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 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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Winter round of the Foreign Visitors Survey to begin at border crossing points

news release no 129

Today, on 17 October, Statistics Estonia and Enterprise Estonia launch the second stage of the Foreign Visitors Survey that started at the border crossing points of Estonia in the summer. The second stage will last until the middle of December.

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

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, 233,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in September, which was 4% more than in September of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.

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In August, fewer tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than in the same month a year ago

news release no 115

According to Statistics Estonia, 379,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in August, which was 2% less than in August of the previous year. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

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