Trips of Latvian residents made in Latvia and abroad
Any natural person travelling outside one's usual environment. Depending on the length of stay, there are same-day visitors – travellers who do not stay overnight outside their usual place of residence in public or private accommodation establishment, and overnight visitors – travellers.
Recreational trip – trip outside the usual environment, main aim of which is spending weekend, holidays or vacation, visiting summer cottage or garden house, participating in excursion, attending theatre, SPA health resort without doctor's order, etc.
Visits to friends and relatives – trips with the aim to visit one’s relatives and friends.
Business trip – trip with the purpose of gaining new knowledge and experience, conclusion of deals or execution of official duties, participation in congresses, seminars, exhibitions, fairs, presentation of lectures and participation in government missions.
Other personal purpose - shopping, going to medical treatment or other institutions, attending courses and training, volunteering, pilgrimage and other personal trips.
Transit trip – a journey, during which a traveller stays in a certain country for less than 24 hours, because he/she is crossing it on the way to another country, which is the destination of the trip.
Total expenditure of travellers
Total expenditure includes consumer goods and services bought during the trip and before the trip: transport, accommodation and catering services, visas, insurance, admission tickets to cultural, sports and entertainment events, personal purchases, e.g., food, clothing, souvenirs, valuables (for oneself and for presents), hardware, camera and other trip-related expenditure.
Total expenditure includes:
- personal expenditure;
- expenditure paid by third party, e.g., ticket, transport paid by friends and relatives, fuel paid by the employer, daily allowance and other expenditure if their value is known.
Total expenditure excludes:
- purchase of real estate;
- purchase of goods for resale;
- donations to charitable organizations (including money that is given to relatives, friends);
- expenditure related to real estate improvement and repair.