In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 90

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, a total of 407,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 9% more than in June 2018. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

In June, a total of 255,000 foreign tourists used services of accommodation establishments, and spent there a total of 480,000 nights. The number of foreign tourists increased by 10% and the number of overnight stays by foreign tourists increased by 7% compared to the previous year.

Nearly one third of foreign tourists came from Finland, 11% from Germany and 7% from Russia and Latvia. Compared to June of the previous year, the number of tourists from Germany and Latvia increased by 21% and 30%, respectively. There were 13% more Asian tourists in accommodation establishments. The number of tourists from Finland and Russia decreased respectively by 7% and 5%, compared to June of the previous year.

Of the accommodated foreign tourists, 76% came to Estonia for holiday, 19% were on a business and the rest had some other reason for visiting. 63% of foreign tourists were accommodated in Tallinn and 11% in Pärnu.

In June, 152,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 8% more than in June 2018. In June, domestic tourists spent a total of 264,000 nights in accommodation establishments, i.e. the number of overnight stays by domestic tourists increased by 9% compared to June 2018. 67% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 19% on a business trip. 23% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 16% in Pärnu county and 10% in Ida-Viru and Tartu counties.

1,378 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists across Estonia. 24,000 rooms and 57,000 bed places were available. 53% of the rooms and 43% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 41 euros, i.e. one euro more than in June 2018. The average cost of a guest night in Harju county was 51 euros, in Tartu and Pärnu counties 36 euros and in Ida-Viru county 31 euros.

Accommodation by region, June 2019
Accommodation Total Northern Estonia North-Eastern Estonia Central Estonia Western Estonia Southern Estonia
Accommodation establishments 1,378 262 65 134 519 398
Rooms 23,859 9,577 1,515 1,728 6,356 4,683
Bed places 57,140 21,380 3,546 4,594 15,650 11,970
Room occupancy rate, % 53 70 47 30 44 42
Bed place occupancy rate, % 43 57 41 26 37 34
Tourists accommodated 407,092 204,213 24,288 20,910 90,222 67,459
Nights spent 743,547 368,738 43,202 35,476 174,213 121,918
residents of Estonia 263,938 58,243 24,786 25,822 79,667 75,420
foreign visitors 479,609 310,495 18,416 9,654 94,546 46,498
Average cost of a guest night, euros 41 51 31 29 34 29

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