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11-11-2010, 05:52 PM
Tourist Numbers Increase by 11% (http://news.err.ee/economy/3bec6062-8728-4744-8726-feb9dda3cb89)

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In the first nine months of this year, 1.9 million foreign and domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Estonia, an 11 percent increase since last year, according to Statistics Estonia.

This year, tourist numbers were also 7 percent higher than in 2008, which was the best year in hotel business this decade.

Fifty-three percent of foreign tourists arrived from Finland, followed by Russia and Germany.

In September, 880 accommodation establishments were available for tourists. The room occupancy rate was 40 percent and the average cost of a guest night was 29 euros - 3 percent less than in September of the previous year.