Saimaa Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Saimaa Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 186,000
1 %
icon: finland 120,000
1 %
icon: foreign 65,600
0 %
Top 3:
Russia
36,600
7 %
Germany
7,600
9 %
Italy
2,500
13 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 95,900
1 %
icon: finland 69,800
0 %
icon: foreign 26,200
1 %
Top 3:
Russia
15,300
9 %
Germany
2,100
20 %
Italy
1,500
18 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 8.1 mill.
9 %
Average prices:
Night
43.60 €
3.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 131
2 %
icon: room 5,300
2 %
icon: bed 14,600
3 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 14.7 °C
2.9 °C
icon: rainfall 40 mm
37 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

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In August 2019, 186,000 bed nights were recorded in Saimaa Region (+0.9 %), of which 120,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 65,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased one percent and foreign bed nights increased less than one percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (36,600 nights).

150,000 nights (-0.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 36,100 nights (+6.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 767,000 bed nights (+4.8 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 290,000 (-1.3 %) for foreigners in Saimaa Region, in total 1.1 million (+3.1 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 7.7 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 Saimaa Region out of total bed nights was 7.7 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 7.4 % and foreign bed nights 8.3 %.

95,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 72.7 percent were domestic, and 27.3 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Saimaa Region on average 1.7 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.03).

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 8.1 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 8.1 million euro (+670,000).

Registered January-August sales were 48.1 million euro and they increased 5.2 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Bed Night (Registered) 44 € 8.0 % 46 € 8.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

131 accommodation establishments (+2)
5,300 rooms (+121)
14,600 beds (+360)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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

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