In November, the number of tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments decreased

news release no 5

According to Statistics Estonia, in November 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 235,000, which is 1% fewer than in November 2017. Compared to November 2017, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

In November 2018, 129,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 7% fewer than in November 2017. In November 2018, 83,0 00 tourists, i.e. 64% of the foreign tourists arrived from Finland, Russia and Latvia. Compared to November 2017, the number of tourists arriving from Latvia, Finland, Russia decreased by 8%, 13% and 5%, respectively. Fewer tourists came from several European countries – Sweden, Norway, Poland, France and Germany. At the same time, the number of tourists from China increased by a fifth. 73% of the foreign tourists preferred to stay in accommodation establishments in Tallinn. 8% of the foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Pärnu city and 6% in both Tartu city and Ida-Viru county. 60% of foreign tourists were on a holiday trip and 31% on a business trip.

In November 2018, 106,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 9% more than in November 2017. 57% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 30% on a business trip. 29% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Harju county, 16% in Tartu county, 14% in Pärnu county and 12% in Ida-Viru county.

In November 2018, 950 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 20,000 rooms and 46,000 bed places were available for tourists. 42% of the rooms and 31% of the bed places were occupied. In November 2018, the average cost of a guest night was 37 euros, i.e. one euro less than in November 2017. The average cost of a guest night was 44 euros in Harju county, 31 euros in Ida-Viru county, 29 euros in Pärnu and in and 37 euros in Tartu counties.

Accommodation by region, November 2018
Accommodation Total Northern Estonia North-Eastern Estonia Central Estonia Western Estonia Southern Estonia
Accommodation establishments 950 204 55 102 288 301
Rooms 20,288 9,088 1,175 1,465 4,359 4,201
Bed places 45,907 19,681 2,534 3,609 10,087 9,996
Room occupancy rate, % 42 53 54 21 34 31
Bed place occupancy rate, % 31 39 46 17 26 22
Tourists accommodated 234,604 127,943 19,477 11,062 37,892 38,230
Nights spent 427,941 230,517 34,755 18,911 78,619 65,139
residents of Estonia 171,134 48,376 20,651 15,140 41,766 45,201
foreign visitors 256,807 182,141 14,104 3,771 36,853 19,938
Average cost of a guest night, euros 37 44 32 30 27 33

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 December 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
Analyst
Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel. +372 625 9261

More detailed data have been published in the statistical database.