South Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

June 2019

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South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 87,000
1 %
icon: finland 69,600
2 %
icon: foreign 17,400
2 %
Top 3:
Russia
8,300
3 %
Germany
3,200
15 %
Switzerland
820
16 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 42,300
5 %
icon: finland 36,500
10 %
icon: foreign 5,800
14 %
Top 3:
Russia
2,000
25 %
Germany
1,000
25 %
Switzerland
360
7 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 3.8 mill.
23 %
Average prices:
Night
43.20 €
7.60 €
Room
103.20 €
21.90 €
RevPAR
45.20 €
8.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 93
2 %
icon: room 3,100
8 %
icon: bed 8,400
9 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 16.6 °C
2.1 °C
icon: rainfall 24 mm
18 mm

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In June 2019, 87,000 bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (+1.0 %), of which 69,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 17,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased two percent and foreign bed nights decreased two percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's June.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (8,300 nights).

68,800 nights (-1.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 18,300 nights (+13.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and June, 216,000 bed nights (+6.9 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 53,300 (-2.9 %) for foreigners in South Savonia, in total 269,000 (+4.8 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 3.8 percent

Total of 2.3 million bed nights (+6.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.7 million nights (+7.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 608,000 nights (+3.8 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Savonia out of total bed nights was 3.8 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 4.1 % and foreign bed nights 2.9 %.

42,300 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased five percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 86.2 percent were domestic, and 13.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 1.9 nights (-0.15) and foreigners 3.0 nights (+0.38).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased one percent

A total of 281,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 84,200 (-2.2 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 114,000 (+10.8 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (-14.0 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,400 (+25.3 %)
  • Niirala: 23,700 (-2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,200 (+2.7 %)
  • Kuusamo: 500 (+34.7 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (-6.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,900 (+4.5 %)

Russian visa applications increased 10 percent

There was a total of 72,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 3.8 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in June were 3.8 million euro (+694,000).

Registered January-June sales were 13.2 million euro and they increased 2.6 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2019
Amount
Change jan-June 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 103 € 26.9 %  92 € 19.4 % 
Revpar (Registered) 45 € 23.3 %  33 € 13.3 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 43 € 21.4 %  49 € 18.6 % 

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

93 accommodation establishments (+2)
3,100 rooms (+230)
8,400 beds (+700)

Room utilization 43.8 % (-1.3)
(for establishments in use)
Unsold rooms 1,800

Registered room utilization

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Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland

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