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In April, 3% fewer tourists stayed in Estonian hotels

Helga Laurmaa, Statistics Estonia, 06.06.2018.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 251,000, which is 3% less than in April 2017. The number of foreign tourists decreased, while the number of domestic tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

151,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 4% fewer than in April 2017. In April, 97,000 tourists, or 64% of the foreign tourists arrived from Latvia, Finland and Russia. Compared to April of the previous year, the number of tourists arriving from Latvia and Finland decreased by 2% and 16%, respectively, while the number of tourists from Russia increased by one fifth. The number of Finnish tourists fell for the third month in succession compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of tourists arriving from Asian countries continues to increase: in April, there were 7% more tourists arriving from Asian countries than in the same month a year ago. 71% of the foreign tourists preferred to stay in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. 8% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Pärnu city and 7% in Tartu city. 5% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county.


100,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. as much as in April 2017. The number of nights spent by domestic tourists increased by 3%, which means that the duration of stay of domestic tourists in accommodation establishments increased somewhat. 63% of the domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 23% on a business trip. 30% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 16% in Tartu county, 14% in Pärnu county and 11% in Ida-Viru county.


In April, 956 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 20,000 rooms and 45,000 bed places were available for tourists. 44% of the rooms and 35% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 36 euros, i.e. one euro less than in April 2017. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros in Harju county, 39 euros in Tartu county and 30 euros in Pärnu county.


Accommodation by region, April 2018

Accommodation

Total

Northern Estonia

North-Eastern Estonia

Central Estonia

Western Estonia

Southern Estonia

Accommodation establishments

956

205

53

101

280

317

Rooms

19,778

8,563

1,181

1,483

4,334

4,217

Bed places

44,889

18,440

2,560

3,708

9,875

10,306

Room occupancy rate, %

44

56

48

22

38

31

Bed place occupancy rate, %

35

47

41

18

30

23

Tourists accommodated

250,576

140,357

18,139

11,686

39,694

40,700

Nights spent

472,753

261,506

31,401

19,807

89,654

70,385

residents of Estonia

170,601

52,006

17,950

14,040

43,174

43,431

foreign visitors

302,152

209,500

13,451

5,767

46,480

26,954

Average cost of a guest night, euros

36

40

32

29

29

33


The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 May 2018. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in 18 working days. 


For the statistical activity “Accommodation”, the main representative of public interest is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, commissioned by whom Statistics Estonia collects and analyses the data necessary for conducting the statistical activity.






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