South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 46,600
1 %
icon: finland 44,000
2 %
icon: foreign 2,500
20 %
icon: star 23,400
15 %
icon: finland 22,600
12 %
icon: foreign 860
270 %
icon: star 2.6 mill. €
8 %
Average prices:
Night
56.50 €
3.70 €
Room
95.70 €
6.60 €
RevPAR
48.10 €
5.50 €
icon: establishment 32
3 %
icon: room 1,900
2 %
icon: bed 5,400
3 %
icon: finland 11.7 mill. €
91 %
icon: temperature 8.8 °C
3.4 °C
icon: rainfall 40 mm
25 mm

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In September 2021, 46,600 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+0.6 %), of which 44,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,500 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased two percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 20 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased one percent from last year's September.

29,700 nights (-0.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,900 nights (+2.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 385,000 registered bed nights (+11.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 13,000 (-78.2 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 398,000 (-1.4 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.9 percent

Total of 1.6 million registered bed nights (+29.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+21.8 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 204,000 nights (+121.3 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 2.9 % (-0.8 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 3.2 % and foreign bed nights 1.2 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

23,400 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 15 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.3 percent were domestic, and 3.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.0 nights (-0.19) and foreigners 2.9 nights (-11).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

700 air travelers (Lappeenranta)

The airport received a total of 700 passengers.

In addition, there were 740 passengers departing the airport, therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 740.

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 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Accommodation sales 2.9 million euro

Total accommodation sales in September were 2.9 million euro (+181,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 9.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.6 million euro (+184,000) and non-registered sales 268,000 euro (-2,700).

Total January-September sales were 21.7 million euro and they increased 166,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 145 € 0.5 % 158 € -1.4 %
Adr (Registered) 96 € 7.4 % 99 € 3.9 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 59 € -5.3 % 69 € -3.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 56 € 6.9 % 48 € 4.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 48 € 12.8 % 39 € 6.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

32 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,900 rooms (-41)
5,400 beds (-194)

Room utilization 50.3 % (+2.4)
Unsold rooms 940
Bed utilization 27.9 % (+1.2)

Airbnb and Vrbo

250 accommodation establishments (-47)
230 apartments (-38)
500 rooms (-82)

Apartment utilization 40.7 % (-2.4)
Unsold apartments 135

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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