Savonlinna
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Savonlinna: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 46,800
14 %
icon: finland 28,700
15 %
icon: foreign 18,200
13 %
Top 3:
Russia
8,800
2 %
Germany
3,300
11 %
Italy
1,200
36 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 23,300
19 %
icon: finland 17,700
18 %
icon: foreign 5,600
22 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,100
21 %
Germany
680
21 %
Italy
570
6 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 2.2 mill.
0 %
Average prices:
Night
47.60 €
7.00 €
Room
99.60 €
7.80 €
RevPAR
53.30 €
3.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 36
0 %
icon: room 1,500
0 %
icon: bed 3,900
1 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 3 %
Russia
1 %
China
84 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 14.5 °C
3.0 °C
icon: rainfall 46 mm
20 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

46,800 registered bed nights

In August 2019, 46,800 bed nights were recorded in Savonlinna (-14.3 %), of which 28,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 18,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 15 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 13 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 14 percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (8,800 nights).

40,700 nights (-9.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,100 nights (-37.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 167,000 bed nights (-6.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 64,600 (-3.0 %) for foreigners in Savonlinna, in total 232,000 (-5.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.9 percent

Total of 2.4 million bed nights (+3.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.6 million nights (+3.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights (+4.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Savonlinna out of total bed nights was 1.9 % (-0.4 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.8 % and foreign bed nights 2.3 %.

23,300 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 19 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 75.9 percent were domestic, and 24.1 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Savonlinna on average 1.6 nights (+0.06) and foreigners 3.2 nights (+0.32).

115 air travelers

The airport received a total of 115 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals decreased 35 percent.

Of local passengers, 2.6 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 97.4 %.

In addition, there were 300 passengers departing the airport (-22.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 420 (-26.5 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers)

Arriving passengers from

Passengers on transfers from

Departing passengers to

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
  • Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 45 percent

There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 2.2 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in August were 2.2 million euro (+9,700).

Registered January-August sales were 12.3 million euro and they increased 2.0 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 100 € 8.5 % 110 € 18.8 % 
Revpar (Registered) 53 € -5.9 % 50 € 5.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 48 € 17.2 %  53 € 26.5 % 

Tax free sales -3.2 %

Tax free sales decreased three percent from the previous year.

(Russians -0.6 %, Chinese -83.8 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

36 accommodation establishments (+0)
1,500 rooms (+7)
3,900 beds (+32)

Room utilization 53.5 % (-8.2)
Unsold rooms 710
Bed utilization 39.9 % (-4.0)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in August was 8.42/10.

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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Sources: Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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