Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments in the 1st quarter of 2010

25.05.2010

In comparison with the 1st quarter of 2009, number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments¹ in the 1st quarter of 2010 decreased by 0.3% and comprised 191.0 thsd people, according to Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Of all visitors 36% were Latvian residents and 64% - foreign visitors. Number of foreign visitors has increased by 4%. Mostly the number of tourists from Russia has increased – by 47%, and from Norway – by 40%.

The highest share of the foreign tourists stayed in Riga – 82% and Jurmala – 8%. In its turn, the Latvian residents stayed in Riga – 30%, Jurmala – 12%, Liepaja – 9% and Ventspils – 6%.

At the end of the 1st quarter 14.9 thsd rooms and 33.6 thsd beds were available in accommodation establishments.

Hotel use indicators (in per cent)

 

2009

2010

January

February

March

January

February

March

Bed occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

19.7

19.9

19.2

17.6

19.3

19.6

Riga

25.1

25.9

25.6

22.7

24.6

24.5

Room occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

21.7

21.8

21.8

20.6

22.5

24.6

Riga

26.7

26.9

27.7

25.7

27.9

30.5

 

 Foreign visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in breakdown by countries
 


 

Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics section
Edīte Miezīte
Tel.7366826

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¹ Every month CSB carries out survey on hotels and other accommodation establishments which compiles information on Latvian accommodation establishments, excluding State specialized sanatoriums and convalescent homes, which provide health care services for State. The survey includes hotels with at least 4 rooms and other collective accommodation establishments with at least 5 rooms.