South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

October 2022

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 62,200
2 %
icon: finland 58,800
1 %
icon: foreign 3,400
111 %
Top 3:
Russia
800
499 %
Slovakia
470
Germany
340
53 %
icon: star 29,600
1 %
icon: finland 28,200
1 %
icon: foreign 1,300
70 %
Top 3:
Russia
380
538 %
Germany
148
13 %
Sweden
112
49 %
icon: star 3.6 mill. €
26 %
Average prices:
Night
57.60 €
11.00 €
Room
106.80 €
5.50 €
RevPAR
68.20 €
17.20 €
icon: establishment 31
3 %
icon: room 1,800
5 %
icon: bed 5,100
4 %
icon: room 64 %
27 %
icon: bed 39 %
7 %
icon: temperature 6.3 °C
0.6 °C
icon: rainfall 1 mm
59 mm

Registered bed nights increased two percent

In October 2022, 62,200 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+2.3 %), of which 58,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased one percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 111 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased two percent from last year's October.

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

41,800 nights (-11.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 20,400 nights (+50.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and October, 473,000 registered bed nights (+6.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 46,900 (+220.5 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 520,000 (+13.3 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.7 percent

Total of 1.7 million registered bed nights (+0.7 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (-6.4 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 305,000 nights (+52.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 3.7 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.3 % and foreign bed nights 1.1 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

29,600 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.5 percent were domestic, and 4.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (+0.01) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.49).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,300 air travelers (Lappeenranta)

The airport received a total of 1,300 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 12 percent.

In addition, there were 1,000 passengers departing the airport (-17.9 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 2,400 (+91.1 %).

Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)

Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)

Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)

Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

30,600 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 30,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 16,400 (+39.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 5,600 (-54.8 %)
  • Imatra: 2,500 (-16.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,200 (-48.5 %)
  • Vartius: 1,500 (-44.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 20 (-61.5 %)
  • Salla: 220 (+4.8 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 91 (+15.2 %)

Russian visa applications increased 330 percent (June)

There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.9 million euro

Total accommodation sales in October were 3.9 million euro (+885,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 9.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 3.6 million euro (+747,000) and non-registered sales 359,000 euro (+138,000).

Total January-October sales were 29.4 million euro and they increased 4.6 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
October 2022
Amount
Change jan-October 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 151 € 9.3 % 145 € -7.2 %
Adr (Registered) 107 € 5.5 % 101 € 1.6 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 69 € 44.2 % 69 € 3.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 68 € 33.7 % 51 € 26.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 58 € 23.6 % 50 € 5.9 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

31 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,800 rooms (-98)
5,100 beds (-190)

Room utilization 63.9 % (+13)
Unsold rooms 640
Bed utilization 39.0 % (+2.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

270 accommodation establishments (+40)
240 apartments (+24)
560 rooms (+100)

Apartment utilization 45.8 % (+11)
Unsold apartments 129

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, Finavia, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Lappeenranta Airport, Meteostat, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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