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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Tourism

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Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 56)

In 2015, the nights spent in the accommodation establishments of European Union (EU) countries totalled 2.8 billion, with Estonian accommodation establishments accounting for 0.2% of the EU total. In 2015, 3.1 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia and spent a total of 5.8 million nights there.

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In February, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2016, 183,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 4% more than in February 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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In January, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 31

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2016, 178,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 6% more than in January 2015. Both the number of domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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In 2015, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 17

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2015, more than 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 1% more than in 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In November, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments decreased

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2015, 207,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments which is 3% fewer than in November 2014. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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