From January to April 2018 about 389,000 local and 517,000 foreign tourists lived in Estonian hotels. In comparison with the same period in 2017 the number of tourists increased by 2% and 3% respectively. The number of tourists from Russia since the beginning of the year till April 2018 reached 93 thousand, the growth is 18%.against the same period of 2017.
According to statistics, about 2 million tourists annually come to Estonia, 200 thousand of which are Russians. In April this year the number of tourists from Russia increased by 20% and amounted about 19 thousand.
Most of the tourists who came to Estonia in April are residents of Latvia, Finland and Russia, together their number is 64% or 97 thousand people of the total share of foreign tourists in Estonia. The number of tourists from Latvia and Finland declined in April by 2% and 16% respectively, but this loss is compensated by the growth of the tourist flow from Russia.
The most popular tourist destination for foreign tourists is Tallinn - in April it was visited by about 71% of foreign guests, the cities of Pärnu and Tartu chose 8% and 7% of tourists accordingly, 5% of foreigners stayed in Ida-Virumaa.