In March, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 239,000, which is 5% more than in March 2017. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
133,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 5% more than in March 2017. In March, 92,000 tourists, or 69% of the foreign tourists arrived from Finland, Russia and Latvia. Compared to March of the previous year, the number of tourists arriving from Latvia and Russia increased 10% and 39%, respectively, while the number of tourists from Finland decreased 10%. There was also an increase in the number of tourists arriving from several European and Asian countries. 72% of the foreign tourists preferred to stay in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. 8% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Pärnu city and 5% in Tartu city. 6% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county.
107,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 5% more than in March 2017. The number of nights spent by domestic tourists increased 4%, which means that the duration of stay of domestic tourists in accommodation establishments decreased somewhat. 63% of the domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 23% were on a business trip. 27% of the domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 17% in Pärnu county, 14% in Tartu county and 11% in Ida-Viru county.
In March, 957 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 20,000 rooms and 45,000 bed places were available for tourists. 40% of the rooms and 31% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 35 euros, i.e. one euro more than in March 2017. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros in Harju county, 34 euros in Tartu county and 29 euros in Pärnu county.
|Accommodation||Total||Northern Estonia||North-Eastern Estonia||Central Estonia||Western Estonia||Southern Estonia|
|Room occupancy rate, %||40||50||49||19||35||28|
|Bed place occupancy rate, %||31||41||43||19||28||21|
|residents of Estonia||175,597||47,626||17,774||17,608||47,079||45,510|
|Average cost of a guest night, euros||35||40||34||27||27||31|
The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 April 2018. 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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