Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kouvola: Tourism in a nutshell
23,200 registered bed nights (July)
In July 2020, 23,200 bed nights were recorded in Kouvola (-21.6 %), of which 21,800 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,400 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 18 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 55 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 22 percent from last year's July.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Estonia (320 nights).
19,100 nights (-22.2 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,100 nights (-18.8 %) by business visitors.
Between January and July, 50,400 bed nights (-39.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 4,400 (-59.1 %) for foreigners in Kouvola, in total 54,800 (-41.7 %) 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
15,700 tourists arrived to accommodation (July)
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 20 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 96.8 percent were domestic, and 3.2 percent were from foreign countries.
During July, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kouvola on average 1.4 nights (-0.05) and foreigners 2.8 nights (+1.1).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
24,600 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 24,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
- Vaalimaa: 7,000 (-93.3 %)
- Nuijamaa: 6,600 (-95.3 %)
- Imatra: 2,900 (-95.1 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
- Niirala: 5,300 (-80.8 %)
- Vartius: 1,700 (-81.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 61 (-89.1 %)
- Salla: 88 (-96.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-99.1 %)
Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)
There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
|Adr (Non-Registered)||190 €||80.0 %||175 €||58.5 %|
|Revpar (Non-Registered)||102 €||29.0 %||87 €||39.0 %|
Tax free sales -4.4 % (January)
Tax free sales decreased four percent from the previous year.
(Russians -6.2 %, Chinese +49.3 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
Airbnb and HomeAway
115 accommodation establishments (-15)
102 apartments (-15)
220 rooms (-13)
Apartment utilization 53.9 % (-21)
Unsold apartments 47
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 7.58/10 (-0.66).
Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities
Sources: Airdna, Booking.Com, Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Research