Summer was successful for hotels

According to Statistics Estonia, during the three summer months of 2011, for the first time more than one million foreign and domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments of Estonia. Compared to the previous summer, 14% more tourists used the services of accommodation establishments.

In summer 2011, 705,000 foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments of Estonia. The number of foreign tourists increased in all three summer months compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. The share of foreign tourists was continually slightly over two thirds of the total number of accommodated tourists. The majority of foreign tourists arrived in Estonia for a holiday trip and only 15% were on business trip. 474,000 foreign tourists or 67% of foreign tourists using the services of accommodation establishments stayed in accommodation establishments of Tallinn. 77,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments of the summer capital Pärnu, of which three quarters came from Finland, while 4% of foreign tourists arrived from both Sweden and Russia. 40,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments of Saare county; nearly half of them were tourists from Finland, 14% from Latvia and 11% from Germany.

In the high season of tourism – in June, July and August – about 333,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 11% more than during the last summer. During the three summer months more than half of domestic tourists accommodated during the eight months of 2011 stayed in accommodation establishments. 62% of accommodated domestic tourists were on holiday and 22% on a business trip. Most favoured destinations for domestic tourists are continually Harju and Pärnu counties, but tourists also like to stay in accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru and Saare counties.

In August, 1,075 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 343,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments, a third of them were domestic tourists. 20,800 rooms and 47,700 beds were available for tourists. The room occupancy rate was 55% and the bed occupancy rate 47%. The room occupancy rate was considerably higher than the average in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn and Pärnu.

The average cost of a guest night in an accommodation establishment was 28 euros being one euro more expensive compared to August 2010.

 

Accommodation by regions, August 2011
Accommodation Total N
Estonia
N-E
Estonia
Central
Estonia
W
Estonia
S
Estonia
Accommodation establishments 1 075 200 60 103 386 326
Rooms 20 823 8 360 1 261 1 275 5 775 4 152
Beds 47 723 17 647 2 896 3 262 13 912 10 006
Room occupancy rate, % 55 73 46 39 45 39
Bed occupancy rate, % 47 65 42 33 39 32
Tourists accommodated 342 756 185 333 15 273 15 747 75 070 51 333
Nights spent 689 026 353 789 37 399 32 868 166 864 98 106
residents of Estonia 218 797 45 657 19 973 24 800 62 825 65 542
foreign visitors 470 229 308 132 17 426 8 068 104 039 32 564
Av. cost of guest night, euros 28 33 24 19 27 20

 

Source: Statistics Estonia