In October more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2010, 191,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments or 17,000 tourists more than in the same month of the previous year.
The number of foreign tourists increased by a tenth compared to October of the previous year, which was the biggest growth in October during recent years. The number of accommodated tourists from Estonia’s neighbouring countries Russia, Finland and Latvia as well as from Germany and Lithuania increased compared to October of the previous year. The number of tourists from Sweden and Norway decreased. In total, 123,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. Foreign tourists continue to account for about two thirds of the total number of tourists who used accommodation services.
As in the previous months of the year, in October compared to the same month of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased. 68,000 of Estonian residents stayed in accommodation establishments – 6,000 tourists more than in October of the previous year, but 3% less than in October 2008. Compared to October of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists on holiday trips as well as on business trips increased.
In October, 788 accommodation establishments with 17,000 rooms and 38,000 beds were available for tourists. The room occupancy rate was 40%, which is 3 percentage points more than in October of the previous year. Compared to the summer tourism high season the number of rooms available for tourists decreased 15% and the number of bed places decreased 19%.
In October, the average cost of a guest night in an accommodation establishment was 414 kroons (26 euros), which was 2% less than in October of the previous year. The average cost of a guest night in Tallinn was 482 kroons (31 euros), in Tartu 408 kroons (26 euros) and in Pärnu 343 kroons (22 euros).
|Rooms||17 257||7 740||1 043||951||4 232||3 291|
|Beds||37 804||15 859||2 114||2 318||9 696||7 817|
|Room occupancy rate, %||40||48||36||26||38||27|
|Bed occupancy rate, %||32||41||33||21||31||18|
|Tourists accommodated||191 366||114 271||9 807||8 123||34 387||24 778|
|Nights spent||374 464||200 050||21 693||15 048||93 370||44 303|
|residents of Estonia||120 406||28 402||13 996||11 312||35 228||31 468|
|foreign visitors||254 058||171 648||7 697||3 736||58 142||12 835|
|Average cost of a guest night, kroons||414||472||383||353||335||358|
|Average cost of a guest night, euros||26||30||24||23||21||23|
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