Accommodation and Travel Stats
South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased five percent
In November 2019, 36,400 bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (+5.4 %), of which 31,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased nine percent and foreign bed nights decreased 13 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's November.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (2,700 nights).
19,900 nights (+15.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,500 nights (-4.9 %) by business visitors.
Between January and November, 509,000 bed nights (+2.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 144,000 (-2.8 %) for foreigners in South Savonia, in total 653,000 (+1.4 %) 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
Bed nights by country of arrival
22,100 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 11 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 90.9 percent were domestic, and 9.1 percent were from foreign countries.
During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 1.6 nights (-0.05) and foreigners 2.3 nights (-0.34).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 16 percent
A total of 289,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 91.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 74,800 (+12.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 119,000 (+20.8 %)
- Imatra: 54,300 (+17.1 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,700 (+28.0 %)
- Niirala: 23,500 (+10.1 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (+4.4 %)
- Kuusamo: 530 (+41.1 %)
- Salla: 3,700 (+11.1 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,300 (+30.0 %)
Russian visa applications decreased six percent
There was a total of 55,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 76.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 2.2 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in November were 2.2 million euro (+529,000).
Registered January-November sales were 32.6 million euro and they increased 5.6 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||97 €||30.2 %||100 €||16.2 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||60 €||25.6 %||50 €||18.9 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||37 €||33.3 %||42 €||13.1 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
72 accommodation establishments (+1)
2,000 rooms (-3)
5,400 beds (+19)
Room utilization 38.6 % (+0.9)
Unsold rooms 1,200
Bed utilization 23.6 % (+1.5)
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "south savonia"
Global Google searches for "south savonia + keyword"
Google searches for "south savonia" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland