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 November, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2016, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 216,000, which was 4% more than in November 2015.

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In October, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments compared to a year ago

news release no 139

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2016, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 267,000, which was 7% more than in October 2015.

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In September, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 123

According to Statistics Estonia, in September, domestic and foreign tourists having stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 257,000, which was 9% more than in September 2015.

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In August, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 116

According to Statistics Estonia, in August, domestic and foreign tourists having stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 417,000, which was 6% more than in August 2015.

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Tourism and accommodation in 2015 based on statistical research

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Helga Laurmaa
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/16. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 109)

Travelling continues to be popular. In 2015, 1.2 billion foreign journeys lasting more than one day were made in the world while approximately 6 million foreign visitors came to Estonia. The article is based on statistical surveys and gives an overview of the expenditures of foreign tourists, their transport and accommodation possibilities in Estonia, the visitors’ countries of origin and the intensity of tourism.

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