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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 23.06.2017, 18:23

More tourists in Estonia stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

Helga Laurmaa Leading Statistician Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department Statistics Estonia, 10.01.2017.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2016, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 216,000, which was 4% more than in November 2015.

Compared to November 2015, the number of tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments increased by 8,500. Foreign tourists accounted 60% of the total number of tourists. In November 2016, a total of 129,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments – 4% more than in November 2015. 78% of the foreign tourists came from European Union countries. 49% of the accommodated foreign tourists came from Finland, 13% from Russia and 9% from Latvia. Compared to November 2015, the number of tourists arriving from Finland, Russia and Latvia has increased by 2%, 17% and 16%, respectively. Also, there was an increase in the number of tourists arriving from Sweden, Lithuania, Norway and the United Kingdom. 66% of the accommodated foreign tourists came to Estonia for holidays, 26% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting Estonia. Foreign tourists mainly preferred the accommodation establishments of Tallinn (77% of accommodated foreign tourists), Pärnu city (7%), Tartu city (5%) and Ida-Viru county (3%).


In November, domestic tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments numbered 86,000, i.e. 3,000 domestic tourists more than in November 2015. 57% of the domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 31% on a business trip. 32% of the domestic tourists who used accommodation services stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 15% in Pärnu county, 13% in Tartu county and 9% in Ida-Viru county.


In November, 915 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 19,000 rooms and 43,000 beds were available for tourists. 41% of the rooms and 31% of the beds were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 36 euros or the same as a year earlier. The average cost of a guest night was 41 euros in Harju county, 34 euros in Tartu county, 28 euros in Pärnu county and 29 euros in Ida-Viru county.


Accommodation by region, November 2016
AccommodationTotalNorthern EstoniaNorth-Eastern EstoniaCentral EstoniaWestern EstoniaSouthern Estonia
Accommodation establishments91519755106256301
Rooms19,1578,4281,0581,5914,2113,869
Beds43,19517,8862,3293,9519,6239,406
Room occupancy rate, %415341203429
Bed occupancy rate, %314333162719
Tourists accommodated215,515130,31811,8979,69933,05930,542
Nights spent404,841230,28423,37818,42577,80154,953
residents of Estonia145,69045,36313,29214,57834,82437,633
foreign visitors259,151184,92110,0863,84742,97717,320
Average cost of a guest night, euros364129






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