Mikkeli Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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Mikkeli Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 15,700
5 %
icon: finland 13,000
2 %
icon: foreign 2,700
17 %
Top 3:
Russia
680
65 %
Estonia
490
512 %
Latvia
230
21 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 9,000
6 %
icon: finland 8,000
3 %
icon: foreign 940
25 %
Top 3:
Russia
260
70 %
Sweden
67
26 %
Estonia
66
164 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 819,000
14 %
Average prices:
Night
52.30 €
8.40 €
Room
80.50 €
4.50 €
RevPAR
31.40 €
3.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 39
0 %
icon: room 850
0 %
icon: bed 2,400
3 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

15,700 registered bed nights

In March 2019, 15,700 bed nights were recorded in Mikkeli Region (-4.6 %), of which 13,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased 17 percent. In total, bed nights decreased five percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (680 nights).

7,300 nights (-23.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,400 nights (+22.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 35,300 bed nights (+3.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 10,500 (-2.9 %) for foreigners in Mikkeli Region, in total 45,700 (+1.6 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.8 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Mikkeli Region out of total bed nights was 0.8 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.0 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

9,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 89.5 percent were domestic, and 10.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Mikkeli Region on average 1.6 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 2.8 nights (+0.29).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent

A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
  • Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
  • Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)

Russian visa applications increased 32 percent

There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 819,000 euro

Registered accommodation sales in March were 819,000 euro (+98,700).

Registered January-March sales were 2.4 million euro and they increased 254,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 81 € 6.0 % 84 € 3.9 %
Bed Night (Registered) 52 € 19.2 %  52 € 10.3 % 
Revpar (Registered) 31 € 10.7 %  32 € 9.1 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

39 accommodation establishments (+0)
850 rooms (-1)
2,400 beds (+63)

Room utilization 39.0 % (+1.7)
Unsold rooms 520

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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