Kotka
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2022

Kotka: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (March)
icon: star 4,300
29 %
icon: finland 3,900
26 %
icon: foreign 450
56 %
Top 3:
Sweden
82
2,633 %
Estonia
63
57 %
Russia
59
392 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (March)
icon: star 2,600
37 %
icon: finland 2,300
27 %
icon: foreign 280
294 %
Top 3:
Russia
58
544 %
Sweden
57
2,750 %
Estonia
33
57 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (March)
icon: star 343,000 €
37 %
Average prices:
Night
79.60 €
4.50 €
Room
98.20 €
2.20 €
RevPAR
23.50 €
4.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (March)
icon: establishment 5.0
17 %
icon: room 420
1 %
icon: bed 970
2 %
utilization icon
Utilization (March)
icon: room 24 %
23 %
icon: bed 14 %
30 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 2.8 °C
1.3 °C
icon: rainfall 29 mm
2 mm

Registered bed nights increased 29 percent (March)

In March 2022, 4,300 registered bed nights were recorded in Kotka (+28.9 %), of which 3,900 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 450 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 26 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 56 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 29 percent from last year's March.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (82 nights).

1,700 nights (+35.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 2,600 nights (+24.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 10,700 registered bed nights (+17.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 1,000 (-18.0 %) for foreigners in Kotka, in total 11,700 (+13.1 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.2 percent (March)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+105.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+70.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 377,000 nights (+699.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka out of total registered bed nights was 0.2 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.3 % and foreign bed nights 0.1 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

2,600 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 37 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 89.3 percent were domestic, and 10.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka on average 1.7 nights (-0.01) and foreigners 1.6 nights (-2.5).

Domestic visitor days were 38,200 (March)

In March 2022, 38,200 domestic visitor days were recorded in Kotka (-69.4 %). Registered nights by domestic visitors equaled 11,200 (-59.7 %).

Between January and March, 105,000 domestic visitor days were recorded in Kotka (-64.1 %). Registered nights by domestic visitors equaled 33,100 (-46.3 %).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Visitor count by attraction

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent

A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
  • Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
  • Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)

There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
April 2022
Amount
Change jan-April 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 124 € -40.3 % 127 € -44.4 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 56 € -37.9 % 48 € -53.7 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Airbnb and Vrbo

94 accommodation establishments (-9)
78 apartments (-14)
164 rooms (-29)

Apartment utilization 44.9 % (+1.7)
Unsold apartments 43

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Accommodation customer satisfaction (March)

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by accommodation customers in March was 8.32/10 (-0.36).

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, Elisa, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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