Statistical activity code: 40202
Number of trips by main purpose, organisation, primary destination, duration, type of accommodation; expenditure on a trip by main purpose
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
National Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011)
International Standard Codes for the Representation of the Names of Countries (ISO 3166)
Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (COICOP)
Travelling of Estonian residents
Accommodation at the place of an acquaintance/relative – free private accommodation, including an overnight stay at one’s own apartment or house, also in a house acquired for personal or company timeshares, etc.
Business trip – conference, seminar or meeting; an educational and study trip; visit to an exhibition or fair; performing at a concert. Generally a business trip is paid for by the employer or organisation.
Camping grounds, recreational vehicle parks and trailer parks – short-term accommodation in campgrounds, trailer parks, hunting and fishing camps, health camps and other such recreational camps. Parking facilities for recreational vehicles. Shelters, camps and outdoor camping for short stay visitors.
Holiday trip – a relaxing trip; a trip to engage in a hobby, incl. art or sports; a cultural or entertainment trip.
Hotel and similar establishment – a hotel, motel, guest house. Accommodation establishments belonging to this category offer daily room cleaning and bed-making, and the accommodation establishment can offer a variety of additional services (catering, parking and laundry service, opportunity to use the swimming pool, gym, conference rooms, recreation rooms, etc.).
Not using a travel agent to make the bookings – a respondent or his/her company plans the trip independently, without mediation of a travel agency.
Other free accommodation – tenting free of charge, sleeping in the car, or other occasional overnight resting in an unofficial lodging.
Paid private accommodation – a room, apartment or house rented from a private person or agency.
Other short-stay accommodation – a campsite, cottage, holiday home, hostel, bed and breakfast, yacht harbour, etc. Additional services are limited.
Other trip – visiting a sanatorium or other health related trip, religious trip, pilgrimage, etc.
Own travel arrangement – accommodation is looked for after reaching the destination.
Package tour bought at the travel agency – a respondent purchases a package trip of at least two services (usually travel and accommodation) for a single price. A travel agency organises a foreign trip.
Single services bought at the travel agency – purchasing plane tickets, booking accommodation, ordering theatre tickets, renting a car, etc. through a travel agency.
Visiting a friend or relative – participating in family gatherings (a funeral, wedding, helping in work, etc.)
At least 15-year-old permanent residents of Estonia and the members of their households, excluding persons living in institutions (children’s homes, care homes, monasteries, convents, etc.)
A list of at least 15-year-old permanent residents of Estonia based on the 2011 Population and Housing Census and the population register
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2011 concerning European statistics on tourism and repealing Council Directive 95/57/EC
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 253/2013 of 15 January 2013 amending Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 692/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards adaptations following the revision of the International Standard Classification of Education ISCED in relation to the variables and breakdowns to be submitted
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Enterprise Estonia (EAS)
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Data are published under the subject area “Economy / Tourism, accommodation and catering / Travelling of Estonian residents” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
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Data serve as input for statistical activity 22107 “Travelling of Estonian residents”.
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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Enterprise Estonia (EAS)
Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)
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Total population is 1,102,000 persons aged 15 and older. The sample includes 2,500 persons per quarter. The type of sampling is simple random stratified sampling by place of residence.
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DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
In 2014, the data were collected by using telephone interviews (CATI). Since 2015, the data were collected by using telephone (CATI) and computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI). Starting from 2019, the data are collected by CATI, CAPI and computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI). Survey fieldwork information system (VVIS) is used to manage and monitor data collection. The questionnaires and information related to data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
The data are collected with the official statistics monthly questionnaire “Tourism survey”.
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