Accommodation and Travel Stats
South Karelia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
60,000 bed nights in paid accommodation
Total of 60,000 bed nights (+10.7 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in South Karelia in September 2022. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 82 % and non-registered 18 %.
Between January and September, the number of paid bed nights was 546,000 (+15.1 %). Share of registered was 84 % and non-registered 16 %.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
Registered bed nights increased five percent
In September 2022, 49,000 registered bed nights were recorded in South Karelia (+5.3 %), of which 37,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 11,900 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased 16 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 380 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased five percent from last year's September.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (7,800 nights).
32,400 nights (+9.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,700 nights (-1.4 %) by business visitors.
Between January and September, 414,000 registered bed nights (+7.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 43,500 (+234.0 %) for foreigners in South Karelia, in total 458,000 (+15.0 %) registered nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
27,900 tourists arrived to registered accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 19 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 78.4 percent were domestic, and 21.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Karelia on average 1.7 nights (-0.26) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.92).
Visitor days by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
1,500 air travelers (Lappeenranta)
The airport received a total of 1,500 passengers, which means air passenger arrivals increased 119 percent.
In addition, there were 1,600 passengers departing the airport (+119.7 %), therefore the total number of trips via the airport was 3,100 (+325.5 %).
Arriving passengers (excl. transfers) (Lappeenranta)
Arriving passengers from (Lappeenranta)
Passengers on transfers from (Lappeenranta)
Departing passengers to (Lappeenranta)
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 320 percent
A total of 140,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 60,600 (+526.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 40,400 (+279.5 %)
- Imatra: 24,200 (+742.5 %)
- Niirala: 9,400 (+37.8 %)
- Vartius: 3,300 (+50.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 40 (-35.5 %)
- Salla: 660 (+459.8 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 900 (+1,132.9 %)
Accommodation sales 3.1 million euro
Total accommodation sales in September were 3.1 million euro (+242,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 11.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 2.8 million euro (+155,000) and non-registered sales 355,000 euro (+86,600).
Total January-September sales were 25.5 million euro and they increased 3.7 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||139 €||-4.8 %||145 €||-8.6 %|
|Adr (Registered)||101 €||5.7 %||100 €||1.0 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||73 €||22.8 %||69 €||-0.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||57 €||0.6 %||49 €||3.5 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||53 €||9.9 %||50 €||25.5 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
31 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,800 rooms (-63)
5,300 beds (-124)
Room utilization 52.3 % (+2.0)
Unsold rooms 870
Bed utilization 30.4 % (+2.5)
Airbnb and Vrbo
280 accommodation establishments (+30)
250 apartments (+18)
550 rooms (+52)
Apartment utilization 52.5 % (+12)
Unsold apartments 117