Savonlinna
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2019

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Savonlinna: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 14,100
1 %
icon: finland 11,200
3 %
icon: foreign 2,800
6 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,800
7 %
Germany
440
9 %
India
156
16 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 7,000
18 %
icon: finland 5,800
21 %
icon: foreign 1,200
1 %
Top 3:
Russia
880
5 %
India
55
22 %
Germany
47
15 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 722,000
27 %
Average prices:
Night
51.30 €
10.70 €
Room
85.20 €
12.70 €
RevPAR
28.60 €
4.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 24
20 %
icon: room 790
17 %
icon: bed 2,200
19 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 21 %
Russia
19 %
China
55 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -1.9 °C
6.5 °C
icon: rain 53 mm
10 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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In March 2019, 14,100 bed nights were recorded in Savonlinna (+0.9 %), of which 11,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased three percent and foreign bed nights decreased six percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's March.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,800 nights).

11,000 nights (+3.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3,100 nights (-6.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 31,800 bed nights (+12.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 11,100 (-0.3 %) for foreigners in Savonlinna, in total 42,900 (+8.6 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.8 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 out of total bed nights was 0.8 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.9 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

7,000 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 18 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 83.4 percent were domestic, and 16.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Savonlinna on average 1.9 nights (+0.45) and foreigners 2.4 nights (-0.2).

310 air travelers

The airport received a total of 310 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 25 percent.

Of local passengers, 6.4 % arrived from abroad, thus the share of domestic passengers was 93.6 %.

In addition, there were 300 passengers departing the airport (+7.8 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 620.

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 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 882,000 euro

Total accommodation sales in March were 882,000 euro (+197,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 22.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 722,000 euro (+156,000) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 159,000 euro (+41,000).

Total January-March sales were 2.6 million euro and they increased 384,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2019
Amount
Change jan-March 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 141 € -11.9 %  169 € 5.0 %
Adr (Registered) 85 € 17.5 %  84 € 16.4 % 
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 62 € 7.4 % 65 € -6.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 51 € 26.4 %  48 € 19.0 % 
Revpar (Registered) 29 € -12.6 %  29 € -1.4 %

Tax free sales -21.0 %

Tax free sales decreased 21 percent from the previous year.

(Russians -19.0 %, Chinese -55.4 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

24 accommodation establishments (+4)
790 rooms (+116)
2,200 beds (+340)

Room utilization 33.5 % (-12)
Unsold rooms 520

Airbnb and HomeAway

154 apartments (+20)
5.0 private rooms (+0)
0.0 shared rooms (+0)

Apartment utilization 44.1 % (+7.9)
Unsold apartments 86

Registered room utilization

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Sources: Airdna, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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