The tourist flow from Russia to Tallinn has increased
“The tourist flow from Russia to the Estonian capital increased by 17% in January in comparison with the same period of the last year - up to 23.9 thousand people”, - reported the press service of the Tallinn mayor’s office. Most tourists in January came to Tallinn from Finland - 32.8 thousand, an increase of 6%. Also, increased the number of tourists from Sweden and the UK. "Although the number of Russian tourists visiting Tallinn has not yet reached the pre-crisis level, it can be seen that the number of eastern neighbors has again turned in the direction of rapid growth", - said the Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Aivar Risalu. In total, 106 thousand foreign tourists stayed in hotels in Tallinn in January, which is 9% more than in the same period of the last year. Foreign tourists spent more time in hotels in Tallinn in January than they did a year ago, an average - 1.96 nights. 67% of those who spent the night in hotels indicated tourism as the purpose of their stay.
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.