Accommodation and Travel Stats
Saimaa Region: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased 11 percent (October 2019)
In October 2019, 103,000 bed nights were recorded in Saimaa Region (+11.0 %), of which 80,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 22,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and foreign bed nights increased 15 percent. In total, bed nights increased 11 percent from last year's October.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (17,100 nights).
73,300 nights (+16.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 30,100 nights (+0.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and October, 922,000 bed nights (+4.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 340,000 (-0.3 %) for foreigners in Saimaa Region, in total 1.3 million (+3.3 %) 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
57,500 tourists arrived to accommodation (October 2019)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased nine percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 79.0 percent were domestic, and 21.0 percent were from foreign countries.
During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Saimaa Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.04) and foreigners 1.9 nights (-0.03).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
20,100 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 20,100 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 63.1 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 4,300 (-93.9 %)
- Nuijamaa: 5,800 (-94.2 %)
- Imatra: 2,500 (-94.0 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 8.0 (-99.9 %)
- Niirala: 4,700 (-78.0 %)
- Vartius: 1,700 (-79.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 77 (-76.5 %)
- Salla: 24 (-99.0 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 89 percent
There was a total of 8,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 92.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
|Bed Night (Registered)||47 €||1.1 %||46 €||7.7 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "saimaa region"
Global Google searches for "saimaa region + keyword"
Google searches for "saimaa region" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland
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