Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kotka: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
9,000 bed nights in paid accommodation (April)
Total of 9,000 bed nights (+0.5 %) were recorded in paid accommodation in Kotka in April 2023. This figure includes bed nights at registered establishments as well as at AirBnB and Vrbo. The share of registered bed nights was 72 % and non-registered 28 %.
Between January and April, the number of paid bed nights was 34,400 (+34.4 %). Share of registered was 71 % and non-registered 29 %.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded. Non-registered bed nights statistics include bed nights from AirBnB and Vrbo.
Registered bed nights increased two percent (April)
In April 2023, 6,500 registered bed nights were recorded in Kotka (+2.4 %), of which 5,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 690 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and registered foreign bed nights decreased 35 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased two percent from last year's April.
Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Germany (132 nights).
3,400 nights (+24.8 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3,000 nights (-14.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and April, 21,000 registered bed nights (+31.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 3,500 (+67.2 %) for foreigners in Kotka, in total 24,500 (+35.8 %) registered nights.
Registered bed nights statistics include stats for registered accommodations: hotels, motels, guest houses, hostels, holiday villages and campsites. Establishments with fewer than 20 beds or caravan lots with an electrical connection point are excluded.
Registered bed nights
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
Comparison of registered bed nights between regions
3,800 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (April)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 91.8 percent were domestic, and 8.2 percent were from foreign countries.
During April, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka on average 1.7 nights (+0.13) and foreigners 2.2 nights (-0.36).
Visitor count by attraction
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 10 percent (April)
A total of 34,400 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 82.1 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 18,900 (+34.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,900 (-21.8 %)
- Imatra: 2,400 (+220.1 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 2.0 (-50.0 %)
- Niirala: 4,300 (-21.2 %)
- Vartius: 1,600 (-14.4 %)
- Kuusamo: 18 (-14.3 %)
- Salla: 169 (-2.3 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 69 (-16.9 %)
Domestic visitors and their consumption (December 2022)
The number of domestic visitors in December was 38,000 (+20.7 %). Out of them 28,900 were on a daytrip and 9,100 stayed at least for one night.
The cumulative number of domestic visitors between January and December was 581,000 (-2.3 %).
Total consumption of these visitors in Kotka in December was 2.1 million euro (54 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 881,000 euro and day visitors 1.2 million euro. Between January and December the consumption was 32.7 million euro.
The figures are estimates and based on TAK Domestic Tourism Research results and accommodation statistics. Coefficients of number of daily visitors and overnight visitors are calculated regional and monthly level. Coefficients are: [number of overnight visitors/number of overnight visitors in hotels, hostels and camping] and [number of daily visitors/number of overnight visitors]. Coefficients of spending are calculated regional and yearly level. Coefficients are [average spending of daily visitor] and [average spending of overnight visitor].
Accommodation sales 571,000 euro (April)
Total accommodation sales in April were 571,000 euro (-51,800). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 13.6 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 493,000 euro (-50,000) and non-registered sales 77,500 euro (-1,800).
Total January-April sales were 2.3 million euro and they increased 621,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||117 €||5.9 %||113 €||7.4 %|
|Adr (Non-Registered)||116 €||-4.0 %||113 €||-7.9 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||76 €||-11.4 %||84 €||1.5 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||45 €||-18.0 %||46 €||-3.8 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||37 €||-9.7 %||39 €||34.8 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (April)
6.0 accommodation establishments (+1)
400 rooms (+21)
900 beds (+38)
Room utilization 31.8 % (-5.5)
Unsold rooms 270
Bed utilization 20.7 % (-1.9)
Airbnb and Vrbo
109 accommodation establishments (+15)
98 apartments (+19)
192 rooms (+27)
Apartment utilization 38.7 % (-6.6)
Unsold apartments 60
Registered room utilization for establishments
Website's user sessions by language
Sources: Airdna, Finnish Border Guard, Statistics Finland, Tak Research
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