Kymenlaakso
Accommodation and Travel Stats

April 2022

Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (March)
icon: star 12,700
53 %
icon: finland 11,200
51 %
icon: foreign 1,400
70 %
Top 3:
Sweden
270
2,630 %
Netherlands
124
265 %
Germany
123
56 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (March)
icon: star 8,400
88 %
icon: finland 7,700
78 %
icon: foreign 740
321 %
Top 3:
Sweden
108
1,100 %
Netherlands
100
1,329 %
Russia
97
547 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (March)
icon: star 886,000 €
52 %
Average prices:
Night
70.00 €
0.20 €
Room
93.60 €
1.90 €
RevPAR
26.60 €
7.30 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (March)
icon: establishment 24
4 %
icon: room 1,000
6 %
icon: bed 2,300
7 %
Visitor Spending icon
Visitor Spending (March)
icon: foreign 1.6 mill. €
321 %
Daily Visitors
1.1 mill. €
Overnight Visitors
473,000 €
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 2.6 °C
1.4 °C
icon: rainfall 28 mm
1 mm

Registered bed nights increased 53 percent (March)

In March 2022, 12,700 registered bed nights were recorded in Kymenlaakso (+52.8 %), of which 11,200 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 1,400 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 51 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 70 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 53 percent from last year's March.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from Sweden (270 nights).

6,000 nights (+75.1 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 6,700 nights (+37.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and March, 28,000 registered bed nights (+27.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 3,000 (+3.6 %) for foreigners in Kymenlaakso, in total 31,000 (+24.7 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.7 percent (March)

Total of 1.8 million registered bed nights (+105.0 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.4 million nights (+70.7 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 377,000 nights (+699.7 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kymenlaakso out of total registered bed nights was 0.7 % (-0.2 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.8 % and foreign bed nights 0.4 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

8,400 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (March)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased 88 percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 91.3 percent were domestic, and 8.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During March, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kymenlaakso on average 1.5 nights (-0.26) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-2.9).

Visitor days

Visitor days by region

Visitor days by city

Visitor days by postal code

Visitor nights

Visitor nights by region

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 19 percent

A total of 31,300 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 75.5 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 14,100 (+105.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 8,800 (+18.0 %)
  • Imatra: 760 (-78.8 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 4.0 (-33.3 %)
  • Niirala: 5,400 (+2.0 %)
  • Vartius: 1,900 (+8.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 21 (-74.1 %)
  • Salla: 173 (+174.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 83 (+144.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 800 percent (February)

There was a total of 7,500 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 82.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (March)

The number of foreign visitors in March was 11,500 (+321.1 %). Out of them 8,700 were on a daytrip and 2,800 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and March was 20,500 (+76.0 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kymenlaakso in March was 1.6 million euro (139 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 473,000 euro and day visitors 1.1 million euro. Between January and March the consumption was 2.8 million euro.

Accommodation sales 886,000 euro (March)

Registered accommodation sales in March were 886,000 euro (+304,000).

Registered January-March sales were 2.2 million euro and they increased 359,000 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
March 2022
Amount
Change jan-March 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 94 € -2.0 % 94 € -5.1 %
Bed Night (Registered) 70 € -0.3 % 70 € -4.0 %
Revpar (Registered) 27 € 37.8 % 24 € 7.5 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (March)

Registered Accommodation

24 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,000 rooms (+54)
2,300 beds (+156)

Room utilization 28.4 % (+8.2)
Unsold rooms 730
Bed utilization 17.7 % (+5.7)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Accommodation customer satisfaction by nationalities

Accommodation customer satisfaction comparison between regions

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

Visitor count by attraction

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Sources: Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research

Kymenlaakson liitto
PL 2, 45101 KOUVOLA
Hovioikeudenkatu 6, 45100 Kouvola

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