More tourists staying in Estonia in Q110.05.2012, 10:47
According to Statistics Estonia, 488,000 tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments in the first quarter.
The figure incldued 288,000 foreign tourists which was 11% more than in the same period last year.
Three quarters of foreign tourists arrived from the neighbouring countries Finland, Russia, Latvia and Sweden. 116,000 tourists from Finland or 40% of the total number of foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments.
71,000 tourists from Russia stayed in accommodation establishments. The number of tourists from Russia increased by 36% compared to the same period last year.
More than half of them were in Estonia in January to celebrate New Year.
18,000 tourists from Latvia stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 29% more than in the first three months of the previous year.
4% of the total number of foreign tourists using the services of accommodation establishments arrived from Sweden, nearly 400 tourists more than in the 1st quarter of 2011.