Saimaa Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

November 2019

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Saimaa Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (October)
icon: star 103,000
11 %
icon: finland 80,700
10 %
icon: foreign 22,700
15 %
Top 3:
Russia
17,100
24 %
Estonia
1,200
4 %
Germany
790
3 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (October)
icon: star 57,500
9 %
icon: finland 45,400
8 %
icon: foreign 12,100
17 %
Top 3:
Russia
10,100
25 %
Sweden
340
29 %
Germany
240
16 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (October)
icon: star 4.9 mill. €
12 %
Average prices:
Night
47.30 €
0.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (October)
icon: establishment 107
4 %
icon: room 4,000
3 %
icon: bed 11,100
3 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -0.1 °C
1.8 °C
icon: rainfall 41 mm
24 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 11 percent (October)

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

Bed nights by country of arrival

57,500 tourists arrived to accommodation (October)

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

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 16 percent

A total of 289,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 74,800 (+12.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 119,000 (+20.8 %)
  • Imatra: 54,300 (+17.1 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 15,700 (+28.0 %)
  • Niirala: 23,500 (+10.1 %)
  • Vartius: 8,900 (+4.4 %)
  • Kuusamo: 530 (+41.1 %)
  • Salla: 3,700 (+11.1 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,300 (+30.0 %)

Russian visa applications decreased six percent

There was a total of 55,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 76.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 4.9 million euro (October)

Registered accommodation sales in October were 4.9 million euro (+530,000).

Registered January-October sales were 57.9 million euro and they increased 5.8 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
October 2019
Amount
Change jan-October 2019
Amount
Change
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)

Capacity & Utilization (October)

Registered Accommodation

107 accommodation establishments (+4)
4,000 rooms (+125)
11,100 beds (+330)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "saimaa region + keyword"

Google searches for "saimaa region" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

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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