South Savonia
Accommodation and Travel Stats

January 2019

Notice

This is a non-premium report and will only show data up to 12 months from now.

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.

South Savonia: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 35,400
11 %
icon: finland 23,700
14 %
icon: foreign 11,700
4 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.6 mill.
17 %
Average prices:
Night
46.10 €
2.60 €
Room
77.40 €
1.70 €
RevPAR
24.90 €
0.60 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 70
1 %
icon: room 2,000
2 %
icon: bed 5,500
1 %

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased 11 percent

In January 2019, 35,400 bed nights were recorded in South Savonia (+10.5 %), of which 23,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 11,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 14 percent and foreign bed nights increased four percent. In total, bed nights increased 11 percent from last year's January.

20,500 nights (-2.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 14,900 nights (+35.6 %) by business visitors.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.3 percent

Total of 1.5 million bed nights (+1.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 869,000 nights (+1.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 675,000 nights (+0.6 %) by foreigners.

The market share of South Savonia out of total bed nights was 2.3 % (+0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.7 % and foreign bed nights 1.7 %.

16,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 79.0 percent were domestic, and 21.0 percent were from foreign countries.

During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in South Savonia on average 1.8 nights (+0.29) and foreigners 3.3 nights (+0.01).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

262,000 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 262,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 80.1 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 70,200 (-12.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 81,500 (-1.6 %)
  • Imatra: 43,200 (-5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 15,100 (+7.4 %)
  • Niirala: 21,400 (-4.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,900 (-6.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 640 (+0.5 %)
  • Salla: 3,500 (-18.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,800 (-2.9 %)

Russian visa applications increased one percent

There was a total of 34,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.6 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in January were 1.6 million euro (+240,000).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
January 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 77 € 2.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 46 € 6.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 25 € -2.4 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

70 accommodation establishments (-1)
2,000 rooms (+45)
5,500 beds (+77)

Room utilization 32.2 % (-1.5)
Unsold rooms 1,400
Bed utilization 23.3 % (+2.8)

Registered room utilization

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

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