Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kouvola: Tourism in a nutshell
5,000 registered bed nights (February)
In February 2021, 5,000 bed nights were recorded in Kouvola (-17.9 %), of which 4,500 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 480 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 16 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 31 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 18 percent from last year's February.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from United States (107 nights).
1,800 nights (-35.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 3,200 nights (-3.4 %) by business visitors.
Between January and February, 7,800 bed nights (-25.1 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 900 (-57.7 %) for foreigners in Kouvola, in total 8,700 (-30.6 %) 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
Bed nights by country of arrival
2,900 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 33 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 91.2 percent were domestic, and 8.8 percent were from foreign countries.
During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kouvola on average 1.7 nights (+0.34) and foreigners 1.9 nights (+0.18).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
22,700 Russian travelers via eastern border (February)
A total of 22,700 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 5,900 (-90.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,500 (-94.0 %)
- Imatra: 3,100 (-93.7 %)
- Niirala: 4,400 (-79.3 %)
- Vartius: 1,600 (-79.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 103 (-83.1 %)
- Salla: 33 (-98.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 17 (-99.3 %)
Russian visa applications decreased 97 percent
There was a total of 940 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 38.0 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Foreign visitors and their consumption (February)
The number of foreign visitors in February was 3,700 (-37.8 %). Out of them 2,900 were on a daytrip and 860 stayed at least for one night.
The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and February was 4,900 (-73.1 %).
Total consumption of these visitors in Kouvola in February was 513,000 euro (138 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 143,000 euro and day visitors 370,000 euro. Between January and February the consumption was 675,000 euro.
The figures are estimates and based on TAK Border Research results.
Accommodation sales 466,000 euro (February)
Total accommodation sales in February were 466,000 euro (-13,900). The share of Airbnb and Vrbo was 25.3 percent. Therefore, registered accommodation sales were 348,000 euro (-63,700) and non-registered sales 118,000 euro (+49,800).
Total January-February sales were 859,000 euro and they decreased 158,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||188 €||52.5 %||198 €||49.9 %|
|Adr (Registered)||93 €||-5.6 %||97 €||-1.1 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||85 €||80.2 %||79 €||47.1 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||70 €||3.0 %||75 €||11.5 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||28 €||-24.8 %||25 €||-32.9 %|
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization (February)
12 accommodation establishments (-1)
460 rooms (+47)
1,100 beds (+171)
Room utilization 29.8 % (-7.6)
Unsold rooms 330
Bed utilization 17.0 % (-7.0)
Airbnb and Vrbo
96 accommodation establishments (-1)
87 apartments (+1)
200 rooms (+22)
Apartment utilization 45.4 % (+7.0)
Unsold apartments 48
Registered room utilization for establishments
Visits to marketing website
There were a total of 11,600 user sessions at Kouvola marketing website in March. The share of visitors using a foreign language in their web browser was 33.2 percent out of all website visitors. The number of total user sessions increased eight percent from last year's March.
Website's user sessions by language
Global Google searches for "kouvola"
Global Google searches for "kouvola + keyword"
Google searches for "kouvola" by search region
The occurrence of hashtags on Instagram
The number of likes for posts with hashtags on Instagram
Hotel customer satisfaction
Average customer satisfaction score on Booking.com given by hotel customers in March was 7.62/10 (-0.78).
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Google Analytics, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research, Tak Research