In September fewer tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 276,000, which is 2% fewer than in September 2017. Compared to September of the previous year, the number of both domestic and foreign tourists decreased.
178,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 2% fewer than in September 2017. In September, 85,000 tourists, i.e. almost a half of the foreign tourists arrived from Finland, Russia and Latvia. Compared to September of the previous year, the number of tourists arriving from Finland and Russia decreased by 10% and 8%, respectively, while the number of tourists from Latvia increased by 5%. There was also an increase in the number of tourists arriving from several European and Asian countries. 69% of the foreign tourists preferred to stay in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. 9% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Pärnu city and 7% in Tartu city. 4% of the foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county. 67% of foreign tourists were on a holiday trip and 25% on a business trip.
98,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 1% fewer than in September 2017. 60% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 28% on a business trip. 28% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 14% in both in Pärnu and Tartu county and 11% in Ida-Viru county.
In September, 1,146 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 22,000 rooms and 51,000 bed places were available for tourists. 46% of the rooms and a third of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros, i.e. one euro less than in September 2017. The average cost of a guest night was 47 euros in Harju county, 31 euros in Pärnu county, 36 euros in Tartu county and 32 euros in Ida-Viru county.
|Accommodation||Total||Northern Estonia||North-Eastern Estonia||Central Estonia||Western Estonia||Southern Estonia|
|Room occupancy rate, %||46||66||46||22||35||31|
|Bed place occupancy rate, %||33||48||35||18||26||22|
|residents of Estonia||165,470||46,496||17,285||15,244||40,164||46,281|
|foreign visitors||350 456||238,858||15,652||6,227||59,673||30,046|
|Average cost of a guest night, euros||40||47||32||28||31||31|
The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 October 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.
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