Key indicator

Hotels and other tourist accommodation establishments: visitors and nights spent

In 2018, 2.81 million visitors were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments of Latvia – 9.0 % more than the year before. Compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has grown by 8.4 % reaching 5.37 million. Visitors spent an average of 2 nights at tourist accommodation establishments.

In 2018, the number of Latvian residents in accommodation establishments comprised 883.4 thousand, which is 10.7 % more than in 2017, but the number of overnight stays has grown by 5.3 % reaching 1.63 million. Out of the total number of Latvian residents, 26.3 % stayed in Riga, 9.2 % – in Jūrmala, 7.4 % – in Liepāja, 4.2 % – in Daugavpils, 2.7 % – in Ventspils and 2.6 % – in Sigulda municipality.

In 2018, 1.93 million foreign visitors stayed at tourist accommodation establishments, which is 8.2 % more than in 2017, whereas the number of nights spent increased by 9.9 %, reaching 3.74 million. Out of the total number of foreign visitors, 77.1 % stayed in Riga, 8.5 % – in Jūrmala, 1.8 % – in Liepāja, 1.6 % – in Sigulda municipality and 1.4 % – in Daugavpils.

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