14 pct more hotel visitors than in April 2016

According to Statistics Estonia, 257,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in April 2017, which was 14% more than in April 2016.

157,000 foreign tourists and 100,000 domestic tourists used the services of accommodation establishments; their numbers increased 12% and 16%, respectively, compared to April of the previous year. 67% of the foreign tourists who used accommodation services came from the neighbouring countries – 77,000 tourists came from Finland, 16,000 from Russia and 13,000 from Latvia. Compared to April 2016, the number of tourists from neighbouring countries increased 12%. There was also an increase in the number of tourists arriving from several European countries – from Sweden, Germany and Lithuania. 15% more tourists arrived from Asian countries. 44,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments located outside of Tallinn, including nearly a third of them in Pärnu and a quarter in Tartu. 4% of the foreign tourists who used accommodation services stayed in the accommodation establishments of Ida-Viru county and 2% in those of Saare county.

39% of the customers of accommodation establishments were domestic tourists. 62% of them were on a holiday and 26% on a business trip. 30% of the domestic tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 15% in Pärnu county and 16% in Tartu county. In most counties, the number of domestic tourists staying in accommodation establishments increased compared to April 2016.

In April, 972 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 20,000 rooms and 45,000 beds were available for tourists. 45% of the rooms and 35% of the beds were occupied. The average cost of a guest night was 37 euros, i.e. three euros more than in the same month of the previous year. The average cost of a guest night was 43 euros in Harju county, 35 euros in Tartu county and 30 euros in Pärnu county.

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