Kotka
Accommodation and Travel Stats

December 2022

Kotka: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 6,200
43 %
icon: finland 5,700
41 %
icon: foreign 530
68 %
icon: star 3,500
22 %
icon: finland 3,200
21 %
icon: foreign 210
56 %
icon: star 417,000 €
36 %
Average prices:
Night
67.00 €
3.50 €
Room
97.40 €
3.30 €
RevPAR
33.10 €
12.10 €
icon: establishment 6.0
0 %
icon: room 410
5 %
icon: bed 950
2 %
icon: room 34 %
63 %
icon: bed 20 %
47 %
icon: temperature -1.0 °C
7.9 °C
icon: rainfall 2 mm
30 mm

Registered bed nights increased 43 percent

In December 2022, 6,200 registered bed nights were recorded in Kotka (+43.4 %), of which 5,700 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 530 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 41 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 68 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 43 percent from last year's December.

3,000 nights (+17.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3,300 nights (+78.5 %) by business visitors.

Between January and December, 102,000 registered bed nights (+3.6 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 11,100 (+87.7 %) for foreigners in Kotka, in total 113,000 (+8.4 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.3 percent

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+11.8 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.1 million nights (+5.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 731,000 nights (+23.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka out of total registered bed nights was 0.3 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.1 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

3,500 tourists arrived to registered accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 22 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 93.8 percent were domestic, and 6.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka on average 1.8 nights (+0.26) and foreigners 2.5 nights (+0.18).

Domestic visitor days increased by 3 percent

In December 2022, 123,000 domestic visitor days were recorded in Kotka (+2.9 %). Registered nights by domestic visitors equaled 31,700 (+4.0 %).

Between January and December, 1.6 million domestic visitor days were recorded in Kotka (-5.6 %). Registered nights by domestic visitors equaled 371,000 (-1.3 %).

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

33,300 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 33,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 17,100 (+65.6 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,900 (-46.0 %)
  • Imatra: 2,700 (+3.0 %)
  • Niirala: 4,600 (-47.3 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-32.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 25 (-71.9 %)
  • Salla: 191 (-3.0 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 55 (-32.1 %)

Accommodation sales 508,000 euro

Total accommodation sales in December were 508,000 euro (+131,000). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 17.9 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 417,000 euro (+111,000) and non-registered sales 91,200 euro (+20,200).

Total January-December sales were 9.4 million euro and they increased 1.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
December 2022
Amount
Change jan-December 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 124 € -5.8 % 127 € -21.2 %
Adr (Registered) 97 € -3.3 % 117 € 5.6 %
Bed Night (Registered) 67 € -4.9 % 73 € 12.7 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 47 € -15.4 % 57 € -26.2 %
Revpar (Registered) 33 € 57.3 % 51 € 33.7 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

6.0 accommodation establishments (+0)
410 rooms (-23)
950 beds (-24)

Room utilization 34.0 % (+13)
Unsold rooms 270
Bed utilization 20.5 % (+6.6)

Airbnb and Vrbo

116 accommodation establishments (+37)
104 apartments (+38)
240 rooms (+83)

Apartment utilization 37.7 % (-4.3)
Unsold apartments 65

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

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, Elisa, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteostat, Socialblade, Statistics Finland, Tak Research

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