In June the number of tourists increased

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According to Statistics Estonia, 335,000 tourists or 6% more than in the same month of the previous year stayed in accommodation establishments in June. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

In June, 224,000 foreign tourists or 5% more than in June of the previous year stayed in accommodation establishments. More than half of the foreign tourists arrived from the neighbouring countries Finland, Russia and Latvia. 10% more tourists from Russia and 5% more tourists from Finland stayed in accommodation establishments than in June of the previous year. The number of tourists from Latvia remained at the previous year’s level. Compared to June 2013, there was an increase in the number of tourists from several European countries – Germany (13% more), the Lithuania (6% more), and the United Kingdom (4% more). However, the number of accommodated tourists from Sweden and Italy was smaller than in June last year. The number of tourists arriving from Asian countries continues to increase. Two-thirds of the foreign tourists who used the services of accommodation establishments stayed in the accommodation establishments of Tallinn. The second most popular destination was Pärnu city, accounting for 11% of all accommodated foreign tourists, followed by Tartu city, which accounted for 5% of the accommodated foreign tourists. 77% of the foreign tourists were on a holiday trip and 17% were on a business trip.

In June, 111,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was over 6,000 domestic tourists more than in June of the previous year. 22% of the domestic tourists using the services of accommodation establishments stayed in Harju county, 14% in Pärnu county and 9% in Ida-Viru county. 65% of the domestic tourists were on a holiday trip and a fifth were on a business trip.

In June, 1,268 accommodation establishments offered services for tourists. 22,000 rooms and 52,000 beds were available for tourists. 82 accommodation establishments with 440 rooms and 2,131 beds were added compared to June of the previous year. The room occupancy rate was 49% and the bed occupancy rate was 40%. The average cost of a guest night was 34 euros, being one euro more expensive than in June 2013. The average cost of a guest night was higher than the state average in Tallinn and in Pärnu.

Accommodation by region, June 2014
Accommodation Total Northern

Estonia

North-Eastern

Estonia

Central

Estonia

Western

Estonia

Southern

Estonia

Accommodation establishments 1 268 209 71 121 470 397
Rooms 21 982 8 247 1 580 1 544 6 047 4 564
Beds 51 995 17 810 3 587 3 881 14 919 11 798
Room occupancy rate, % 49 72 39 29 38 33
Bed occupancy rate, % 40 59 34 24 33 27
Tourists accommodated 335 485 180 097 17 480 16 467 70 792 50 649
Nights spent 619 920 315 147 36 702 27 565 146 308 94 198
residents of Estonia 196 937 41 422 20 378 18 538 55 868 60 731
foreign visitors 422 983 273 725 16 324 9 027 90 440 33 467
Average cost of a guest night, euros 34 41 28 27 30 24
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