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