South Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2022

South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 29,400
10 %
icon: finland 27,800
12 %
icon: foreign 1,600
7 %
Top 3:
Germany
420
34 %
Estonia
350
60 %
Russia
174
1 %
icon: star 14,500
14 %
icon: finland 14,000
13 %
icon: foreign 460
28 %
Top 3:
Germany
91
37 %
Estonia
62
37 %
Russia
38
73 %
icon: star 1.7 mill. €
20 %
Average prices:
Night
58.80 €
4.60 €
Room
105.70 €
9.10 €
RevPAR
33.90 €
4.30 €
icon: establishment 59
3 %
icon: room 1,700
1 %
icon: bed 4,900
3 %
icon: room 32 %
5 %
icon: bed 21 %
16 %
icon: temperature 0.4 °C
0.2 °C
icon: rainfall 45 mm
8 mm

Registered bed nights increased 10 percent

In December 2022, 29,400 registered bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (+10.3 %), of which 27,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,600 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 12 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased seven percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 10 percent from last year's December.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (420 nights).

18,500 nights (+1.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 10,900 nights (+29.9 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 539,000 registered bed nights (-6.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 61,500 (+76.1 %) for foreigners in South Savonia, in total 600,000 (-1.3 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.6 percent

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+11.8 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+5.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 731,000 nights (+23.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Savonia out of total registered bed nights was 1.6 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.6 % and foreign bed nights 0.2 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

14,500 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 14 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 96.9 percent were domestic, and 3.1 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 2.0 nights (+0.43) and foreigners 3.6 nights (+0.82).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

33,300 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 33,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 17,100 (+65.6 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,900 (-46.0 %)
  • Imatra: 2,700 (+3.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,600 (-47.3 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-32.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 25 (-71.9 %)
  • Salla: 191 (-3.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 55 (-32.1 %)

Accommodation sales 2.5 million euro

Total accommodation sales in December were 2.5 million euro (+153,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 31.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.7 million euro (+283,000) and non-registered sales 786,000 euro (-130,000).

Total January-December sales were 45.3 million euro and they increased 620,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2022
Amount
Change jan-December 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 169 € 3.7 % 149 € -4.2 %
Adr (Registered) 106 € 9.4 % 114 € 4.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 73 € -1.4 % 83 € -4.2 %
Bed Night (Registered) 59 € 8.4 % 56 € 13.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 34 € 14.4 % 49 € 7.4 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

59 accommodation establishments (-2)
1,700 rooms (-11)
4,900 beds (-162)

Room utilization 32.1 % (+1.4)
Unsold rooms 1,200
Bed utilization 21.3 % (+3.0)

Airbnb and Vrbo

550 accommodation establishments (-59)
500 apartments (-66)
1,200 rooms (-161)

Apartment utilization 42.5 % (-1.9)
Unsold apartments 290

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, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteostat, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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Picture by Alberto Garcia


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