Tourism, accommodation and catering

Publications and articles

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

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

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

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

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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Food service sector in Estonia and Europe

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Märt Leesment
– Majanduse ja tööturu trendid. Economic and Labour Market Trends (p. 101)

Nutrition is a daily part of our lives. National nutrition guidelines recommend three main meals and additional snacks (Pitsi et al. 2017). Whereas nobody usually helps us to eat, food preparation is often left in someone else’s care. This article studies the reasons that affect demand for food preparation as a service.

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Tourism

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Minifacts about Estonia 2017 (p. 44)

In 2016, the nights spent in the accommodation establishments of the European Union countries totalled 2.8 billion, with Estonian accommodation establishments accounting for 0.2% of the EU total.

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Tourism and accommodation

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Helga Laurmaa
– Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/17. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 126)

Traveling is popular in the world. In 2016, the number of overnight trips to foreign countries increased 4% in the world. Nearly 6 million foreign tourists visited Estonia in 2016 and more than a third of them used the services of accommodation establishments. Tourists from the neighbouring countries continue to be the main customers of Estonian accommodation establishments.

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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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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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Tourism

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Minifacts about Estonia 2016 (p. 56)

In 2015, the nights spent in the accommodation establishments of European Union (EU) countries totalled 2.8 billion, with Estonian accommodation establishments accounting for 0.2% of the EU total. In 2015, 3.1 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia and spent a total of 5.8 million nights there.

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Tourism and accommodation

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Helga Laurmaa
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 373)

Travelling is popular worldwide. In 2014, according to the preliminary data of the World Tourism Organization, the number of overnight foreign trips amounted to a record-high 1.1 billion – 5% more than in 2013. In European countries, there were 588 million overnight foreign trips, which is 4% more than a year earlier. The number of foreign tourists visiting European countries increased by 22 million over the year. Estonia received more than six million foreign visitors in 2014. The total number of visits increased 1% compared to 2013. While in Estonia, foreign visitors consumed 1.08 billion euros’ worth of goods and services – 2.5% more than the year before. In total, Estonia’s income from foreign tourism (i.e. the exports of tourism services) in 2014 amounted to 1.39 billion euros.

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