South Karelia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

October 2021

South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 60,800
12 %
icon: finland 59,200
15 %
icon: foreign 1,600
38 %
Top 3:
Germany
220
421 %
Estonia
181
23 %
Sweden
151
30 %
icon: star 29,300
19 %
icon: finland 28,500
20 %
icon: foreign 780
3 %
Top 3:
Germany
131
908 %
Sweden
75
150 %
Russia
60
2 %
icon: star 2.8 mill. €
16 %
Average prices:
Night
46.60 €
1.70 €
Room
101.20 €
8.40 €
RevPAR
51.00 €
8.10 €
icon: establishment 32
3 %
icon: room 1,900
0 %
icon: bed 5,300
1 %
icon: finland 13.9 mill. €
28 %
icon: temperature 6.9 °C
0.5 °C
icon: rainfall 60 mm
10 mm

Registered bed nights increased 12 percent

In October 2021, 60,800 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+12.0 %), of which 59,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,600 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 15 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 38 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 12 percent from last year's October.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (220 nights).

47,300 nights (+14.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 13,600 nights (+3.6 %) by business visitors.

Between January and October, 444,000 registered bed nights (+12.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 14,600 (-76.6 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 459,000 (+0.2 %) 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 (+47.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.5 million nights (+39.8 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 200,000 nights (+149.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Karelia out of total registered bed nights was 3.7 % (-1.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

29,300 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 19 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 97.3 percent were domestic, and 2.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During October, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 2.1 nights (-0.09) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-1.2).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,200 air travelers (Lappeenranta)

The airport received a total of 1,200 passengers.

In addition, there were 1,200 passengers departing the airport (+61,450.0 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 1,200 (+61,450.0 %).

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 53 percent

A total of 39,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 11,800 (+63.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 12,400 (+88.1 %)
  • Imatra: 3,000 (-12.5 %)
  • Niirala: 8,100 (+53.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,700 (+36.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 52 (-11.9 %)
  • Salla: 210 (+383.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 79 (+119.4 %)

Accommodation sales 3.1 million euro

Total accommodation sales in October were 3.1 million euro (+153,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 7.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.8 million euro (+394,000) and non-registered sales 221,000 euro (-241,000).

Total January-October sales were 24.8 million euro and they increased 345,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
October 2021
Amount
Change jan-October 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 138 € -33.4 % 156 € -4.6 %
Adr (Registered) 101 € 9.1 % 99 € 4.6 %
Revpar (Registered) 51 € 18.8 % 41 € 7.7 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 48 € -50.3 % 67 € -9.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 47 € 3.7 % 47 € 4.6 %

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 (-8)
5,300 beds (-71)

Room utilization 50.4 % (+4.1)
Unsold rooms 930
Bed utilization 36.4 % (+4.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

230 accommodation establishments (-67)
220 apartments (-49)
460 rooms (-137)

Apartment utilization 34.7 % (-12)
Unsold apartments 140

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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