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Number of visitors in Latvian hotels in 2010 increased by 17.7%

Edīte Miezīte, Statistics Latvia, 23.02.2011.Print version
In comparison with 2009, number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments(1) in 2010 comprised 1312 thsd persons which is an increase of 17.7%, according to Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Number of visitors from Latvia has risen by 20.5%, but of foreign visitors – by 16.4%.

In its turn the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in the 4th quarter of 2010 comprised 268.1 thsd or more by 24.2% compared to the 4th quarter of 2009. Of which 35% were residents of Latvia and 65% – foreign tourists. The number of foreign tourists has increased by 25.0%. The number of tourists from Russia has risen most significantly – by 74%.

 

In the last quarter of previous year the highest share of the foreign tourists stayed in Riga – 85%, in Jurmala – 6% and in Liepaja – 1%. The highest share of the Latvian residents stayed in Riga – 28%, Liepaja – 9% and Jurmala – 8%.

 

At the end of the 4th quarter 15.4 thsd rooms and 35.7 thsd beds were available in accommodation establishments.


Hotel use indicators (in %)

 

 2009

 2010

October

November

December

October

November

December

Bed occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

23.0

18.2

18.4

27.0

21.5

20.9

Riga

31.2

24.2

24.6

34.8

27.1

26.1

Room occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

27.6

22.8

21.4

33.8

27.7

25.1

Riga

36.2

29.0

27.4

43.7

35.3

31.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign visitors in hotels and other accommodation

establishments in breakdown by countries in

the 4th quarter of 2010

 

1 Every month CSB carries out survey on hotels and other accommodation establishments which compiles information on Latvian accommodation establishments, excluding State specialized sanatoriums and convalescent homes, which provide health care services for State. The survey includes hotels with at least 4 rooms and other collective accommodation establishments with at least 5 rooms.






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