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More tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Estonia compared to a year ago

Helga Laurmaa Leading Statistician Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department Statistics Estonia, 15.12.2016.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 267,000, which was 7% more than in October 2015.

Compared to October 2015, the number of tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments increased by 16,000. The number of foreign and domestic tourists increased by 6% and 8%, respectively. Foreign tourists accounted for nearly two-thirds of the total number of tourists. In October 2016, a total of 167,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments – this was 9,000 foreign tourists more than in October 2015. 


78% of the foreign tourists came from European Union countries. 50% of the foreign tourists came from Finland, 8% from Latvia and 4% from Germany. Russian tourists accounted for 9% of the foreign tourists. 70% of the accommodated foreign tourists came to Estonia for holidays, 24% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting Estonia. Foreign tourists mainly preferred the accommodation establishments of Tallinn (74% of accommodated foreign tourists), Pärnu city (8%), Tartu city (5%) and Ida-Viru county (3%).


In October, domestic tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments numbered 100,000, i.e. 7,500 domestic tourists more than in October of the previous year. 62% of the domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 27% on a business trip. 30% of the domestic tourists who used accommodation services stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 16% in Pärnu county, 12% in Tartu county and 9% in Ida-Viru county.


In October, 983 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 20,000 rooms and 45,000 beds were available for tourists. 46% of the rooms and 36% of the beds were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 35 euros or a euro less than a year earlier. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros in Harju county, 31 euros in Tartu and Pärnu counties, 29 euros in Ida-Viru county.






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