Mikkeli Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Mikkeli Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 35,800
8 %
icon: finland 26,200
6 %
icon: foreign 9,600
14 %
Top 3:
Russia
3,900
4 %
Germany
1,600
18 %
Spain
440
9 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 19,100
1 %
icon: finland 15,500
1 %
icon: foreign 3,600
2 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,200
4 %
Germany
590
23 %
Italy
230
30 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.5 mill.
1 %
Average prices:
Night
42.50 €
2.90 €
Room
101.70 €
4.90 €
RevPAR
48.80 €
0.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 43
2 %
icon: room 1,100
2 %
icon: bed 3,000
2 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 14.6 °C
2.4 °C
icon: rainfall 36 mm
29 mm

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

35,800 registered bed nights

In August 2019, 35,800 bed nights were recorded in Mikkeli Region (-8.2 %), of which 26,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 9,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased six percent and foreign bed nights decreased 14 percent. In total, bed nights decreased eight percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (3,900 nights).

27,700 nights (-5.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,100 nights (-15.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 161,000 bed nights (+1.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 45,400 (-2.3 %) for foreigners in Mikkeli Region, in total 207,000 (+0.2 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.5 percent

Total of 2.4 million bed nights (+3.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.6 million nights (+3.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights (+4.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Mikkeli Region out of total bed nights was 1.5 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.6 % and foreign bed nights 1.2 %.

19,100 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 81.2 percent were domestic, and 18.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Mikkeli Region on average 1.7 nights (-0.09) and foreigners 2.7 nights (-0.38).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
  • Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 45 percent

There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.5 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 1.5 million euro (-21,100).

Registered January-August sales were 9.1 million euro and they increased 496,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 102 € 5.1 % 94 € 5.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 49 € 1.5 % 41 € 6.8 %
Bed Night (Registered) 42 € 7.4 % 44 € 5.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

43 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,100 rooms (-23)
3,000 beds (+51)

Room utilization 48.0 % (-1.7)
Unsold rooms 560
Bed utilization 36.5 % (-2.9)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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

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