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Saturday, 21.01.2017, 15:17
More tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Estonia compared to a year ago
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.