Accommodation and Travel Stats
Saimaa Region: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
99,200 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 99,200 bed nights (+3.6 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in Saimaa Region in December 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 73 % and non-registered 27 %.
Between January and December, the number of paid bed nights was 1.8 million (+1.6 %). Share of registered was 74 % and non-registered 26 %.
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. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
Registered bed nights increased 11 percent
In December 2022, 72,100 registered bed nights were recorded in Saimaa Region (+10.7 %), of which 67,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,200 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 11 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 10 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 11 percent from last year's December.
49,800 nights (+7.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 22,200 nights (+18.1 %) by business visitors.
Between January and December, 1.2 million registered bed nights (+1.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 120,000 (+105.6 %) for foreigners in Saimaa Region, in total 1.3 million (+6.2 %) registered 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
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
35,500 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.3 percent were domestic, and 4.7 percent were from foreign countries.
During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Saimaa Region on average 2.0 nights (+0.17) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.29).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
33,300 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 33,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 17,100 (+65.6 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,900 (-46.0 %)
- Imatra: 2,700 (+3.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,600 (-47.3 %)
- Vartius: 1,700 (-32.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 25 (-71.9 %)
- Salla: 191 (-3.0 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 55 (-32.1 %)
Accommodation sales 4.7 million euro
Total accommodation sales in December were 4.7 million euro (+258,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 21.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.7 million euro (+369,000) and non-registered sales 1.0 million euro (-111,000).
Total January-December sales were 84.6 million euro and they increased 7.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||159 €||3.1 %||146 €||-5.0 %|
|Adr (Registered)||101 €||4.0 %||107 €||3.3 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||64 €||-3.2 %||76 €||-5.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||51 €||0.4 %||52 €||9.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||33 €||11.3 %||48 €||16.6 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
96 accommodation establishments (-4)
3,900 rooms (-145)
10,800 beds (-470)
Room utilization 32.4 % (+2.1)
Unsold rooms 2,600
Airbnb and Vrbo
850 accommodation establishments (-12)
760 apartments (-36)
1,800 rooms (-81)
Apartment utilization 39.4 % (-2.4)
Unsold apartments 460
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Visitor count by attraction
Sources: Airdna, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteostat, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research
Yhteistyössä Etelä-Karjalan liitto, Etelä-Savon Maakuntaliitto, goSaimaa Oy, Miksei Oy, Navitas Oy, Imatran kaupunki, Lappeenrannan kaupunki, Mikkelin kaupunki ja Savonlinnan kaupunki. Saimaa-alue käsittää Etelä-Karjalan, Etelä-Savon ja Varkauden seudun.