South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2022

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (March)
icon: star 41,700
119 %
icon: finland 39,600
113 %
icon: foreign 2,100
381 %
Top 3:
Germany
310
1,712 %
Estonia
280
239 %
Russia
220
445 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (March)
icon: star 20,300
150 %
icon: finland 19,300
141 %
icon: foreign 1,000
768 %
Top 3:
Germany
186
1,591 %
Russia
152
443 %
Sweden
81
710 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (March)
icon: star 2.0 mill. €
95 %
Average prices:
Night
47.40 €
5.60 €
Room
91.80 €
2.80 €
RevPAR
36.50 €
16.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (March)
icon: establishment 32
0 %
icon: room 1,900
4 %
icon: bed 5,300
3 %
utilization icon
Utilization (March)
icon: room 40 %
88 %
icon: bed 25 %
111 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 1.8 °C
1.6 °C
icon: rainfall 19 mm
0 mm

Registered bed nights increased 119 percent (March)

In March 2022, 41,700 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+118.6 %), of which 39,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,100 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 113 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 380 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 119 percent from last year's March.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (310 nights).

32,000 nights (+144.4 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 9,700 nights (+62.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 99,400 registered bed nights (+45.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4,900 (+166.3 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 104,000 (+48.9 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.4 percent (March)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+105.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+70.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 377,000 nights (+699.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 2.4 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.8 % and foreign bed nights 0.6 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

20,300 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 150 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 94.9 percent were domestic, and 5.1 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (-0.28) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-1.6).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

3,200 air travelers (Lappeenranta)

The airport received a total of 3,200 passengers.

In addition, there were 3,200 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 6,300.

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)

Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)

Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)

Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent

A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
  • Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
  • Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)

There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2022
Amount
Change jan-April 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 148 € -20.2 % 140 € -15.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 51 € -18.4 % 47 € -18.9 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

240 accommodation establishments (-51)
210 apartments (-41)
490 rooms (-93)

Apartment utilization 34.3 % (+1.6)
Unsold apartments 140

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

Visitor count by attraction

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Sources: Airdna, Business Finland, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Lappeenranta Airport, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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