Tourism, accommodation and catering

Travelling is people’s need and way of communication. The reasons for which people travel have been the same for already thousands of years: religion and work, recreation and holiday. The elements of modern tourism could be observed already in the bathing areas in Old Egypt where the first hotels were established. Near trade roads accommodation and catering establishments were located; the vehicles of that time enabled only slow motion.

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In January, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 27

According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2019, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 208,000, which is 1% more than in January 2018. Compared to January 2018, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In 2018, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

news release no 17

According to Statistics Estonia, 3.6 million domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia in 2018, i.e. 1% more than in 2017. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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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.

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In October, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 128

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 274,000, which is 1% more than in October 2017. Compared to October of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In September fewer tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 114

According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 276,000, which is 2% fewer than in September 2017. Compared to September of the previous year, the number of both domestic and foreign tourists decreased.

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In August, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 105

According to Statistics Estonia, in August 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 448,000, which is 3% more than in August 2017. Compared to August of the previous year, the number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists stayed at the level of the previous year.

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About tourism statistics: first-time and repeat visitors to Estonia

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 3/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 25)
Jaanika Ait, Mari-Liis Perend

Foreign visitors to Estonia include almost four times more repeat visitors than first-time visitors. Most repeat visitors (91%) come to Estonia from nearby countries. Compared to first-time visitors, they make more shopping and transit trips, visit friends and relatives, but come less for holiday. First-time visitors as a group are more diverse ‒ approximately two-thirds of them arrive from countries further away.

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In July, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 95

According to Statistics Estonia, in July 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 503,000, which is 1% more than in July 2017. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments stayed at last year’s level

news release no 82

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 372,700, or as many as in June last year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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In May, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago

news release no 75

According to Statistics Estonia, in May 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 304,000, which is 2% more than in May 2017. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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