The number of tourists in accommodation establishments continues to grow
According to Statistics Estonia, 262,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in November 2019. The total number of nights spent was 479,000. 56% of the tourists were foreign tourists and 44% were domestic tourists.
In November, a total of 146,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. Compared to 2018, the number of foreign tourists increased by 13%. 37% of them came from Finland, 15% from Russia, 11% from Latvia and 5% from Asian countries. 65% of foreign tourists came to Estonia for a holiday, 28% were on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting. Foreign tourists spent in Estonia 289,000 nights, which is 12% more than in 2018. 76% of foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 8% in Pärnu county and 6% in Tartu county.
The number of domestic tourists in accommodation establishments amounted to 116,000, which is 10% more than in November 2018. Domestic tourists spent 190,000 nights in accommodation establishments – an increase of 11% compared to November 2018. 61% of domestic tourists were on holiday and 26% on a business trip. 29% of domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 15% in both Pärnu and Tartu counties and 11% in Ida-Viru county.
In November, 1,001 accommodation establishments were available for tourists. 45% of the rooms and one third of the bed places were occupied. The average cost of a guest night at an accommodation establishment was 39 euros, i.e. two euros more than in November 2018. In Harju county, the average cost of a guest night was 46 euros, in Tartu county 38 euros, in Pärnu county 30 euros and in Ida-Viru county 32 euros.
|Accommodation||Total||Northern Estonia||North-Eastern Estonia||Central Estonia||Western Estonia||Southern Estonia|
|Room occupancy rate, %||45||59||53||22||34||33|
|Bed place occupancy rate, %||33||44||42||17||27||24|
|Average cost of a guest night, euros||39||46||32||32||28||33|
The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10 December 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.
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