Accommodation and Travel Stats
Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell
Registered accommodation. All changes are relative to the same period a year ago.
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 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
Registered bed nights by country of arrival
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 by region
Visitor days by city
Visitor days by postal code
Visitor nights by region
Ferry arrivals from different harbors
International = International cruise ships
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.
The figures are estimates and based on TAK Border Research results.
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.
|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)
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
Visitor count by attraction
Sources: Business Finland, Finnish Border Guard, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Ministry For Foreign Affairs Of Finland, Statistics Finland, Tak Border Research
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