According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2018, domestic and foreign tourists staying in accommodation establishments numbered 251,000, which is 3% less than in April 2017. The number of foreign tourists decreased, while the number of domestic tourists stayed at the level of the previous year. The decrease in April can partly be explained by the fact that Easter fell on March this year (last year it was in April).
151,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. 4% fewer than in April 2017. Their overnights decreased by just 1%. Compared to April of the previous year, the number of tourists arriving from Latvia and Finland decreased by 2% and 16%, respectively, while the number of tourists from Russia increased by one fifth. The number of Finnish tourists fell for the third month in succession compared to the same month of the previous year. The number of tourists arriving from Asian countries continues to increase: in April, there were 7% more tourists arriving from Asian countries than in the same month a year ago. 100,000 domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, i.e. as much as in April 2017. The number of nights spent by domestic tourists increased by 3%, which means that the duration of stay of domestic tourists in accommodation establishments increased somewhat.
During the first 4 months, both domestic and foreign tourism reached a new record, with Russia being the biggest growth market.
Detailed Excel table is available at: https://www.visitestonia.com/en/for-tourism-professional/reviews
Press release by Statistics Estonia: http://www.stat.ee/news-release-2018-065