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