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 June the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 91

According to Statistics Estonia, 346,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in June 2016, which was 7% more than in June 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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Tourism and accommodation

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Helga Laurmaa
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2016. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 371)

Travelling is popular all over the world and is not showing any signs of losing its popularity. In 2015, according to the preliminary data of the World Tourism Organization, the number of overnight foreign trips was at a record-high – 1.2 billion. The number is 4% bigger than in 2014. Foreign tourists travelling around the world made 50 million overnight trips more than in 2014. In European countries, there were 609 million overnight foreign trips, which is 5% more than a year earlier. The number of foreign tourists visiting European countries and staying overnight grew by 29 million year over year.

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In May the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 81

According to Statistics Estonia, 280,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in May 2016, which was 4% more than in May 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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In April the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 72

According to Statistics Estonia, 226,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in April 2016, which was 8% more than in April 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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

news release no 52

According to Statistics Estonia, in March 2016, 212,400 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 13% more than in March 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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