Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2021

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 4,700
41 %
icon: finland 4,200
26 %
icon: foreign 490
78 %
Top 3:
Netherlands
109
137 %
United States
56
30 %
Estonia
52
69 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 2,400
50 %
icon: finland 2,300
40 %
icon: foreign 122
88 %
Top 3:
Estonia
19
73 %
Sweden
12
76 %
Ukraine
10
400 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 338,000 €
37 %
Average prices:
Night
72.20 €
3.80 €
Room
102.50 €
1.60 €
RevPAR
20.80 €
12.20 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 14
7 %
icon: room 520
4 %
icon: bed 1,300
5 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending (February)
icon: foreign 247,000 €
88 %
Daily Visitors
178,000 €
Overnight Visitors
68,900 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature -2.0 °C
3.5 °C
icon: rainfall 39 mm
8 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

4,700 registered bed nights (February)

In February 2021, 4,700 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (-40.6 %), of which 4,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 490 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 26 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 78 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 41 percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Netherlands (109 nights).

2,400 nights (-29.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 2,200 nights (-49.2 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 7,900 bed nights (-26.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1,100 (-79.9 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 9,000 (-44.8 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.5 percent (February)

Total of 902,000 bed nights (-51.3 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 842,000 nights (-32.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 59,500 nights (-90.3 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.5 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

2,400 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 50 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 95.0 percent were domestic, and 5.0 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.35) and foreigners 4.0 nights (+1.9).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

22,700 Russian travelers via eastern border (February)

A total of 22,700 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 5,900 (-90.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,500 (-94.0 %)
  • Imatra: 3,100 (-93.7 %)
  • Niirala: 4,400 (-79.3 %)
  • Vartius: 1,600 (-79.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 103 (-83.1 %)
  • Salla: 33 (-98.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 97 percent

There was a total of 940 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 38.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (February)

The number of foreign visitors in February was 1,800 (-88.2 %). Out of them 1,400 were on a daytrip and 410 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and February was 4,000 (-90.3 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka-Hamina Region in February was 247,000 euro (138 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 68,900 euro and day visitors 178,000 euro. Between January and February the consumption was 557,000 euro.

Accommodation sales 479,000 euro (February)

Total accommodation sales in February were 479,000 euro (-155,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 29.4 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 338,000 euro (-201,000) and non-registered sales 141,000 euro (+46,500).

Total January-February sales were 889,000 euro and they decreased 451,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2021
Amount
Change jan-February 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 194 € 78.4 % 170 € 36.6 %
Adr (Registered) 103 € 1.5 % 101 € -0.5 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 96 € 122.2 % 67 € 34.3 %
Bed Night (Registered) 72 € 5.6 % 74 € 9.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 21 € -37.0 % 20 € -40.5 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
February 2021
Amount
Change jan-February 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 113 € 52.8 % 108 € 41.9 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 45 € 46.2 % 28 € -14.4 %

Accommodation sales 374,000 euro (February, Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in February were 374,000 euro (-146,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 28.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 266,000 euro (-189,000) and non-registered sales 108,000 euro (+43,500).

Total January-February sales were 686,000 euro and they decreased 396,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2021
Amount
Change jan-February 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 210 € 96.5 % 187 € 47.5 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 112 € 138.2 % 79 € 39.6 %
Adr (Registered) 105 € 3.9 % 104 € 2.5 %
Bed Night (Registered) 74 € 3.0 % 76 € 9.9 %
Revpar (Registered) 22 € -37.1 % 21 € -40.6 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
February 2021
Amount
Change jan-February 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 175 € 12.1 % 153 € -18.8 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 80 € 93.6 % 65 € 42.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (February)

Registered Accommodation

14 accommodation establishments (-1)
520 rooms (-20)
1,300 beds (-64)

Room utilization 20.3 % (-12)
Unsold rooms 420

Airbnb and Vrbo

145 accommodation establishments (+10)
131 apartments (+11)
280 rooms (+15)

Apartment utilization 47.4 % (+8.3)
Unsold apartments 69

Capacity & Utilization (February, Hamina)

Airbnb and Vrbo

33 accommodation establishments (+11)
29 apartments (+9)
56 rooms (+15)

Apartment utilization 40.2 % (-1.8)
Unsold apartments 17

Capacity & Utilization (February, Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

5.0 accommodation establishments (-1)
420 rooms (-15)
970 beds (-33)

Room utilization 21.2 % (-14)
Unsold rooms 330
Bed utilization 12.7 % (-8.5)

Airbnb and Vrbo

85 accommodation establishments (+2)
76 apartments (+3)
166 rooms (+8)

Apartment utilization 52.5 % (+9.2)
Unsold apartments 36

Capacity & Utilization (February, Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and Vrbo

27 accommodation establishments (-3)
26 apartments (-1)
55 rooms (-9)

Apartment utilization 40.5 % (+15)
Unsold apartments 15

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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

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

Global Google searches for "hamina + keyword" (Hamina)

Google searches for "hamina" by search region (Hamina)

Global Google searches for "kotka + keyword" (Kotka)

Google searches for "kotka" by search region (Kotka)

Global Google searches for "other south kymenlaakso + keyword" (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Google searches for "other south kymenlaakso" by search region (Other South Kymenlaakso)

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram (Hamina)

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram (Hamina)

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram (Kotka)

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram (Kotka)

The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram (Other South Kymenlaakso)

The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Hotel customer satisfaction (October 2020, Hamina)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in October was 8.32/10 (-0.32).

Hotel customer satisfaction (Kotka)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in March was 8.68/10 (-0.4).

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

Hotel customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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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, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research, Tak Research

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