Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 7,800
15 %
icon: finland 5,700
27 %
icon: foreign 2,100
8 %
Top 3:
Russia
670
28 %
United Kingdom
470
93 %
Estonia
171
28 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 4,900
28 %
icon: finland 3,900
37 %
icon: foreign 1,000
3 %
Top 3:
Russia
470
20 %
United Kingdom
146
103 %
Estonia
70
15 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 536,000
Average prices:
Night
68.30 €
Room
101.00 €
RevPAR
32.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 15
7 %
icon: room 550
6 %
icon: bed 1,400
13 %

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 15 percent (February)

In February 2020, 7,800 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (+15.3 %), of which 5,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,100 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 27 percent and foreign bed nights decreased eight percent. In total, bed nights increased 15 percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (670 nights).

3,400 nights (+3.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,400 nights (+26.6 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 10,600 bed nights (+17.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 5,600 (-11.9 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 16,200 (+5.5 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.4 percent (February)

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+7.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+10.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 613,000 nights (+1.9 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.4 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

4,900 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 28 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 79.2 percent were domestic, and 20.8 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.5 nights (-0.11) and foreigners 2.1 nights (-0.24).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 24 percent (February)

A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
  • Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
  • Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Registered room utilization

Accommodation sales 536,000 euro (February)

Registered accommodation sales in February were 536,000 euro.

Registered January-February sales were 1.1 million euro and they increased 12,600 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 101 € 101 € -2.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 68 € 68 € -4.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 33 € 33 € 3.4 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 85 € -8.0 % 92 € -5.6 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 38 € -5.6 % 43 € 24.6 % 

Accommodation sales 540,000 euro (February, Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in February were 540,000 euro (-41,900). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 18.8 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 455,000 euro (+26,700) and Airbnb and HomeAway sales 85,600 euro (-68,600).

Total January-February sales were 1.1 million euro and they decreased 134,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 124 € -63.4 %  139 € -62.1 % 
Adr (Registered) 101 € 2.8 % 101 € 1.7 %
Bed Night (Registered) 72 € -8.5 % 70 € -5.3 %
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 57 € -67.2 %  65 € -65.2 % 
Revpar (Registered) 35 € 11.1 %  35 € 10.1 % 

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Airbnb & Homeaway) 161 € 53.1 %  197 € -21.9 % 
Revpar (Airbnb & Homeaway) 48 € 30.1 %  52 € -25.3 % 

Capacity & Utilization (February)

Registered Accommodation

15 accommodation establishments (+1)
550 rooms (+29)
1,400 beds (+159)

Room utilization 32.4 % (+1.3)
Unsold rooms 370

Capacity & Utilization (February, Hamina)

Airbnb and HomeAway

21 apartments (+7)
3.0 private rooms (+0)
0.0 shared rooms (+0)

Apartment utilization 45.0 % (+1.1)
Unsold apartments 12

Capacity & Utilization (February, Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

6.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
430 rooms (+10)
990 beds (+102)

Room utilization 35.0 % (+2.6)
Unsold rooms 280

Airbnb and HomeAway

76 apartments (+14)
10 private rooms (+0)
0.0 shared rooms (+0)

Apartment utilization 46.4 % (-5.3)
Unsold apartments 41

Capacity & Utilization (February, Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and HomeAway

26 apartments (-3)
4.0 private rooms (+3)
0.0 shared rooms (+0)

Apartment utilization 29.1 % (-5.2)
Unsold apartments 18

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

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