Kymenlaakso
Accommodation and Travel Stats

September 2019

Kymenlaakso: Tourism in a nutshell

Bed Nights icon
Bed Nights
icon: star 23,800
5 %
icon: finland 19,600
1 %
icon: foreign 4,200
18 %
Top 3:
Russia
1,400
2 %
Germany
550
14 %
Estonia
390
20 %
Visitors icon
Visitors
icon: star 14,200
0 %
icon: finland 12,000
2 %
icon: foreign 2,200
12 %
Top 3:
Russia
900
17 %
Estonia
220
0 %
Germany
192
1 %
Accommodation Sales icon
Accommodation Sales
icon: star 1.5 mill.
7 %
Average prices:
Night
62.40 €
1.70 €
Room
96.80 €
4.30 €
RevPAR
42.70 €
1.10 €
Capacity icon
Capacity
icon: establishment 29
4 %
icon: room 1,100
3 %
icon: bed 2,700
1 %
Weather icon
Weather
icon: temperature 11.4 °C
1.9 °C
icon: rainfall 56 mm
42 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

23,800 registered bed nights

In September 2019, 23,800 bed nights were recorded in Kymenlaakso (-4.8 %), of which 19,600 nights were spent by domestic visitors and 4,200 nights by foreigners. Domestic bed nights decreased one percent and foreign bed nights decreased 18 percent. In total, bed nights decreased five percent from last year's September.

Most foreign bed nights were recorded for travelers from Russia (1,400 nights).

12,400 nights (-2.3 %) were spend by leisure visitors and 11,400 nights (-7.3 %) by business visitors.

Between January and September, 205,000 bed nights (+12.3 %) were recorded for domestic visitors and 48,100 (+0.7 %) for foreigners in Kymenlaakso, in total 253,000 (+9.9 %) nights.

Registered bed nights

Bed nights by country of arrival

Market share 1.3 percent

Total of 1.8 million bed nights (+5.2 %) were recorded in the whole country, of which 1.3 million nights (+3.0 %) were spent by domestic visitors and 516,000 nights (+11.2 %) by foreigners.

The market share of Kymenlaakso out of total bed nights was 1.3 % (-0.1 percentage points), out of domestic bed nights 1.5 % and foreign bed nights 0.8 %.

14,200 tourists arrived to accommodation

Arrivals to registered accommodation decreased less than one percent compared to earlier year. Of all arrivals, 84.3 percent were domestic, and 15.7 percent were from foreign countries.

During September, domestic visitors stayed in registered accommodation in Kymenlaakso on average 1.6 nights (-0.06) and foreigners 1.9 nights (-0.15).

Ferry arrivals from different harbors

Trips by Russian travelers over the eastern border increased six percent

A total of 251,000 Russians arrived in Finland over the eastern border crossings.

The share of southeastern border stations was 91.4 percent.

  • Vaalimaa: 69,900 (+1.0 %)
  • Nuijamaa: 102,000 (+7.5 %)
  • Imatra: 44,100 (+9.7 %)
  • Vainikkala (train): 13,200 (+17.4 %)
  • Niirala: 20,600 (+6.0 %)
  • Vartius: 8,000 (+1.0 %)
  • Kuusamo: 430 (+51.9 %)
  • Salla: 2,400 (+13.2 %)
  • Raja-Jooseppi: 2,400 (+12.1 %)

Russian visa applications increased 82 percent

There was a total of 69,800 visa applications to Finland made by the Russians. 87.9 percent were done at St. Petersburg's consulate.

Accommodation sales 1.5 million euro

Registered accommodation sales in September were 1.5 million euro (-116,000).

Registered January-September sales were 13.6 million euro and they increased 1.3 million euro from the previous year.

Average prices

= change at least 10 %
September 2019
Amount
Change jan-September 2019
Amount
Change
Adr (Registered) 97 € 4.7 % 99 € 7.9 %
Bed Night (Registered) 62 € -2.6 % 54 € 0.3 %
Revpar (Registered) 43 € 2.6 % 43 € 9.1 %

Duty-free invoice vouchers stamped at the border stations

Registered accommodation sales

Average registered room price (ADR)

Capacity & Utilization

Registered Accommodation

29 accommodation establishments (+1)
1,100 rooms (-32)
2,700 beds (+15)

Room utilization 44.1 % (-0.9)
Unsold rooms 630
Bed utilization 27.6 % (-1.2)

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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