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Increase in the number of foreign tourists staying at Latvian accommodation establishments this year

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RIGA, June 22 - In the first quarter of the year, there was a nine percent increase in the number of foreign visitors staying at accommodation establishments in Latvia, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau.

In the first quarter of 2013, 197,981 foreign guests stayed at Latvian accommodations establishments, compared to 181,111 in the first quarter of last year.

Most of the foreign tourists staying in Latvia in the first quarter came from Russia - 43,671, and increase of 21 percent.

The number of Estonian visitors staying in Latvian accommodation establishments in the first quarter of the year was 32,467 (21 percent increase), but the number of Lithuanian visitors reached 21m506 (23 percent increase).

There was also a substantial increase in the number of visitors from the United States - 7,094 (50 percent increase on the first quarter of last year).
leta.lv

22-06-2013
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