In April, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 72

According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2019, a total of 262,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 5% more than in April 2018. Compared to the same time, there were more domestic and foreign tourists.

In April, a total of 156,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments, which is 4% more than the year before. Foreign tourists spent a total of 306,000 nights in accommodation establishments, i.e. 1% more than in April 2018.

Foreign tourists accounted for 60% of the total number of tourists. 40% of foreign tourists came from Finland, 11% from Russia and 9% from Latvia. Compared to the previous year, the number of tourists from Finland and Russia decreased by 4% and 11%, respectively. At the same time, 8% more tourists arrived from Latvia, 10% more from Germany, 17% more from Sweden and 14% more from Lithuania than in April 2018. Of the accommodated foreign tourists, 66% came to Estonia for holiday, 27% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting. 70% of foreign tourists were accommodated in Tallinn.

In April, 106,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 6% more than in April 2018. In April, domestic tourists spent 176,000 nights in accommodation establishments, i.e. the number of overnight stays by domestic tourists increased by 3% compared to April 2018. 62% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 26% on a business trip. 29% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Harju county, 14% and 15% respectively in Pärnu and Tartu counties, and 12% in Ida-Viru county.

995 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists across Estonia. 20,000 rooms and 46,000 bed places were available. 45% of the rooms and 35% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 37 euros, i.e. one euro more than in April 2018. The average cost of a guest night in Harju county was 42 euros, in Tartu county 41 euros, in Pärnu county 31 euros and in Ida-Viru county 30 euros.

Accommodation by region, April 2019
Accommodation Total Northern Estonia North-Eastern Estonia Central Estonia Western Estonia Southern Estonia
Accommodation establishments 995 220 55 104 300 316
Rooms 20,274 8,943 1,215 1,504 4,517 4,095
Bed places 46,477 19,496 2,642 3,808 10,463 10,068
Room occupancy rate, % 45 57 52 20 38 33
Bed place occupancy rate, % 35 45 45 17 29 24
Tourists accommodated 262,149 143,796 20,215 10,628 45,074 42,436
Nights spent 481,794 262,358 35,728 19,656 92,264 71,788
residents of Estonia 175,689 50,181 20,775 15,442 45,025 44,266
foreign visitors 306,105 212,177 14,953 4,214 47,239 27,522
Average cost of a guest night, euros 37 42 30 30 30 35

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 May 2019. 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.