Kymenlaakso
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2022

Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell

icon: star 38,900
17 %
icon: finland 34,600
10 %
icon: foreign 4,300
128 %
Top 3:
United Kingdom
650
539 %
Russia
650
1,196 %
Germany
580
90 %
icon: star 22,000
9 %
icon: finland 20,000
4 %
icon: foreign 2,000
107 %
Top 3:
Russia
500
1,172 %
Germany
400
119 %
United Kingdom
177
883 %
Average prices:
Night
64.60 €
5.00 €
Room
112.00 €
4.70 €
RevPAR
70.30 €
16.60 €
icon: establishment 28
3 %
icon: room 1,100
6 %
icon: bed 2,600
4 %
icon: foreign 3.2 mill. €
107 %
Daily Visitors
2.0 mill. €
Overnight Visitors
1.1 mill. €
icon: temperature 18.6 °C
3.4 °C
icon: rainfall 47 mm
61 mm

Registered bed nights increased 17 percent (August)

In August 2022, 38,900 registered bed nights were recorded in Kymenlaakso (+16.6 %), of which 34,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,300 nights by foreigners. Registered domestic bed nights increased 10 percent and registered foreign bed nights increased 128 percent. In total, registered bed nights increased 17 percent from last year's August.

Most foreign registered bed nights were recorded for travelers from United Kingdom (650 nights).

25,600 nights (+9.9 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 13,300 nights (+32.0 %) by business visitors.

Between January and August, 178,000 registered bed nights (+3.5 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 18,500 (+90.2 %) for foreigners in Kymenlaakso, in total 196,000 (+8.2 %) registered nights.

Registered bed nights

Registered bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.7 percent (August)

Total of 2.3 million registered bed nights (+12.6 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.8 million nights (-2.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 560,000 nights (+114.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kymenlaakso out of total registered bed nights was 1.7 % (+0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.0 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

Comparison of registered bed nights between regions

22,000 tourists arrived to registered accommodation (August)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased nine percent compared to earlier year. Of all registered arrivals, 90.8 percent were domestic, and 9.2 percent were from foreign countries.

During August, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kymenlaakso on average 1.7 nights (+0.1) and foreigners 2.1 nights (+0.2).

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 250 percent (August)

A total of 129,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 59,700 (+405.7 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 36,900 (+210.0 %)
  • Imatra: 18,400 (+518.8 %)
  • Niirala: 9,900 (+36.3 %)
  • Vartius: 3,100 (+47.2 %)
  • Kuusamo: 68 (+36.0 %)
  • Salla: 720 (+234.6 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 740 (+1,054.7 %)

Russian visa applications increased 330 percent (June)

There was a total of 12,000 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 81.5 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Foreign visitors and their consumption (August)

The number of foreign visitors in August was 22,400 (+107.2 %). Out of them 15,800 were on a daytrip and 6,700 stayed at least for one night.

The cumulative number of foreign visitors between January and August was 101,000 (+120.7 %).

Total consumption of these visitors in Kymenlaakso in August was 3.2 million euro (140 per visitor). Overnight visitors spent 1.1 million euro and day visitors 2.0 million euro. Between January and August the consumption was 14.1 million euro.

Accommodation sales 2.5 million euro (August)

Registered accommodation sales in August were 2.5 million euro (+526,000).

Registered January-August sales were 11.8 million euro and they increased 2.4 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
August 2022
Amount
Change jan-August 2022
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 112 € 4.4 % 107 € 7.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 70 € 30.9 % 44 € 25.7 %
Bed Night (Registered) 65 € 8.5 % 60 € 16.3 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (August)

Registered Accommodation

28 accommodation establishments (-1)
1,100 rooms (-68)
2,600 beds (-109)

Room utilization 62.8 % (+13)
Unsold rooms 400

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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