Tallinn’s Tourism figures for December released

The number of accommodated visitors has dropped slightly the latest figures revealed.

In December 79 900 tourists stayed in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments (-10% or 8 500 less tourists compared with December 2007.) Eighty four per cent of accommodated visitors were foreign tourists. The number fell among both; foreign and domestic tourists.

Despite a decline in December figure show that over in2008 more tourists stayed in Tallinn than in the previous year.

1 189 100 tourist stayed overnight in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments (4% more tourists compared with 2007). Altogether a total of 1 023 000 (6%) foreign visitors stayed in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments, as well as 166 000 (-5%) Estonian citizens. Nights at accommodation establishments in Tallinn stay unchanged, 2 097 000. foreigners’ nights rose by 2%, but domestic nights were down 12%. Foreigners’ nights totaled 1 812 000 and domestic nights 285 700.

Overall Sixty seven thousand and one hundred foreign tourists visited Tallinn in December 2009, compared to December the previous yearit represents a decrease of6% or 4 100 tourists. The number of domestic tourists also went down, the number of accommodated visitorsfell 26%, or 4,500 tourists, for a total of 12,800.

The total number of bed nights also fell10%. Altogether in December tourists stayed in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments for a total of 138 700 nights (-2% or -2 800 bed nights less than previous year). Foreign tourists made up a total of 118 000 of that number, a decrease 8% less bed nights, Estonian citizens stayed 25% less nights (for a total of 20 700 nights).

As in the previous months, the number of accommodated tourists from Russia has increased (8 600 Russian tourists, +25%), also the Swedish market went up (3 700 Swedes, +31%). British, Latvian, German and Norwegian tourists numbers continue to decline (-28%,-26%,-22% and -15%). The number of tourists from Finland went down -8%. The average length of stay for tourists was 1.74 nights. The figure declined among both foreigners and domestic visitors.

Seventy four per cent of accommodated tourists arrived for holidays, 24% were on a business trip (4% consisted of conference attendance) and the rest (2%) had some other reason for visiting Tallinn.

In December 412 accommodation establishments offered accommodation services for tourists; 7 200 rooms and 14 400 beds were available for tourists. Room occupancy rate was 39% and the average cost of a guest night in an accommodation establishment was 560 kroons.


Arrivals, numbers of bed-nights and length of stay in December 2008

Country of residence

Arrivals

Change 2007/2008

Number %

Bed nights

Change 2007/2008

Number %

Length of Stay

Finland

36 679

-3 260

-8

56 342

-3 367

-6

1,54

Russia

8 651

1 702

24

15 148

2178

17

1,75

Sweden

3 753

892

31

6 115

941

18

1,63

Latvia

3 107

-1 108

-26

4 977

-1 567

-24

1,60

Norway

2 427

-427

-15

5 767

-1 160

-17

2,38

United Kingdom

2 291

-868

-28

5 840

-3 100

-35

2,55

Lithuania

1 631

-312

-16

2 731

-392

-13

1,67

Germany

1 393

-392

-22

3 341

-1 402

-30

2,40

Italy

1 092

121

12

3 204

122

4

2,93

Poland

417

-21

-5

932

86

10

2,24

Spain

263

-223

-46

775

-620

-44

2,95

Total Asia

362

-12

-3

867

-237

-21

2,40

..China

106

27

34

242

-227

-48

2,28

..Japan

94

-93

-50

145

-181

-56

1,54

Domestic tourists

12 828

-4 447

-26

20 674

-6 824

-25

1,61

Total foreign tourists

67 108

-4 084

-6

118 054

-9 977

-8

1,76

Countries of residence total

79 936

-8 531

-10

138 728

-16 801

-11

1,74


Source: Statistics Estonia
More detailed data is published in the database of Statistics Estonia.

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