Kymenlaakso
Accommodation and Travel Stats

August 2020

Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (July)
icon: star 51,500
10 %
icon: finland 48,600
0 %
icon: foreign 2,900
67 %
Top 3:
Estonia
560
34 %
United Kingdom
540
1 %
Germany
183
85 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (July)
icon: star 32,900
7 %
icon: finland 31,900
4 %
icon: foreign 970
79 %
Top 3:
Estonia
200
51 %
United Kingdom
80
64 %
Germany
75
86 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (July)
icon: star 1.8 mill.
21 %
Average prices:
Night
35.10 €
4.80 €
Room
86.80 €
19.70 €
RevPAR
55.70 €
5.60 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (July)
icon: establishment 28
12 %
icon: room 990
17 %
icon: bed 2,400
13 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 16.3 °C
0.2 °C
icon: rainfall 80 mm
28 mm

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

51,500 registered bed nights (July)

In July 2020, 51,500 bed nights were recorded in Kymenlaakso (-10.3 %), of which 48,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,900 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights increased less than one percent and foreign bed nights decreased 67 percent. In total, bed nights decreased 10 percent from last year's July.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Estonia (560 nights).

43,400 nights (-10.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 8,100 nights (-10.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and July, 113,000 bed nights (-24.8 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 14,100 (-60.6 %) for foreigners in Kymenlaakso, in total 127,000 (-31.7 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 2.0 percent (July)

Total of 2.6 million bed nights (-21.7 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 2.4 million nights (-2.2 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 141,000 nights (-82.3 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kymenlaakso out of total bed nights was 2.0 % (+0.3 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 2.0 % and foreign bed nights 2.1 %.

32,900 tourists arrived to accommodation (July)

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased seven percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 97.1 percent were domestic, and 2.9 percent were from foreign countries.

During July, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kymenlaakso on average 1.5 nights (-0.05) and foreigners 3.0 nights (+1.1).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

24,600 Russian travelers via eastern border

A total of 24,600 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 7,000 (-93.3 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 6,600 (-95.3 %)
  • Imatra: 2,900 (-95.1 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 0.0 (-100.0 %)
  • Niirala: 5,300 (-80.8 %)
  • Vartius: 1,700 (-81.8 %)
  • Kuusamo: 61 (-89.1 %)
  • Salla: 88 (-96.9 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 28 (-99.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 29 percent (February)

There was a total of 51,600 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 83.4 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.8 million euro (July)

Registered accommodation sales in July were 1.8 million euro (-484,000).

Registered January-July sales were 6.3 million euro and they decreased 3.5 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
July 2020
Amount
Change jan-July 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 87 € -18.5 %  95 € -3.8 %
Revpar (Registered) 56 € -9.2 % 34 € -15.6 % 
Bed Night (Registered) 35 € -12.0 %  49 € -5.9 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (July)

Registered Accommodation

28 accommodation establishments (-4)
990 rooms (-200)
2,400 beds (-350)

Room utilization 64.1 % (+6.6)
Unsold rooms 350
Bed utilization 51.2 % (+2.1)

Registered room utilization for establishments

Website's user sessions by language

Hotel customer satisfaction by nationalities

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

Kymenlaakson liitto
PL 35, 48601 KOTKA
Karhulantie 36 B, 48600 KOTKA

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