In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments stayed at last year’s level

news release no 82

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 372,700, or as many as in June last year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

231,400 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 3% fewer than in June 2017. In June, 119,100 tourists, or more than a half of foreign tourists, arrived from Latvia, Finland and Russia. Compared to June of the previous year, the number of tourists arriving from Latvia and Finland decreased by 3% and 5%, respectively. The number of Finnish tourists fell for the fifth month in a row, compared to the same month of the previous year. More tourists arrived from Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, the United Kingdom and several other European countries. In June, 4% less tourists came from Asian countries than in the same month a year ago. 64% of foreign tourists preferred to stay in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn, 11% stayed in Pärnu city and 7% in Tartu city. 4% of foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county. 73% of foreign tourists were on a holiday trip and 21% on a business trip.

141,300 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 5% more than in June 2017. 65% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 21% on a business trip. 23% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 14% in Pärnu county and 11% in both Tartu and Ida-Viru counties.

In June, 1,344 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 24,000 rooms and 56,000 bed places were available for tourists. 52% of the rooms and 41% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros, i.e. one euro more than in June 2017. The average cost of a guest night was 50 euros in Harju county, 36 euros in Tartu county, 34 euros in Pärnu county and 33 euros in Ida-Viru county.

Accommodation by region, June 2018
Accommodation Total Northern
Accommodation establishments 1,344 245 65 132 511 391
Rooms 23,562 8,979 1,516 1,743 6,324 5,000
Bed places 55,969 19,766 3,483 4,672 15,818 12,230
Room occupancy rate, % 52 74 45 27 42 37
Bed place occupancy rate, % 41 59 41 23 33 30
Tourists accommodated 372,687 189,656 23,503 18,909 78,774 61,845
Nights spent 689,165 349,585 43,289 31,588 155,379 109,324
residents of Estonia 241,261 57,099 24,945 24,141 66,052 69,024
foreign visitors 447,904 292,486 18,344 7,447 89,327 40,300
Average cost of a guest night, euros 40 50 33 26 32 29

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 July 2018. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in 18 working days. For the statistical activity “Accommodation”, the main representative of public interest is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, commissioned by whom Statistics Estonia collects and analyses the data necessary for conducting the statistical activity.

For further information:

Helga Laurmaa
Leading Statistician
Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel. +372 625 9261

More detailed data have been published in the statistical database.