Accommodation and Travel Stats
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Kouvola: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered bed nights increased five percent
In January 2019, 7,500 bed nights were recorded in Kouvola (+5.2 %), of which 6,300 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased 13 percent and foreign bed nights decreased 24 percent. In total, bed nights increased five percent from last year's January.
Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (800 nights).
3,300 nights (+10.0 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 4,300 nights (+1.8 %) by business visitors.
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
Market share 0.5 percent
Total of 1.5 million bed nights (+1.1 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 869,000 nights (+1.5 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 675,000 nights (+0.6 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Kouvola out of total bed nights was 0.5 % (0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.7 % and foreign bed nights 0.2 %.
5,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation increased six percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 85.4 percent were domestic, and 14.6 percent were from foreign countries.
During January, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kouvola on average 1.5 nights (+0.03) and foreigners 1.6 nights (-0.19).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
262,000 Russian travelers via eastern border
A total of 262,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 80.1 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 70,200 (-12.5 %)
- Nuijamaa: 81,500 (-1.6 %)
- Imatra: 43,200 (-5.6 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 15,100 (+7.4 %)
- Niirala: 21,400 (-4.0 %)
- Vartius: 8,900 (-6.8 %)
- Kuusamo: 640 (+0.5 %)
- Salla: 3,500 (-18.9 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 2,800 (-2.9 %)
Russian visa applications increased one percent
There was a total of 34,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.2 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 455,000 euro
Registered accommodation sales in January were 455,000 euro (+40,800).
|Adr (Registered)||91 €||7.3 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||61 €||4.4 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||28 €||-4.6 %|
Tax free sales -40.7 %
Tax free sales decreased 41 percent from the previous year.
(Russians -40.9 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
14 accommodation establishments (+5)
570 rooms (+118)
1,300 beds (+340)
Room utilization 31.2 % (-3.9)
Unsold rooms 390
Registered room utilization
Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland