Accommodation and Travel Stats
South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell
97,300 registered bed nights
In August 2019, 97,300 bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (-7.4 %), of which 65,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 32,100 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased seven percent and foreign bed nights decreased eight percent. In total, bed nights decreased seven percent from last year's August.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (14,300 nights).
76,400 nights (-6.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 20,900 nights (-10.4 %) by business visitors.
Between January and August, 405,000 bed nights (+1.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 123,000 (-1.6 %) for foreigners in South Savonia, in total 528,000 (+0.9 %) 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
49,700 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased nine percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 79.2 percent were domestic, and 20.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 1.7 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 3.1 nights (+0.27).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent
A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
- Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
- Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
- Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
- Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
- Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)
Russian visa applications increased 45 percent
There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 4.4 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in August were 4.4 million euro (+303,000).
Registered January-August sales were 25.6 million euro and they increased 4.3 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||99 €||10.6 %||101 €||15.7 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||50 €||1.9 %||43 €||10.8 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||46 €||16.0 %||49 €||19.0 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
93 accommodation establishments (+0)
3,100 rooms (+78)
8,400 beds (+330)
Room utilization 49.8 % (-4.3)
Unsold rooms 1,600
Bed utilization 37.1 % (-3.0)
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland