In July, tourists spent more than a million nights in accommodation establishments

news release no 106

According to Statistics Estonia, in July, 524,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 4% more than in July 2018. The number of nights spent by foreign and domestic tourists increased by 7%.

In July, tourists spent more than a million nights in accommodation establishments

In July, 328,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments and spent there a total of 634,000 nights. The number of foreign tourists increased by 8% and their nights spent by 9%, year-on-year. 42% of the accommodated foreign tourists came from Finland, 9% from Germany, 7% from Russia and 6% from Latvia. The number of tourists from Finland, which had shown a downward trend in the previous months, increased by 3% in July. More tourists came from several European countries as well, but also from the USA and Asian countries. Of the accommodated foreign tourists, 80% came to Estonia for holiday, 15% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting. 58% of foreign tourists chose accommodation in Tallinn, 12% in Pärnu and 8% in Tartu.

In July, 195,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, or 1% less than in July 2018. They spent a total of 366,000 nights in accommodation establishments, which is a 4% increase compared to the previous year. 72% of domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and 14% on a business trip. A fifth of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 14% in Pärnu county and 10% in Ida-Viru, Saare and Tartu counties each.

1,403 accommodation establishments served tourists in Estonia, offering 24,000 rooms and 59,000 bed places. 62% of the rooms and 55% of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 40 euros, which is as much as in July last year. The average cost of a guest night in Harju county was 49 euros, in Pärnu county 42 euros, in Tartu county 38 euros and in Ida-Viru county 32 euros.

Accommodation by region, July 2019
Accommodation Total Northern Estonia North-Eastern Estonia Central Estonia Western Estonia Southern Estonia
Accommodation establishments 1,403 267 66 134 535 401
Rooms 24,289 9,551 1,528 1,805 6,544 4,861
Bed places 58,553 21,377 3,565 4,735 16,422 12,454
Room occupancy rate, % 62 76 63 37 56 52
Bed place occupancy rate, % 55 68 56 32 53 44
Tourists accommodated 523,645 243,054 32,167 28,160 129,390 90,874
Nights spent 1,000,612 452,709 61,921 46,871 267,904 171,207
residents of Estonia 366,434 71,973 37,821 32,710 118,672 105,258
foreign visitors 634,178 380,736 24,100 14,161 149,232 65,949
Average cost of a guest night, euros 40 49 32 25 38 30

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 August 2019. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in 17 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
Enterprise and Agricultural Statistics Department
Statistics Estonia
Tel. +372 625 9261

More detailed data have been published in the Statistical Database.