Kotka
Accommodation and Travel Stats

June 2019

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Kotka: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 13,300
2 %
icon: finland 10,800
10 %
icon: foreign 2,600
21 %
Top 3:
Russia
950
20 %
United Kingdom
220
24 %
Germany
210
12 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 7,900
2 %
icon: finland 6,400
8 %
icon: foreign 1,500
18 %
Top 3:
Russia
640
21 %
Germany
132
6 %
United Kingdom
84
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 711,000
2 %
Average prices:
Night
53.40 €
0.00 €
Room
102.90 €
5.80 €
RevPAR
46.70 €
2.40 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 7.0
0 %
icon: room 460
1 %
icon: bed 980
3 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 12 %
Russia
12 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 15.4 °C
1.9 °C
icon: rainfall 19 mm
5 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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

Registered bed nights increased two percent

In June 2019, 13,300 bed nights were recorded in Kotka (+2.3 %), of which 10,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,600 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 21 percent. In total, bed nights increased two percent from last year's June.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (950 nights).

8,700 nights (-0.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,600 nights (+8.9 %) by business visitors.

Between January and June, 34,900 bed nights (+8.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 13,800 (-9.2 %) for foreigners in Kotka, in total 48,700 (+2.8 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.6 percent

Total of 2.3 million bed nights (+6.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.7 million nights (+7.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 608,000 nights (+3.8 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka out of total bed nights was 0.6 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.6 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

7,900 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased two percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 81.6 percent were domestic, and 18.4 percent were from foreign countries.

During June, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka on average 1.7 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 1.8 nights (-0.06).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased one percent

A total of 281,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 84,200 (-2.2 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 114,000 (+10.8 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (-14.0 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 14,400 (+25.3 %)
  • Niirala: 23,700 (-2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,200 (+2.7 %)
  • Kuusamo: 500 (+34.7 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (-6.7 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,900 (+4.5 %)

Russian visa applications increased 10 percent

There was a total of 72,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 797,000 euro

Total accommodation sales in June were 797,000 euro (+57,400). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 9.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 711,000 euro (+16,400) and non-registered sales 79,100 euro (+34,500).

Total January-June sales were 3.8 million euro and they increased 744,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
June 2019
Amount
Change jan-June 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 117 € 8.8 % 179 € 79.1 % 
Adr (Registered) 103 € 5.9 % 101 € 5.5 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 71 € 49.2 %  93 € 126.8 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 53 € 0.1 % 65 € 8.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 47 € -5.0 % 37 € -3.0 %

Tax free sales -11.8 %

Tax free sales decreased 12 percent from the previous year.

(Russians -11.9 %, Japanese -100.0 %)

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

7.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
460 rooms (-5)
980 beds (-32)

Room utilization 45.4 % (-5.2)
(for establishments in use)
Unsold rooms 250

Airbnb and HomeAway

73 accommodation establishments (+0)
61 apartments (+7)
125 rooms (+0)

Apartment utilization 60.9 % (+16)
(for apartments in use)
Unsold apartments 24

Registered room utilization

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in June was 8.16/10.

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Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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