Savonlinna Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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Savonlinna Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 18,200
5 %
icon: finland 15,200
10 %
icon: foreign 3,000
15 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,900
4 %
Germany
440
26 %
India
156
16 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 9,400
8 %
icon: finland 8,200
9 %
icon: foreign 1,300
0 %
Top 3:
Russia
930
7 %
Sweden
70
79 %
India
55
22 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 930,000
43 %
Average prices:
Night
51.00 €
13.80 €
Room
85.00 €
19.80 €
RevPAR
29.00 €
0.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 29
16 %
icon: room 1,000
19 %
icon: bed 2,700
16 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased five percent

In March 2019, 18,200 bed nights were recorded in Savonlinna Region (+4.6 %), of which 15,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 15 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,900 nights).

12,700 nights (+2.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 5,500 nights (+10.9 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 42,700 bed nights (+18.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 12,200 (-0.9 %) for foreigners in Savonlinna Region, in total 54,800 (+13.2 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.0 percent

Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Savonlinna Region out of total bed nights was 1.0 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.2 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

9,400 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased eight percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 86.6 percent were domestic, and 13.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Savonlinna Region on average 1.9 nights (+0.31) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.4).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent

A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
  • Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
  • Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
  • Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)

Russian visa applications increased 32 percent

There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 930,000 euro

Registered accommodation sales in March were 930,000 euro (+282,000).

Registered January-March sales were 2.7 million euro and they increased 802,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 85 € 30.3 %  84 € 28.4 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 51 € 37.1 %  48 € 26.6 % 
Revpar (Registered) 29 € 2.3 % 29 € 13.4 % 

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

29 accommodation establishments (+4)
1,000 rooms (+162)
2,700 beds (+380)

Room utilization 34.1 % (-9.3)
Unsold rooms 670

Registered room utilization

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

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