Tourism, accommodation and catering

Travelling is people’s need and way of communication. The reasons for which people travel have been the same for already thousands of years: religion and work, recreation and holiday. The elements of modern tourism could be observed already in the bathing areas in Old Egypt where the first hotels were established. Near trade roads accommodation and catering establishments were located; the vehicles of that time enabled only slow motion.

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In 2014, more than three million tourists stayed in accommodation establishments

news release no 20

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 4% more than in 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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In November, the number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased

news release no 6

According to Statistics Estonia, 216,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in November 2014, which was 3% more than in November 2013. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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In January, the Foreign Visitors Survey focuses on tourists from Russia

news release no 1

Today, on 2 January, Statistics Estonia and Enterprise Estonia (EAS) will commence the last round of the Foreign Visitors Survey at the border crossing points of Estonia. This time, the focus will be on Russian tourists visiting Estonia.

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In October, the number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased

news release no 142

According to Statistics Estonia, 238,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in October, which was 4% more than in October of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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Tourism and accommodation

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Eesti piirkondlik areng. 2014. Regional Development in Estonia (p. 96)

Is tourism a branch of economy or a way of spending one’s holiday? Or is it an opportunity to present Estonia in a positive light? Clearly, tourism is all those things, it only depends on the point of view.

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