Accommodation and Travel Stats
Saimaa Region: Tourism in a nutshell
87,100 registered bed nights (March 2019)
In March 2019, 87,100 bed nights were recorded in Saimaa Region, of which 61,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 25,100 nights by foreigners.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (19,800 nights).
60,800 nights were spend by leisure visitors and 26,300 nights by business visitors.
Between January and March, 176,000 bed nights were recorded for domestic visitors and 77,800 for foreigners in Saimaa Region, in total 254,000 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
46,600 tourists arrived to accommodation (March 2019)
Of all arrivals, 72.7 percent were domestic, and 27.3 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Saimaa Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.17) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.04).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 24 percent (February)
A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
- Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
- Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
- Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
- Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
- Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)
Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)
There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 4.0 million euro (March 2019)
Registered accommodation sales in March were 4.0 million euro.
|Adr (Registered)||83 €||4.1 %||85 €||1.5 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||12.0 %||47 €||7.6 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||32 €||0.2 %||34 €||3.1 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (March 2019)
104 accommodation establishments
Room utilization 38.5 % (-1.7)
Unsold rooms 2,400
Registered room utilization
Website's user sessions by language
Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland