Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2021

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (August)
icon: star 21,900
6 %
icon: finland 20,400
5 %
icon: foreign 1,400
12 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (August)
icon: star 11,800
1 %
icon: finland 11,200
1 %
icon: foreign 580
3 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (August)
icon: star 1.4 mill. €
12 %
Average prices:
Night
64.00 €
3.60 €
Room
115.90 €
1.30 €
RevPAR
65.50 €
7.70 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (August)
icon: establishment 17
13 %
icon: room 630
13 %
icon: bed 1,500
9 %
Foreign Visitor Spending icon
Foreign Visitor Spending (August)
icon: foreign 666,000 €
3 %
Daily Visitors
316,000 €
Overnight Visitors
350,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 8.9 °C
4.2 °C
icon: rainfall 28 mm
15 mm

Registered bed nights increased six percent (August)

In August 2021, 21,900 registered bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (+5.8 %), of which 20,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased five percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 12 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased six percent from last year's August.

15,000 nights (+19.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,900 nights (-14.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 96,500 registered bed nights (+17.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 6,300 (-43.7 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 103,000 (+10.3 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.1 percent (August)

Total of 2.1 million registered bed nights (+23.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (+17.9 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 264,000 nights (+77.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total registered bed nights was 1.1 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

Registered bed nights comparison between regions

11,800 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 95.1 percent were domestic, and 4.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.08) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.19).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 40 percent

A total of 33,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 9,700 (+52.9 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 10,600 (+73.2 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-11.9 %)
  • Niirala: 6,800 (+38.9 %)
  • Vartius: 2,200 (+14.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 62 (+40.9 %)
  • Salla: 117 (+77.3 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 73 (+114.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 290 percent (August)

There was a total of 2,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 56.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (August)

The number of foreign visitors in August was 3,600 (+2.8 %). Out of them 1,700 were on a daytrip and 1,900 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and August was 39,000 (-51.4 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka-Hamina Region in August was 666,000 euro (185 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 350,000 euro and day visitors 316,000 euro. Between January and August the consumption was 7.2 million euro.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 137 € -13.0 % 163 € 2.5 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 57 € -28.6 % 77 € 4.3 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 113 € -10.4 % 111 € 16.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 36 € -41.3 % 43 € 4.8 %

Average prices (Kotka)

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 125 € -20.0 % 171 € 6.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 59 € -35.5 % 86 € 4.9 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
September 2021
Amount
Change jan-September 2021
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 210 € 4.1 % 191 € -11.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 81 € 16.8 % 90 € 11.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

167 accommodation establishments (+36)
144 apartments (+26)
310 rooms (+54)

Apartment utilization 41.8 % (-8.1)
Unsold apartments 84

Capacity & Utilization (Hamina)

Airbnb and Vrbo

46 accommodation establishments (+21)
39 apartments (+17)
73 rooms (+26)

Apartment utilization 32.0 % (-17)
Unsold apartments 27

Capacity & Utilization (Kotka)

Airbnb and Vrbo

94 accommodation establishments (+24)
79 apartments (+18)
171 rooms (+41)

Apartment utilization 47.4 % (-11)
Unsold apartments 42

Capacity & Utilization (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and Vrbo

27 accommodation establishments (-9)
26 apartments (-9)
70 rooms (-12)

Apartment utilization 39.7 % (+4.5)
Unsold apartments 16

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)

Accommodation customer satisfaction (Hamina)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by accommodation customers in September was 8.14/10 (+0.01).

Accommodation customer satisfaction (Kotka)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by accommodation customers in September was 7.86/10 (-0.02).

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, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research, Tak Research

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