Statistics: Domestic tourism helps Estonian accommodation establishments

Traveler. Source: Siim Lõvi /ERR

According to Statistics Estonia (Statistikaamet), 121,000 domestic tourists, plus 42,000 foreign tourists, stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in June. Compared with June 2019, the number of tourists dropped by 60 percent, but the figure was still higher than in the last few months.

Helga Laurmaa, analyst at Statistics Estonia, said the number of tourists in accommodation establishments started to increase gradually in June.

She said: "Compared to the previous months, domestic tourism is recovering faster, but open borders with several countries contributed also to the number of foreign tourists. In June, 42,000 foreign tourists stayed in our accommodation establishments, which is still 84 percent less than in June last year."

The total number of nights spent in June was 301,000.

Most foreign tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments came from neighbouring countries: 48 percent from Finland, 25 percent from Latvia and 9 percent from Lithuania.

Three quarters of foreign tourists came to Estonia for holiday, 19 percent came on business and the rest had some other reason for visiting. Foreign tourists spent 83,000 nights in Estonia, which is 83 percent less than in June 2019.

Of foreign tourists, 54 percent stayed in the accommodation establishments of Harju county, 22 percent in Pärnu County and 7 percent in Tartu and Saare counties each.

Accommodation establishments served 121,000 domestic tourists, whose nights spent totalled 218,000. Compared to June 2019, the number of domestic tourists decreased by a fifth and their nights spent by 17 percent.

Of the domestic tourists, 74 percent were on vacation and 13 percent were on a business trip. The largest share, i.e. 23 percent, of domestic tourists stayed in Pärnu county, 15 percent stayed in Harju County, 14 percent in Ida-Viru County and 9 percent in Tartu County.

In June, 1,198 accommodation establishments were available for tourists. The average cost of a guest night was €30. Compared to June 2019, the cost was significantly lower. In Tartu County, the average cost of a guest night was €40, in Harju County it was €35, €31 in Pärnu County and €29 in Ida-Viru County.

Accomodated domestic and foreign tourists for June 2020. Source: Statistics Estonia (Statistikaamet)


More detailed data can be accessed in Statistics Estonia's statistical database.


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