Key indicator

Hotels and other tourist accommodation establishments: visitors and nights spent

In 2017, the number of visitors in Latvian tourist accommodation establishments accounted for 2.58 million, which is an increase of 11.9 % as compared to 2016. Compared to the previous year, the number of visitors staying overnight grew by 12.1 % reaching 4.95 million. Average length of visitors in accommodation establishments comprised 1.9 nights.

 

In 2017, number of foreign visitors accounted for 1.78 million, which is 13.0 % more than last year, but the number of nights spent by foreign visitors increased by 11.9 %, reaching 3.41 million. In 2017 the number of Latvian residents in accommodation establishments comprised 798.4 thousand, which is 9.4 % more than in 2016, but the number of overnight stays grew by 12.6 % reaching 1.54 million.

The majority of foreign visitors came from Russia (241.4 thousand), Germany (207.8 thousand), Lithuania (181.3 thousand), Estonia (161.2 thousand), Finland (114.9 thousand) and the United Kingdom (95.4 thousand).

Last year the number of visitors from Canada (4.9 times), Israel (41.8 %), Denmark (16.6 %), Austria (15.7 %), Russia and France (15.6 %) has increased significantly.

Out of all foreign visitors 34.9 % or 620.6 thousand were from the neighbouring countries – Russia (13.6 %), Lithuania (10.2 %), Estonia (9.1 %) and Belarus (2.1 %).

The largest number of foreign visitors stayed in Riga 78.2 %, Jūrmala – 7.8 %, Sigulda county – 1.7 %, Liepāja – 1.6 %, Ventspils and Daugavpils – 1.3 %. Most popular places of Latvian residents were Riga, where 24.0 % of visitors stayed, Jūrmala – 8.9 %, Liepāja – 7.7 %, Daugavpils – 4.0 %, Ventspils – 3.1 %.

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