Kymenlaakso
Accommodation and Travel Stats

March 2020

Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights (February)
icon: star 13,900
7 %
icon: finland 11,100
6 %
icon: foreign 2,800
10 %
Top 3:
Russia
910
24 %
United Kingdom
480
73 %
Estonia
230
12 %
Visitors icon
Visitors (February)
icon: star 9,200
1 %
icon: finland 7,800
2 %
icon: foreign 1,400
3 %
Top 3:
Russia
660
14 %
United Kingdom
149
67 %
Estonia
114
14 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales (February)
icon: star 948,000
3 %
Average prices:
Night
68.10 €
2.30 €
Room
99.70 €
5.50 €
RevPAR
33.60 €
1.80 €
Capacity icon
Capacity (February)
icon: establishment 28
0 %
icon: room 990
7 %
icon: bed 2,400
2 %

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 trends.

Temperature

Rainfall

13,900 registered bed nights (February)

In February 2020, 13,900 bed nights were recorded in Kymenlaakso (-6.6 %), of which 11,100 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 2,800 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased six percent and foreign bed nights decreased 10 percent. In total, bed nights decreased seven percent from last year's February.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (910 nights).

6,200 nights (-12.5 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 7,700 nights (-1.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and February, 21,000 bed nights (-7.2 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 7,700 (-7.7 %) for foreigners in Kymenlaakso, in total 28,700 (-7.3 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 0.8 percent (February)

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+7.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.2 million nights (+10.1 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 613,000 nights (+1.9 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kymenlaakso out of total bed nights was 0.8 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 0.9 % and foreign bed nights 0.5 %.

9,200 tourists arrived to accommodation (February)

Arrivals to registered accommodation increased one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 84.5 percent were domestic, and 15.5 percent were from foreign countries.

During February, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kymenlaakso on average 1.4 nights (-0.12) and foreigners 2.0 nights (-0.17).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased 24 percent (February)

A total of 255,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

  • Vaalimaa: 61,000 (+24.5 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 108,000 (+42.0 %)
  • Imatra: 49,700 (+55.9 %)
  • Niirala: 21,200 (+20.4 %)
  • Vartius: 7,800 (+13.6 %)
  • Kuusamo: 610 (+44.1 %)
  • Salla: 2,900 (+29.5 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,600 (+22.3 %)

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 948,000 euro (February)

Registered accommodation sales in February were 948,000 euro (-32,500).

Registered January-February sales were 1.9 million euro and they decreased 62,500 euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
February 2020
Amount
Change jan-February 2020
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 100 € 5.9 % 100 € 5.0 %
Bed Night (Registered) 68 € 3.5 % 68 € 4.6 %
Revpar (Registered) 34 € 5.6 % 34 € 9.8 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization (February)

Registered Accommodation

28 accommodation establishments (+0)
990 rooms (-80)
2,400 beds (-58)

Room utilization 33.7 % (-0.1)
Unsold rooms 650

Registered room utilization

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


Kymenlaakson liitto

PL 35, 48601 KOTKA

Karhulantie 36 B, 48600 KOTKA

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