The number of tourists in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments has decreased in November 2009.
81 200 tourists, stayed in Tallinn’s accommodation establishments, of whom, 85% were foreign tourists. Tallinn received 5 300 or 6% fewer tourists compared to the same month in 2008.
The number of foreign tourists as well as domestic tourists decreased.
Sixty nine thousand one hundred foreign tourists used the services of accommodation establishments. Year-on-year the number of foreign tourists decreased 5% or 3 700 tourists. The number of accommodated domestic tourists decreased 11%, by 1 600 tourists, for a total of 12 100.
Visitors bed nights were also in decline (-7% or -9 100 nights). Altogether in November there were 129 200 bed nights, with foreign tourists taking up 111 600 and Estonian citizens 17 600. Compared with same time last year, foreign tourist bed nights have fallen by 5% and domestic tourists’ bed nights 14%.
Most tourists arrived from Finland (42 200), Russia (5 400) and Sweden (3 600). Some bright news is that the British market which has been in decline since January 2008 saw a change in fortunes and the number of British tourists rose by 12%. The number of tourists from Finland and Sweden went down less than average (-3% and -4%). Nearly a tenth (-9%) fewer tourists came to Tallinn from Russia. Compared to November 2008 there were significantly less tourists from Latvia, Germany and Norway (-14%, -19% and -20%).
Seventy one per cent of accommodated tourists came to Tallinn for holidays, 27% were on a business trip (4% of which attended conferences) and the rest (2%) had some other reason for visiting Tallinn. The average length of stay for tourists (1,59 nights) remains almost unchanged (-1%). The length of stay among domestic visitors (1,45 nights) was shorter than among foreigners (1,60 nights).
In November 418 accommodation establishments offered accommodation services for guests 7 510 rooms and 15 164 beds were available. Room occupancy rate was 39% and the average cost of a guest per night in an accommodation establishment was 511 kroons.
Tallinn Airport received a total of 99 755 passengers, which was 20% less than in November the previous year. The number of passengers passing through Tallinn Old Harbour totalled 486 677 and remains almost unchanged (-1% or -3 500 passengers) compared to November 2008.
Full statistical report of Tallinn’s tourism available here.
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