Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 22,000
1 %
icon: finland 17,400
6 %
icon: foreign 4,700
14 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,900
11 %
Germany
520
40 %
United Kingdom
320
32 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 12,300
1 %
icon: finland 9,900
2 %
icon: foreign 2,400
2 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,100
3 %
Germany
270
3 %
Netherlands
117
31 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.2 mill.
10 %
Average prices:
Night
54.80 €
7.20 €
Room
103.20 €
RevPAR
56.00 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 18
6 %
icon: room 620
0 %
icon: bed 1,500
4 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 16.4 °C
1.7 °C
icon: rainfall 47 mm
18 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

Registered bed nights increased one percent

In August 2019, 22,000 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (+1.3 %), of which 17,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,700 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased six percent and foreign bed nights decreased 14 percent. In total, bed nights increased one percent from last year's August.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,900 nights).

13,900 nights (+4.6 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,100 nights (-3.9 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 84,500 bed nights (+12.0 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 29,800 (-4.7 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 114,000 (+7.1 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.9 percent

Total of 2.4 million bed nights (+3.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.6 million nights (+3.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights (+4.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.9 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.1 % and foreign bed nights 0.6 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

12,300 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 80.8 percent were domestic, and 19.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.8 nights (+0.07) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.27).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
  • Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 45 percent

There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 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 for establishments

Accommodation sales 1.5 million euro

Total accommodation sales in August were 1.5 million euro (-37,100). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 17.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 1.2 million euro (-141,000) and non-registered sales 249,000 euro (+99,500).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 152 € 20.1 %  152 € 32.7 % 
Adr (Registered) 103 €  €
Revpar (Non-Registered) 91 € 21.6 %  74 € 44.8 % 
Revpar (Registered) 56 €  €
Bed Night (Registered) 55 € -11.6 %  55 € -3.4 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 110 € -41.8 %  90 € -27.1 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 63 € -44.7 %  38 € -30.5 % 

Accommodation sales 1.1 million euro (Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in August were 1.1 million euro (-223,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 12.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 938,000 euro (-299,000) and non-registered sales 137,000 euro (+72,100).

Total January-August sales were 5.9 million euro and they increased 573,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 153 € 45.0 %  166 € 56.2 % 
Adr (Registered) 105 € 1.4 % 104 € 5.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 95 € 51.5 %  90 € 84.4 % 
Revpar (Registered) 64 € 0.9 % 44 € -0.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 57 € -22.0 %  59 € -1.4 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 193 € 67.1 %  167 € 31.2 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 109 € 66.4 %  69 € 27.7 % 

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

18 accommodation establishments (+1)
620 rooms (-1)
1,500 beds (+60)

Room utilization 54.2 % (-2.6)
Unsold rooms 280

Airbnb and HomeAway

161 accommodation establishments (+33)
137 apartments (+39)
350 rooms (+123)

Apartment utilization 59.9 % (+0.71)
Unsold apartments 55

Capacity & Utilization (Hamina)

Airbnb and HomeAway

35 accommodation establishments (+12)
28 apartments (+8)
61 rooms (+19)

Apartment utilization 57.3 % (-3.0)
Unsold apartments 12

Capacity & Utilization (Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

7.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
450 rooms (-17)
1,000 beds (+17)

Room utilization 60.7 % (-0.3)
Unsold rooms 178
Bed utilization 40.5 % (-2.7)

Airbnb and HomeAway

87 accommodation establishments (+7)
74 apartments (+19)
175 rooms (+47)

Apartment utilization 62.4 % (+2.7)
Unsold apartments 28

Capacity & Utilization (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and HomeAway

39 accommodation establishments (+14)
35 apartments (+12)
113 rooms (+57)

Apartment utilization 56.9 % (-0.32)
Unsold apartments 15

Website's user sessions by language

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 Research

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