The number of Russian tourists in Estonia in March fell by almost half
The number of Russian tourists to Estonia fell in March by 43% compared to March 2014, the Department of Statistics of Estonia said on Monday.
This reduction, coupled with the decrease of tourists from Finland by 11% could not offset the increase in the number of visitors from the most important partner countries, including Latvia (+ 7%), Sweden (+ 18%), Germany (+ 13% ).
In general, 180 thousand tourists booked accommodation in Estonia in March 2015, which is 3% less than in March 2014. The number of foreign tourists decreased by 9%.
The average cost of an overnight stay was 33 euros, which is two euros more than a year ago.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.