Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2019

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 12,300
11 %
icon: finland 9,500
5 %
icon: foreign 2,800
27 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,000
4 %
United Kingdom
350
10 %
Estonia
270
42 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 6,900
6 %
icon: finland 5,400
3 %
icon: foreign 1,600
13 %
Top 3:
Russia
640
25 %
Estonia
155
45 %
United Kingdom
141
47 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 854,000
22 %
Average prices:
Night
69.40 €
9.30 €
Room
106.20 €
2.20 €
RevPAR
45.20 €
6.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 15
7 %
icon: room 560
2 %
icon: bed 1,400
6 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 12.2 °C
2.0 °C
icon: rainfall 48 mm
85 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

12,300 registered bed nights

In September 2019, 12,300 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (-11.1 %), of which 9,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased five percent and foreign bed nights decreased 27 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 11 percent from last year's September.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,000 nights).

5,900 nights (-7.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,400 nights (-14.4 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 93,900 bed nights (+10.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 32,700 (-7.2 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 127,000 (+5.0 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.7 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+5.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (+3.0 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 516,000 nights (+11.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.7 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.7 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

6,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 77.5 percent were domestic, and 22.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.8 nights (-0.02) and foreigners 1.8 nights (-0.36).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
  • Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 82 percent

There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 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 1.0 million euro

Total accommodation sales in September were 1.0 million euro (-143,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 16.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 854,000 euro (-236,000) and non-registered sales 172,000 euro (+95,000).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 156 € 51.6 %  152 € 34.6 % 
Adr (Registered) 106 € 2.1 %  €
Revpar (Non-Registered) 78 € 52.1 %  75 € 45.7 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 69 € -11.8 %  56 € -5.1 %
Revpar (Registered) 45 € -12.2 %   €

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 108 € 21.1 %  93 € -22.7 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 61 € 17.1 %  41 € -25.4 % 

Accommodation sales 772,000 euro (Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in September were 772,000 euro (-163,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 12.2 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 675,000 euro (-221,000) and non-registered sales 93,900 euro (+59,900).

Total January-September sales were 6.7 million euro and they increased 409,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 164 € 84.1 %  165 € 58.6 % 
Adr (Registered) 107 € 3.4 % 104 € 4.7 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 89 € 114.3 %  90 € 87.0 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 71 € -12.3 %  60 € -3.4 %
Revpar (Registered) 48 € -8.3 % 45 € -1.3 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 186 € 41.7 %  169 € 32.8 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 74 € 6.7 % 70 € 25.0 % 

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

15 accommodation establishments (+1)
560 rooms (+11)
1,400 beds (+78)

Room utilization 42.6 % (-6.9)
Unsold rooms 320

Airbnb and HomeAway

163 accommodation establishments (+57)
139 apartments (+53)
340 rooms (+155)

Apartment utilization 51.2 % (+1.7)
Unsold apartments 68

Capacity & Utilization (Hamina)

Airbnb and HomeAway

38 accommodation establishments (+19)
30 apartments (+14)
66 rooms (+30)

Apartment utilization 56.6 % (-1.9)
Unsold apartments 13

Capacity & Utilization (Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

6.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
430 rooms (-17)
980 beds (+7)

Room utilization 45.2 % (-5.8)
Unsold rooms 240
Bed utilization 26.7 % (-4.7)

Airbnb and HomeAway

88 accommodation establishments (+28)
75 apartments (+31)
168 rooms (+70)

Apartment utilization 54.0 % (+7.6)
Unsold apartments 34

Capacity & Utilization (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and HomeAway

37 accommodation establishments (+10)
34 apartments (+8)
108 rooms (+55)

Apartment utilization 40.1 % (-8.9)
Unsold apartments 20

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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