Accommodation and Travel Stats
South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell
37,400 registered bed nights
In March 2019, 37,400 bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (-0.7 %), of which 31,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 5,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased four percent and foreign bed nights decreased 19 percent. In total, bed nights decreased one percent from last year's March.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (2,700 nights).
21,200 nights (-10.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 16,200 nights (+16.9 %) by business visitors.
Between January and March, 85,000 bed nights (+9.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 23,500 (-3.7 %) for foreigners in South Savonia, in total 108,000 (+6.6 %) 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
Market share 2.0 percent
Total of 1.9 million bed nights (-2.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (-2.6 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 566,000 nights (-1.4 %) by foreigners.
The market share of South Savonia out of total bed nights was 2.0 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.4 % and foreign bed nights 1.0 %.
19,500 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 10 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 88.3 percent were domestic, and 11.7 percent were from foreign countries.
During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 1.8 nights (+0.23) and foreigners 2.6 nights (-0.16).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased seven percent
A total of 292,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 81.9 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 70,300 (+0.1 %)
- Nuijamaa: 106,000 (+17.0 %)
- Imatra: 48,000 (-0.2 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 14,700 (+22.5 %)
- Niirala: 22,700 (+1.6 %)
- Vartius: 9,000 (-1.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 510 (-8.5 %)
- Salla: 3,300 (-22.4 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+5.4 %)
Russian visa applications increased 32 percent
There was a total of 65,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 1.9 million euro
Registered accommodation sales in March were 1.9 million euro (+392,000).
Registered January-March sales were 5.4 million euro and they increased 1.1 million euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||82 €||15.2 %||84 €||13.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||51 €||26.5 %||50 €||16.9 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||29 €||4.4 %||29 €||9.4 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
74 accommodation establishments (+2)
2,100 rooms (+145)
5,700 beds (+380)
Room utilization 35.0 % (-3.6)
Unsold rooms 1,300
Bed utilization 30.4 % (+6.5)
Registered room utilization
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Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland