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 2015 (p. 56)

In 2014, 6 million foreign visitors arrived in Estonia, 47% of whom stayed in Estonia for more than one night. 68% of foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. In 2014, over 3 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 4% more than in 2013. Tourists spent a total of 5.8 million nights in Estonian accommodation establishments. In 2014, the nights spent in the accommodation establishments of European Union countries totalled 2.7 billion. Tourist nights spent in Estonian accommodation establishments make up 0.2% of the number of nights spent in the accommodation establishments of the EU countries.

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In February, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments decreased

news release no 41

According to Statistics Estonia, 177,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in February 2015, which is 1% fewer than in February 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

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In January, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments decreased

news release no 33

According to Statistics Estonia, 167,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in January 2015, which is 2% fewer than in January 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased and the number of domestic tourists increased.

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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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