Kotka-Hamina Region
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2019

Kotka-Hamina Region: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 7,700
4 %
icon: finland 5,400
13 %
icon: foreign 2,300
12 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,100
2 %
Estonia
430
6 %
United Kingdom
176
38 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 4,800
18 %
icon: finland 3,500
22 %
icon: foreign 1,300
10 %
Top 3:
Russia
810
8 %
Estonia
162
0 %
United Kingdom
67
91 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 453,000
3 %
Average prices:
Night
59.00 €
4.00 €
Room
99.70 €
2.20 €
RevPAR
27.00 €
0.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 15
7 %
icon: room 550
2 %
icon: bed 1,400
6 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 2.3 °C
3.6 °C
icon: rainfall 97 mm
36 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 four percent

In December 2019, 7,700 bed nights were recorded in Kotka-Hamina Region (+4.1 %), of which 5,400 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,300 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 13 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 12 percent. In total, bed nights increased four percent from last year's December.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,100 nights).

3,900 nights (+4.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3,800 nights (+4.1 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 113,000 bed nights (+9.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 40,600 (-9.3 %) for foreigners in Kotka-Hamina Region, in total 154,000 (+3.9 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.4 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+1.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 988,000 nights (+2.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights (-0.0 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka-Hamina Region out of total bed nights was 0.4 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.3 %.

Bed nights comparison between regions

4,800 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 18 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 72.4 percent were domestic, and 27.6 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka-Hamina Region on average 1.5 nights (-0.12) and foreigners 1.7 nights (-0.42).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 311,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 83,100 (-2.1 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 124,000 (+13.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,900 (+9.4 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 19,900 (+21.0 %)
  • Niirala: 25,500 (+1.9 %)
  • Vartius: 10,100 (-0.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 740 (+17.2 %)
  • Salla: 3,400 (-7.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (-1.4 %)

Russian visa applications decreased 12 percent

There was a total of 56,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 72.6 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 609,000 euro

Total accommodation sales in December were 609,000 euro (+38,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 21.1 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 453,000 euro (-11,900) and non-registered sales 129,000 euro (+28,000).

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 137 € -20.0 %  148 € 22.4 % 
Adr (Registered) 100 € -2.1 % 101 € 4.9 %
Bed Night (Registered) 59 € -6.4 % 2.9 € -5.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 55 € -16.9 %  69 € 25.3 % 
Revpar (Registered) 27 € -1.8 % 39 € -0.4 %

Average prices (Hamina)

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 82 € -11.7 %  91 € -29.6 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 35 € 31.1 %  40 € -32.1 % 

Accommodation sales 430,000 euro (Kotka)

Total accommodation sales in December were 430,000 euro (-6,800). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 14.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 354,000 euro (-17,600) and non-registered sales 62,900 euro (+3,200).

Total January-December sales were 8.3 million euro and they increased 320,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 126 € -26.1 %  159 € 44.6 % 
Adr (Registered) 99 € 2.8 % 104 € 4.4 %
Bed Night (Registered) 58 € -5.1 % 61 € -4.2 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 53 € -26.9 %  83 € 59.9 % 
Revpar (Registered) 28 € -0.1 % 42 € -1.8 %

Average prices (Other South Kymenlaakso)

= change at least 10 %
December 2019
Amount
Change jan-December 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 230 € 5.1 % 176 € 26.3 % 
Revpar (Non-Registered) 78 € -6.9 % 65 € 9.6 %

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

15 accommodation establishments (+1)
550 rooms (+11)
1,400 beds (+72)

Room utilization 27.1 % (+0.1)
Unsold rooms 400

Airbnb and HomeAway

135 accommodation establishments (+11)
118 apartments (+12)
290 rooms (+47)

Apartment utilization 40.3 % (+1.6)
Unsold apartments 70

Capacity & Utilization (Hamina)

Airbnb and HomeAway

25 accommodation establishments (+2)
22 apartments (+1)
43 rooms (+5)

Apartment utilization 43.3 % (+14)
Unsold apartments 12

Capacity & Utilization (Kotka)

Registered Accommodation

6.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
430 rooms (-3)
990 beds (+31)

Room utilization 28.1 % (-0.8)
Unsold rooms 310
Bed utilization 21.4 % (+0.2)

Airbnb and HomeAway

79 accommodation establishments (+5)
68 apartments (+9)
160 rooms (+27)

Apartment utilization 42.1 % (-0.41)
Unsold apartments 39

Capacity & Utilization (Other South Kymenlaakso)

Airbnb and HomeAway

31 accommodation establishments (+4)
28 apartments (+2)
84 rooms (+16)

Apartment utilization 33.6 % (-4.1)
Unsold apartments 19

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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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