In November more tourists used the services of accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 3

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2010, 164,000 tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia exceeding the results of November 2007 i.e. the best November month for accommodation establishments of the past decade by 6%.

In November, nearly 101,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments which makes 17% more than in the same month a year ago. 15,000 tourists from Russia stayed in accommodation establishments i.e. two times more than in November 2009. The number of accommodated tourists from Latvia, Sweden, Germany and Norway increased. The number of tourists from Finland, which accounted for 52% of the total number of accommodated foreign tourists in November, remained on the level of November 2009. The number of tourist from the United Kingdom decreased 4%. Three quarters of the foreign tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments arrived from the European Union Member States.

In November more domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than in the same month of 2009. 63,000 Estonian residents or about 10,000 tourists more than in November 2009 stayed in accommodation establishments, but the number of domestic tourists did not exceed the results of the same month of 2007. Compared to November 2009, the number of domestic tourists on holiday trips as well as on business trips increased.

In November, 730 accommodation establishments with 16,500 rooms and 36,700 beds were available for tourists. The room occupancy rate was 38%, which is 6 percentage points more than in November 2009. Compared to the summer tourism high season, the number of bed places available for visitors decreased by a fifth in November.

In November, the average cost of a guest night in an accommodation establishment was 27 euros (428 kroons), which was 1% cheaper than in the same month a year ago, but 3% more expensive than in the previous month. The average cost of a guest night in Tallinn was 32 euros (505 kroons), in Tartu 28 euros (435 kroons) and in Pärnu 21 euros (332 kroons).

Accommodation by regions, November 2010
Accommodation Total Northern
Estonia
North-eastern
Estonia
Central
Estonia
Western
Estonia
Southern
Estonia
Accommodation establishments 730 151 48 71 209 251
Rooms 16 500 7 749 1 001 907 3 659 3 184
Beds 36 707 15 844 2 857 2 185 8 290 7 531
Room occupancy rate, % 38 46 40 21 35 26
Bed occupancy rate, % 29 36 26 17 27 17
Tourists accommodated 163 724 100 210 10 082 6 354 25 212 21 866
Nights spent 314 143 173 454 22 295 11 386 68 080 38 928
residents of Estonia 108 993 29 166 14 130 8 379 29 232 28 086
foreign visitors 205 150 144 288 8 165 3 007 38 848 10 842
Average cost of a guest night, euros 27 32 25 24 20 23
Average cost of a guest night, kroons 428 495 384 371 316 366

For further information:

Helga Laurmaa
Leading Statistician
Services Statistics Service
Statistics Estonia
Tel +372 625 9261

More detailed data have been published in the Statistical Database.