Data on tourism companies are used to identify the number of tourism companies and to analyse detailed information on the served Latvian and foreign guests in travel agencies and by tour operators in Latvia.

Information about activity of tourism companies is collected once a year and for the entire year together. It includes indicators on the number of incoming and outgoing tourists in breakdown by country and number of days spent in Latvia.


Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia (since September 2009 no longer belongs to the CIS), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (associate member), Ukraine (associate member), Uzbekistan.

EU-15 – 15 member states of European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom.

EU-25 – EU-15 and Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia after EU enlargement on 1 May 2004.

EU-27 – EU-25 and Romania and Bulgaria after EU enlargement on 1 January 2007.

EU-28 – EU-27 and Croatia after enlargement of the EU on 1 July 2013.

Number of residents and non-residents served who travelled within Latvia or abroad, as well as foreign tourists who used services of Latvian travel agencies and of tourism operators.

Tourism enterprise (business) mainly engaged in organisation and arrangement of trips, which are sold with the help of travel agencies or which are sold directly by tour operators.

Trips may include all these services or only some of them: transportation, accommodation, catering and visits to museums, historic or cultural sites, theatres, musical or sports events.

Activities of persons travelling to main destination outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for business, leisure or other personal purpose, without purpose to be employed at the place of stay by local entrepreneur.

Tourism enterprise (business) engaged mainly in wholesale or retail trade of trips, tourism, transportation and accommodation services.

Data availability

Dissemination formats and Release calendar

Annual data on the results of activities of tourism companies are published in April. Tourism annual data»


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.

Data on tourism also are published in the monthly bulletins and the statistical yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks and monthly bulletins are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".


Data are collected and published using:

  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU);
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2);
  • Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions (ISO 3166).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are acquired by means of a full-scope survey and collected from CSB statistical report form 1-tourism "Report on activities of tourism companies".

Statistical population

Enterprises providing travel agency and tour operator services are surveyed.

Data revision

The data published are final and are not revised.


Comparability over time

Data on activities of tourism companies are available since 1997.

International comparability


Information on tourism in the EU and in each country separately is available on the homepage of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

Main data tables:



World Tourism Organization


Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Edīte Miezīte 67366810 daļas vadītājs

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Latvian hotels and other accommodation establishments

Rural tourism establishments

Explanation of symbols


Magnitude zero


Less than half of the unit employed


Data not available or too uncertain for presentation


Figure not applicable because column heading and stub line make entry impossible, absurd or meaningless


Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers


Magnitude zero