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In October, the number of tourists in Estonian hotels grew by 1%

Helga Laurmaa, Statistics Estonia, 06.12.2017.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, 271,100 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia in October 2017, which is 1% more than in October 2016.

166,000 foreign tourists and 105,000 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. Fewer foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than in October of the previous year, but there were 5% more domestic tourists. The number of foreign tourists was mainly affected by a 13% decrease in the number of Finnish tourists. Fewer tourists came also from Sweden (-16%), Denmark (-14%) and Norway (-11%). At the same time, the number of tourists from several EU countries, as well as from Russia and Asian countries increased. 120,000 foreign tourists, i.e. 73% of the foreign tourists who used accommodation services, stayed in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. The next most popular destinations were Pärnu and Tartu cities, where respectively 8% and 6% of the accommodated foreign tourists stayed. 4% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county. 65% of foreign tourists were on a holiday, 27% on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting Estonia.

 

39% of the customers of accommodation establishments were domestic tourists. 60% of them were on a holiday trip and 26% on a business trip. 28% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 14% in both Tartu county and Pärnu county and 11% in Ida-Viru county.

 

In October 2017, 1,014 accommodation establishments offered their services. 20,000 rooms and 47,000 bed places were available for tourists. 46% of the rooms and 35% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 38 euros, which is three euros more than in October 2016. The average cost of a guest night was 45 euros in Harju county, 35 euros in Tartu county, 30 euros in Ida-Viru county and 29 euros in Pärnu county.


Accommodation by region, October 2017

Accommodation

Total

Northern Estonia

North-Eastern Estonia

Central Estonia

Western Estonia

Southern Estonia

Accommodation establishments

1,014

209

60

108

310

327

Rooms

20,462

8,484

1,329

1,594

4,668

4,387

Bed places

46,819

18,240

3,097

4,042

10,743

10,697

Room occupancy rate, %

46

62

48

25

39

29

Bed place occupancy rate, %

35

49

37

19

31

21

Tourists accommodated

270,822

153,214

19,006

12,970

46,354

39,278

Nights spent

508,470

276,750

35,770

24,102

103,507

68,341

residents of Estonia

179,339

49,509

20,481

17,901

47,722

43,726

foreign visitors

329,131

227,241

15,289

6,201

55,785

24,615

Average cost of a guest night, euros

38

45

30

32

29

32

 

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 November 2017. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in 17 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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