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

news release no 105

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 448,000, which is 3% more than in August 2017. Compared to August of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

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About tourism statistics: first-time and repeat visitors to Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 25)
Jaanika Ait, Mari-Liis Perend

Foreign visitors to Estonia include almost four times more repeat visitors than first-time visitors. Most repeat visitors (91%) come to Estonia from nearby countries. Compared to first-time visitors, they make more shopping and transit trips, visit friends and relatives, but come less for holiday. First-time visitors as a group are more diverse ‒ approximately two-thirds of them arrive from countries further away.

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

news release no 95

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 503,000, which is 1% more than in July 2017. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments stayed at last year’s level

news release no 82

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 372,700, or as many as in June last year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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

news release no 75

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 304,000, which is 2% more than in May 2017. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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Record year in tourism last year

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Helga Laurmaa

2017 was a record year in world tourism. More foreign tourists visited Estonia than in any of the previous years. 3.5 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments. There were 7% more tourists in accommodation establishments than a year earlier, including 9% more domestic tourists and 5% more foreign tourists. Of those staying in accommodation establishments, by country of residence, the number of Estonian residents increased the most, and of foreign tourists, more tourists arrived from Russia and Latvia. The total number of domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments set a new record already for the eighth consecutive year.

Accommodated tourists, 2008–2017

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In April, fewer tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 65

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 251,000, which is 3% less than in April 2017. The number of foreign tourists decreased, while the number of domestic tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

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

news release no 48

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 239,000, which is 5% more than in March 2017. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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Narva and other cities on the eastern border of the European Union

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 1/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 56)
Mihkel Servinski, Marika Kivilaid

The survey of European cities provides a great opportunity to compare cities in different European regions. Without the survey, this opportunity would hardly exist. Three Estonian cities participate in the City Statistics survey: Tallinn, Tartu and Narva. In this article, Narva is compared to four cities of a similar size on the eastern border of the European Union.

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In February, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 38

According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 210,000, which is 3,000 tourists more than in February 2017.

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