Accommodation and Travel Stats
6,000 registered bed nights
In December 2018, 6,000 bed nights were recorded in Kouvola (-5.8 %), of which 5,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 880 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased 10 percent and foreign bed nights increased 35 percent. In total, bed nights decreased six percent from last year's December.
3,600 nights (+14.7 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 2,500 nights (-24.9 %) by business visitors.
Between January and December, 120,000 bed nights (-0.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 15,500 (-19.6 %) for foreigners in Kouvola, in total 135,000 (-2.8 %) 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
Market share 0.3 percent
Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+3.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 967,000 nights (-0.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 789,000 nights (+7.1 %) by foreigners.
The market share of Kouvola out of total bed nights was 0.3 % (-0.0 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.1 %.
4,000 tourists arrived to accommodation
Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased 12 percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 86.6 percent were domestic, and 13.4 percent were from foreign countries.
During December, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kouvola on average 1.5 nights (+0.11) and foreigners 1.6 nights (+0.05).
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased four percent
A total of 331,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.
The share of southeastern border stations was 80.5 percent.
- Vaalimaa: 84,800 (-2.8 %)
- Nuijamaa: 109,000 (+15.0 %)
- Imatra: 55,700 (-4.4 %)
- Vainikkala (train): 16,400 (-0.2 %)
- Niirala: 25,100 (+10.3 %)
- Vartius: 10,200 (-0.5 %)
- Kuusamo: 630 (+15.3 %)
- Salla: 3,700 (-17.1 %)
- Raja-Jooseppi: 3,200 (+0.7 %)
Russian visa applications decreased seven percent
There was a total of 64,200 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 73.7 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.
Accommodation sales 325,000 euro
Registered accommodation sales in December were 325,000 euro (-16,700).
Registered January-December sales were 6.7 million euro and they decreased 201,000 euro from the previous year.
|Adr (Registered)||84 €||0.7 %||86 €||2.3 %|
|Bed Night (Registered)||54 €||1.0 %||50 €||-0.1 %|
|Revpar (Registered)||21 €||-17.1 %||35 €||-4.2 %|
Tax free sales -8.3 %
Tax free sales decreased eight percent from the previous year.
(Russians -10.0 %, Japanese -100.0 %)
Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations
Registered accommodation sales
Average registered room price (ADR)
Capacity & Utilization
13 accommodation establishments (+3)
570 rooms (+59)
1,200 beds (+157)
Room utilization 25.3 % (-5.5)
Unsold rooms 430
Registered room utilization
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Sources: Finnish Border Guard, Global Blue, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland