Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2020

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 11,800
4 %
icon: finland 10,800
14 %
icon: foreign 970
66 %
Top 3:
United Kingdom
270
23 %
Estonia
172
37 %
Latvia
118
743 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 7,100
3 %
icon: finland 6,800
27 %
icon: foreign 310
80 %
Top 3:
Estonia
89
43 %
Sweden
60
25 %
United Kingdom
42
70 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 734,000 €
14 %
Average prices:
Night
62.40 €
7.00 €
Room
108.40 €
2.20 €
RevPAR
41.30 €
3.90 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 14
7 %
icon: room 550
3 %
icon: bed 1,400
2 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending
icon: foreign 600,000 €
80 %
Daily Visitors
390,000 €
Overnight Visitors
210,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 13.2 °C
1.0 °C
icon: rainfall 43 mm
4 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 and accommodation trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

11,800 registered bed nights

In September 2020, 11,800 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (-4.4 %), of which 10,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 970 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 14 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 66 percent. In total, bed nights decreased four percent from last year's September.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from United Kingdom (270 nights).

6,700 nights (+12.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 5,100 nights (-19.7 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 92,500 bed nights (-1.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 12,100 (-62.9 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 105,000 (-17.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.0 percent

Total of 1.2 million bed nights (-32.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (-12.3 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 87,000 nights (-83.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 1.0 % (+0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.9 % and foreign bed nights 1.1 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

7,100 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased three percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 95.6 percent were domestic, and 4.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.6 nights (-0.18) and foreigners 3.1 nights (+1.3).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

23,800 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 23,800 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 6,300 (-90.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,100 (-94.0 %)
  • Imatra: 3,300 (-92.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,900 (-76.1 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (-75.9 %)
  • Kuusamo: 44 (-89.8 %)
  • Salla: 66 (-97.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 34 (-98.6 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 99 percent

There was a total of 610 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 60.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption

The number of foreign visitors in September was 4,300 (-79.9 %). Out of them 3,000 were on a daytrip and 1,300 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and September was 71,500 (-62.1 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka-Hamina Region in September was 600,000 euro (140 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 210,000 euro and day visitors 390,000 euro. Between January and September the consumption was 9.9 million euro.

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Accommodation sales 887,000 euro

Total accommodation sales in September were 887,000 euro (-141,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 17.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 734,000 euro (-119,000) and non-registered sales 153,000 euro (-18,700).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 159 € 2.2 % 160 € 5.1 %
Adr (Registered) 108 € 2.1 % 108 €
Revpar (Non-Registered) 81 € 3.0 % 74 € -0.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 62 € -10.0 %  56 € -1.5 %
Revpar (Registered) 41 € -8.7 % 41 €

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 126 € 16.6 %  95 € 2.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 62 € 0.6 % 41 € 0.5 %

Accommodation sales 701,000 euro (Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in September were 701,000 euro (-70,200). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 13.8 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 605,000 euro (-69,700) and non-registered sales 96,500 euro (+2,600).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 160 € -2.9 % 163 € -1.8 %
Adr (Registered) 108 € 0.6 % 108 € 4.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 94 € 5.4 % 83 € -7.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 66 € -7.5 % 59 € -1.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 45 € -6.5 % 42 € -5.2 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
September 2020
Amount
Change jan-September 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 200 € 7.7 % 220 € 26.9 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 69 € -6.8 % 81 € 16.3 % 

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

14 accommodation establishments (-1)
550 rooms (-15)
1,400 beds (-29)

Room utilization 38.1 % (-4.5)
Unsold rooms 340

Airbnb and Vrbo

130 accommodation establishments (-33)
117 apartments (-22)
260 rooms (-87)

Apartment utilization 49.8 % (-1.4)
Unsold apartments 59

Capacity & Utilization (Hamina)

Airbnb and Vrbo

25 accommodation establishments (-13)
22 apartments (-8)
47 rooms (-19)

Apartment utilization 48.8 % (-7.8)
Unsold apartments 11

Capacity & Utilization (Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

5.0 accommodation establishments (-1)
420 rooms (-15)
960 beds (-26)

Room utilization 42.0 % (-3.2)
Unsold rooms 240
Bed utilization 26.5 % (-0.2)

Airbnb and Vrbo

69 accommodation establishments (-19)
60 apartments (-15)
128 rooms (-40)

Apartment utilization 58.6 % (+4.6)
Unsold apartments 25

Capacity & Utilization (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and Vrbo

36 accommodation establishments (-1)
35 apartments (+1)
80 rooms (-28)

Apartment utilization 35.3 % (-4.8)
Unsold apartments 23

Website's user sessions by language

Global Google searches for "kotka-hamina region + keyword"

Google searches for "kotka-hamina region" by search region

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

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