Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2022

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 21,500
2 %
icon: finland 19,000
7 %
icon: foreign 2,600
80 %
Top 3:
Russia
520
1,647 %
United Kingdom
400
527 %
Lithuania
380
7,420 %
icon: star 12,000
3 %
icon: finland 10,700
8 %
icon: foreign 1,200
78 %
Top 3:
Russia
410
1,930 %
Germany
190
15 %
United Kingdom
125
594 %
Average prices:
Night
66.10 €
2.10 €
Room
122.70 €
6.60 €
RevPAR
76.10 €
11.10 €
icon: establishment 17
6 %
icon: room 570
11 %
icon: bed 1,400
8 %
Daily Visitors
661,000 €
Overnight Visitors
732,000 €
icon: temperature 8.9 °C
0.1 °C
icon: rainfall 53 mm
25 mm

21,500 registered bed nights (August)

In August 2022, 21,500 registered bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (-1.7 %), of which 19,000 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,600 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights decreased seven percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 80 percent. In total, registered bed nights decreased two percent from last year's August.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (520 nights).

14,700 nights (-2.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,800 nights (-0.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 94,200 registered bed nights (-2.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 12,600 (+101.9 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 107,000 (+3.8 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.9 percent (August)

Total of 2.3 million registered bed nights (+12.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (-2.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 560,000 nights (+114.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total registered bed nights was 0.9 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

12,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 89.8 percent were domestic, and 10.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.02) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.02).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

1,200 passengers by ferries (July)

There were 1,200 arriving passengers by ferries. The number of departing passengers was 2,500.

Arrivals

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Visitor count by attraction

Visitor count by attraction (Hamina)

Visitor count by attraction (Kotka)

Visitor count by attraction (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 250 percent (August)

A total of 129,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 59,700 (+405.7 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 36,900 (+210.0 %)
  • Imatra: 18,400 (+518.8 %)
  • Niirala: 9,900 (+36.3 %)
  • Vartius: 3,100 (+47.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 68 (+36.0 %)
  • Salla: 720 (+234.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 740 (+1,054.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 330 percent (June)

There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (August)

The number of foreign visitors in August was 7,500 (+78.0 %). Out of them 3,600 were on a daytrip and 3,900 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and August was 100,000 (+130.7 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka-Hamina Region in August was 1.4 million euro (185 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 732,000 euro and day visitors 661,000 euro. Between January and August the consumption was 18.5 million euro.

Domestic visitors and their consumption (April)

The number of domestic visitors in April was 45,200 (+62.9 %). Out of them 33,600 were on a daytrip and 11,500 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of domestic visitors between January and April was 117,000 (+24.9 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka-Hamina Region in April was 2.5 million euro (55 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 1.1 million euro and day visitors 1.4 million euro. Between January and April the consumption was 6.5 million euro.

Accommodation sales 1.7 million euro (August)

Total accommodation sales in August were 1.7 million euro (+31,700). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 14.5 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.4 million euro (+22,000) and non-registered sales 242,000 euro (+9,700).

Total January-August sales were 8.1 million euro and they increased 787,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2022
Amount
Change jan-August 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 126 € -8.2 % 137 € -16.8 %
Adr (Registered) 123 € 5.7 % 115 € 6.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 76 € 17.0 % 44 € 22.6 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 73 € 6.9 % 61 € -23.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 66 € 3.3 % 63 € 14.8 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
August 2022
Amount
Change jan-August 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 89 € -14.0 % 97 € -12.3 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 44 € 11.2 % 34 € -23.1 %

Accommodation sales 1.3 million euro (August, Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in August were 1.3 million euro (+12,300). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 10.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.2 million euro (+11,100) and non-registered sales 142,000 euro (+1,200).

Total January-August sales were 6.2 million euro and they increased 487,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2022
Amount
Change jan-August 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 121 € 2.0 % 118 € 5.7 %
Adr (Non-Registered) 113 € -13.0 % 125 € -28.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 84 € 6.3 % 49 € 27.2 %
Bed Night (Registered) 73 € 4.8 % 69 € 14.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 66 € -3.4 % 59 € -33.2 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
August 2022
Amount
Change jan-August 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 188 € -6.8 % 220 € 15.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 114 € 3.5 % 94 € 2.6 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (August)

Registered Accommodation

17 accommodation establishments (-1)
570 rooms (-67)
1,400 beds (-126)

Room utilization 62.0 % (+6.0)
Unsold rooms 220

Airbnb and Vrbo

172 accommodation establishments (+6)
151 apartments (+6)
290 rooms (-25)

Apartment utilization 57.4 % (+9.2)
Unsold apartments 64

Capacity & Utilization (August, Hamina)

Airbnb and Vrbo

26 accommodation establishments (-21)
23 apartments (-17)
41 rooms (-43)

Apartment utilization 48.9 % (+11)
Unsold apartments 12

Capacity & Utilization (August, Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

6.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
410 rooms (-29)
930 beds (-52)

Room utilization 69.8 % (+2.8)
Unsold rooms 123

Airbnb and Vrbo

115 accommodation establishments (+21)
99 apartments (+18)
182 rooms (+12)

Apartment utilization 58.5 % (+5.8)
Unsold apartments 41

Capacity & Utilization (August, Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and Vrbo

31 accommodation establishments (+6)
29 apartments (+5)
64 rooms (+6)

Apartment utilization 60.1 % (+10)
Unsold apartments 12

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Accommodation customer satisfaction (June, Hamina)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by accommodation customers in June was 8.49/10 (-0.04).

Accommodation customer satisfaction (June, Kotka)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by accommodation customers in June was 7.86/10 (-0.08).

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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 and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

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Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research, Tak Research

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