation sales in March were 857,000 euro (-730,000).

Registered January-March sales were 4.1 million euro and they decreased 749,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2020
Amount
Change jan-March 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 92 € 7.5 % 95 € 5.8 %
Bed Night (Registered) 54 € 14.9 % 52 € 3.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 28 € -34.2 % 43 € -5.3 %

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

11 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,100 rooms (-130)
2,900 beds (-280)

Room utilization 30.3 % (-19)
Unsold rooms 750
Bed utilization 18.7 % (-16)

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 March was 8.82/10 (-0.06).

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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

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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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