Kotka
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2019

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Kotka: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 16,500
3 %
icon: finland 13,500
1 %
icon: foreign 3,000
17 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,100
14 %
Germany
340
46 %
Netherlands
260
50 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 9,600
2 %
icon: finland 8,000
4 %
icon: foreign 1,600
4 %
Top 3:
Russia
660
8 %
Germany
184
8 %
Netherlands
103
32 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 938,000
24 %
Average prices:
Night
56.70 €
16.00 €
Room
104.90 €
1.40 €
RevPAR
63.70 €
0.50 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 7.0
0 %
icon: room 450
4 %
icon: bed 1,000
2 %
Tax Free icon
Tax Free
icon: star 19 %
Russia
17 %
China
111 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 17.0 °C
1.6 °C
icon: rainfall 50 mm
8 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

16,500 registered bed nights

In August 2019, 16,500 bed nights were recorded in Kotka (-2.8 %), of which 13,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 3,000 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased one percent and foreign bed nights decreased 17 percent. In total, bed nights decreased three percent from last year's August.

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

10,200 nights (+3.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,400 nights (-11.8 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 65,600 bed nights (+6.7 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 20,500 (-9.1 %) for foreigners in Kotka, in total 86,100 (+2.4 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.7 percent

Total of 2.4 million bed nights (+3.9 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.6 million nights (+3.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 786,000 nights (+4.1 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kotka out of total bed nights was 0.7 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.8 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

9,600 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased two percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 82.9 percent were domestic, and 17.1 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kotka on average 1.7 nights (-0.04) and foreigners 1.8 nights (-0.29).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 13 percent

A total of 348,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 92.3 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 104,000 (+9.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 139,000 (+22.2 %)
  • Imatra: 60,400 (+5.6 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 18,000 (+18.5 %)
  • Niirala: 27,600 (+6.7 %)
  • Vartius: 9,600 (+7.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 560 (+14.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,800 (+0.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 3,100 (+32.3 %)

Russian visa applications increased 45 percent

There was a total of 90,700 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 84.3 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.1 million euro

Total accommodation sales in August were 1.1 million euro (-223,000). The share of Airbnb and HomeAway was 12.7 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 938,000 euro (-299,000) and non-registered sales 137,000 euro (+72,100).

Total January-August sales were 5.9 million euro and they increased 573,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2019
Amount
Change jan-August 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Non-Registered) 153 € 45.0 %  166 € 56.2 % 
Adr (Registered) 105 € 1.4 % 104 € 5.0 %
Revpar (Non-Registered) 95 € 51.5 %  90 € 84.4 % 
Revpar (Registered) 64 € 0.9 % 44 € -0.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 57 € -22.0 %  59 € -1.4 %

Tax free sales +19.0 %

Tax free sales increased 19 percent from the previous year.

(Russians +17.4 %, Chinese +111.3 %)

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)
450 rooms (-17)
1,000 beds (+17)

Room utilization 60.7 % (-0.3)
Unsold rooms 178
Bed utilization 40.5 % (-2.7)

Airbnb and HomeAway

87 accommodation establishments (+7)
74 apartments (+19)
175 rooms (+47)

Apartment utilization 62.4 % (+2.7)
Unsold apartments 28

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction

Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in August was 8.25/10.

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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

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