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Estonia:The number of tourists in accommodation establishments continues to grow

BC, Tallinn, 09.01.2020.Print version
According to Statistics Estonia, 262,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in November 2019. The total number of nights spent was 479,000. 56% of the tourists were foreign tourists and 44% were domestic tourists.

In November, a total of 146,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. Compared to 2018, the number of foreign tourists increased by 13%. 37% of them came from Finland, 15% from Russia, 11% from Latvia and 5% from Asian countries. 65% of foreign tourists came to Estonia for a holiday, 28% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting. Foreign tourists spent in Estonia 289,000 nights, which is 12% more than in 2018. 76% of foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 8% in Pärnu county and 6% in Tartu county.


The number of domestic tourists in accommodation establishments amounted to 116,000, which is 10% more than in November 2018. Domestic tourists spent 190,000 nights in accommodation establishments – an increase of 11% compared to November 2018. 61% of domestic tourists were on holiday and 26% on a business trip. 29% of domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 15% in both Pärnu and Tartu counties and 11% in Ida-Viru county.


In November, 1,001 accommodation establishments were available for tourists. 45% of the rooms and one third of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night at an accommodation establishment was 39 euros, i.e. two euros more than in November 2018. In Harju county, the average cost of a guest night was 46 euros, in Tartu county 38 euros, in Pärnu county 30 euros and in Ida-Viru county 32 euros.


Accommodation by region, November 2019

Accommodation

Total

Northern Estonia

North-Eastern Estonia

Central Estonia

Western Estonia

Southern Estonia

Accommodation establishments

1,001

219

55

110

310

307

Rooms

20,838

9,167

1,262

1,508

4,806

4,095

Bed places

47,641

19,950

2,936

3,821

11,061

9,873

Room occupancy rate, %

45

59

53

22

34

33

Bed place occupancy rate, %

33

44

42

17

27

24

Tourists accommodated

261,857

143,803

21,665

11,228

42,722

42,439

Nights spent

478,596

262,932

37,304

19,438

88,622

70,300

domestic tourists

189,981

52,364

22,062

15,229

50,478

49,848

foreign tourists

288,615

210,568

15,242

4,209

38,144

20,452

Average cost of a guest night, euros

39

46

32

32

28

33







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