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Number of guests hosted by Latvian tourist accommodation establishments up 11.9%

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2.58 million visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2017, which is 11.9 % more than during 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 12.1 %, reaching 4.95 million in 2017.

The average length of stay comprised 1.9 nights.
 

Over the course of 2017, 1.78 million foreign visitors were hosted, which is 13.0 % more than previous year, whereas the number of nights spent by them increased by 11.9 %, reaching 3.41 million. In 2017, 798.4 thousand Latvian residents were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments, which is 9.4 % more than in 2016, whereas the number of nights spent increased by 12.6 %, constituting 1.54 million, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
 

The majority of foreign visitors came from Russia (241.4 thousand), Germany (207.8 thousand), Lithuania (181.3 thousand), Estonia (161.2 thousand), Finland (114.9 thousand) and the United Kingdom (95.4 thousand).
 

In 2017, significant increase was observed in the number of visitors coming from Canada (4.9 times), Israel (41.8 %), Denmark (16.6 %), Austria (15.7 %), Russia and France (15.6 %).
 

Out of the total number of foreign visitors, 34.9 % or 620.6 thousand came from the neighbouring countries of Latvia – Russia (13.6 %), Lithuania (10.2 %), Estonia (9.1 %) and Belarus (2.1 %).
 

Out of all foreign visitors, majority (78.2 %) stayed in Riga, 7.8 % – in Jūrmala, 1.7 % – in Sigulda County, 1.6 % – in Liepāja, 1.3 % – in Ventspils and Daugavpils. Latvian residents stayed mostly in Riga (24.0 % of visitors), Jūrmala (8.9 %), Liepāja (7.7 %), Daugavpils (4.0 %) and Ventspils (3.1 %).
 

Over Q4 2017, 521.7 thousand visitors were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments – 12.8 % more than during Q4 the previous year. Visitors spent 991.7 thousand nights which, compared to the same period of the previous year, is increase of 9.9 %. The number of foreign visitors rose by 14.2 %, amounting to 360.5 thousand.

BNN

15-02-2018
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