4% more tourists stay at Estonian hotels in August

According to Statistics Estonia, 435,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in August 2017, which is 4% more than in August 2016.

In August 2017, there were 18,000 tourists more using the services of accommodation establishments of Estonia than in the same month of the previous year. The number of foreign and domestic tourists increased by 3% and 7%, respectively, compared to August 2016. Foreign tourists accounted for 60% of the total number of tourists. In August 2017, a total of 263,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. 78% of the foreign tourists came from EU countries, 8% from Russia and 5% from Asian countries. 165,000 foreign tourists, i.e. 63% of the foreign tourists who used accommodation services stayed in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. The second most popular destination was Pärnu city, accounting for 10% of all accommodated foreign tourists, followed by Tartu city, which accounted for 7% of the accommodated foreign tourists. Saare county accounted for 5% and Ida-Viru county for 3% of the foreign tourists who used accommodation services. Most (77%) of the foreign tourists were on a holiday and 17% on a business trip and the rest had some other reason for visiting Estonia -baltic-course.com informed.

40% of the customers of accommodation establishments were domestic tourists. In August 2017, the number of domestic tourists using the services of accommodation establishments was 172,000, of which 67% were on a holiday and 18% on a business trip. 21% of the accommodated domestic tourists stayed in Harju county, 13% in Pärnu county, 10% in Tartu county and 8% in both Ida-Viru county and Saare county.

In August, 1,357 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 24,000 rooms and 56,000 beds were available for tourists. 55% of the rooms and 46% of the beds were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 38 euros, i.e. the same as in August 2016. The average cost of a guest night was 46 euros in Harju county, 37 euros in Pärnu county, 32 euros in Ida-Viru county and 31 euros in both Tartu county and Saare county.

Accommodation by region, August 2017

Accommodation

Total

Northern Estonia

North-Eastern Estonia

Central Estonia

Western Estonia

Southern Estonia

Accommodation establishments

1,357

238

69

137

520

393

Rooms

23,678

8,712

1,444

1,819

6,572

5,131

Beds

56,370

19,124

3,417

4,627

16,470

12,732

Room occupancy rate, %

55

74

46

37

47

42

Bed occupancy rate, %

46

64

42

35

38

34

Tourists accommodated

435,240

208,225

23,029

28,695

99,021

76,270

Nights spent

801,927

379,139

44,481

49,486

193,346

135,475

residents of Estonia

301,741

61,492

26,604

38,633

90,187

84,825

foreign visitors

500,186

317,647

17,877

10,853

103,159

50,650

Average cost of a guest night, euros

38

46

32

22

34

26

The statistics are based on the questionnaire “Accommodation”, the submission deadline of which was 10September 2017. Statistics Estonia published the monthly summary in 19 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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