Mikkeli
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Mikkeli: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 24,400
3 %
icon: finland 18,500
5 %
icon: foreign 5,900
21 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,400
1 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 14,400
4 %
icon: finland 12,100
6 %
icon: foreign 2,400
4 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.1 mill.
0 %
Average prices:
Night
47.10 €
1.40 €
Room
96.60 €
4.20 €
RevPAR
48.10 €
1.90 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 21
5 %
icon: room 800
6 %
icon: bed 2,000
2 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 10 %
Russia
13 %
China
96 %
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

24,400 registered bed nights

In August 2019, 24,400 bed nights were recorded in Mikkeli (-2.9 %), of which 18,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 5,900 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased five percent and foreign bed nights decreased 21 percent. In total, bed nights decreased three percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (2,400 nights).

16,600 nights (-3.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 7,800 nights (-1.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 122,000 bed nights (+3.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 32,400 (-6.1 %) for foreigners in Mikkeli, in total 155,000 (+1.1 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.0 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 out of total bed nights was 1.0 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

14,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased four percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 83.6 percent were domestic, and 16.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Mikkeli on average 1.5 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 2.5 nights (-0.54).

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 1.1 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 1.1 million euro (+430).

Registered January-August sales were 7.3 million euro and they increased 478,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 97 € 4.5 % 90 € 6.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 48 € 4.1 % 42 € 8.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € 3.0 % 47 € 5.8 %

Tax free sales -10.4 %

Tax free sales decreased 10 percent from the previous year.

(Russians -12.5 %, Chinese +96.0 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

21 accommodation establishments (-1)
800 rooms (-47)
2,000 beds (-33)

Room utilization 49.8 % (-0.2)
Unsold rooms 400
Bed utilization 40.2 % (+0.0)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in August was 8.46/10.

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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