Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments in the 3rd quarter of 2011

25.11.2011

In comparison with the 3rd quarter of 2010, the number of visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments1 in the 3rd quarter of 2011 has increased by 11.6% and comprised 594.3 thousand people, according to the data of Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Of which 68% were foreign tourists and 32% - residents of Latvia. The number of foreign visitors has grown by 11.7%, but the number of Latvian visitors - by 11.5%.

The total number of overnight stays in the 3rd quarter of 2011 has reached 1.2 million, and it is 11.1% more than in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

The highest share of the foreign tourists stayed in Riga – 70%, in Jūrmala – 8% and in Ventspils – 7%. The highest share of the Latvian travellers stayed in Riga – 19%, Ventspils – 8%, Liepāja – 8%, and Jūrmala – 4%.

At the end of the 3rd quarter 15.7 thousand rooms and 35.7 thousand bed places were available in the accommodation establishments.

The highest room occupancy rate in Riga hotels was observed in August – 66.8%. But the room occupancy rate in several four-star and five-star hotels of Riga in August reached even 95%.

Hotel use indicators (in per cent)

 

 2010

 2011

July

August

September

July

August

September

Room occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

48.0

48.6

40.4

55.8

55.9

41.9

Riga

56.3

57.7

49.5

64.6

66.8

52.9

Bed occupancy rate (%)

Latvia

44.4

43.5

32.7

53.0

50.1

35.5

Riga

52.0

51.5

39.6

62.1

59.9

45.7

 

Foreign visitors in hotels and other accommodation establishments in breakdown by countries
3rd quarter of 20103rd quarter of 2011
 
 
Prepared by Transport and Tourism Statistics section
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1 Every month CSB carries out a survey on hotels and other accommodation establishments that 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.