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Number of nights spent at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments rose by 12.7% in January-November 2023

In the first 11 months of last year, the number of guest nights at Latvia’s tourist accommodation establishments grew by 12.7 percent against the same period a year ago to 4.081 million guest nights, according to the data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB).

The number of non-resident guest nights increased by 22.2 percent year-on-year to 2.403 million nights, and resident guest nights rose by 1.4 percent to 1.578 million.

Overall, the Latvian tourist accommodation establishments received 2.269 guests in the first 11 months of this year, an increase of 12.1 percent against the first 11 months of last year, with the number of non-resident guests growing 22.3 percent to 1.294 million people and the number of resident guests rising 0.9 percent to 974,200 people.

Compared to the corresponding period before the pandemic – the first 11 months of 2019 – the number of guests at the Latvian tourist accommodation establishments was 14.9 percent lower in January-November 2023, while the number of guest nights was 20.6 percent below the figure recorded in the 11-month period in 2019.

In November 2023, guest nights at the Latvian tourist accommodation establishments rose by 6.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 259,300, with the nights spent by non-resident guests rising 11 percent to 151,300 and the nights spent by resident guests growing 1 percent to 108,000.

The non-resident guests’ average length of stay at the Latvian tourist accommodation establishments was 1.7 nights in November.

In November 2023, the Latvian tourist accommodation establishments received 155,800 guests, up 14.4 percent from November 2022, as the number of non-resident guests grew 19.7 percent to 89,500 and the number of resident guests rising 7.8 percent to 66,300.

The greatest number of non-resident travelers came from Lithuania (16,800), Estonia (10,900), the UK (6,100), Germany (5,900), Finland (4,300), Poland (4,100), Sweden and Ukraine (3,200), and the US (3,100).

Most non-residents were hosted in Riga – 82 percent, Jurmala – 5.9 percent, Marupe municipality – 3.4 percent, Liepaja – 1.6 percent, Daugavpils – 1.5 percent.

Latvian visitors stayed mainly in Riga (32.9 percent), Jurmala (14.4 percent), Liepaja (6.7 percent), Daugavpils (5.5 percent), Sigulda municipality (4.4 percent), Cesis municipality (3.6 percent), Valmiera municipality (2.9 percent).

Source: BNS

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