Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell
8,900 registered bed nights (November)
In November 2019, 8,900 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (-12.8 %), of which 6,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,900 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased one percent and foreign bed nights decreased 30 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 13 percent from last year's November.
Between January and November, 107,000 bed nights (+9.4 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 38,200 (-9.5 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 146,000 (+3.7 %) nights.
45 nights (-99.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 55 nights (-99.0 %) by business visitors.
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 0.6 percent (November)
Total of 1.6 million bed nights (+4.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+5.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 453,000 nights (+3.4 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.6 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.6 %.
Bed nights comparison between regions
5,700 tourists arrived to accommodation (November)
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased two percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 72.2 percent were domestic, and 27.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During November, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.4 nights (-0.14) and foreigners 1.8 nights (-0.46).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 14 percent (November)
A total of 320,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 82.3 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 74,800 (+12.0 %)
- Nuijamaa: 119,000 (+20.8 %)
- Imatra: 54,300 (+17.1 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,700 (+28.0 %)
- Niirala: 23,500 (+10.1 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (+4.4 %)
- Kuusamo: 530 (+41.1 %)
- Salla: 3,700 (+11.1 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,300 (+30.0 %)
Russian visa applications decreased six percent (November)
There was a total of 55,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 76.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 616,000 euro (November)
Registered accommodation sales in November were 616,000 euro.
Registered January-November sales were 8.5 million euro and they decreased 109,000 euro from the previous year.
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (November)
15 accommodation establishments (+1)
550 rooms (+9)
1,400 beds (+74)
Room utilization 43.0 %
Unsold rooms 310