Hotel numbers in Latvia increased significantly in May, statistics show
The number of non-residents, as well as residents in tourist accommodation establishments in Latvia, amounted to 165.3 thousand in May this year, marking a noticeable increase, which is 2.3 times more compared to the figures for May 2021 .
Such conclusions were drawn thanks to recent data provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics of Latvia, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
The same source shows that customers spent a total of 296,000 nights in establishments, or 2.1 times more compared to the figures for May 2021.
According to statistics provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics, in the first five months of 2022, a total of 586.8 thousand non-residents and residents were received in Latvia, which is 2.3 times more compared to the first five months from last year and a total of 32.5% more compared to the same period in the figures for 2020.
However, compared to the number of people received over the five months of 2019, before the spread of the Coronavirus and its new variants, the figures for five months of this year show that a decrease of a total of 36 has been noted. .6%.
Figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics of Latvia show that in May this year, non-residents accounted for a total of 53% or 87.6 thousand guests accommodated in tourist accommodation establishments, marking an increase of 6.4 % compared to May 2021 figures.
Also, compared to May 2021 data, the number of nights spent by non-residents in establishments marked a significant increase or 4.5 times more, according to a report by Latvian Public Broadcasting.
The majority of non-residents came from the following territories:
- Lithuania (12.6 thousand)
- Estonia (10.6 thousand)
- Germany (9.7 thousand)
- United Kingdom (6.8 thousand)
- Finland (4.1 thousand)
- United States (3.9 thousand)
- Poland (3.7 thousand)
Non-residents of the countries mentioned above who came to Latvia in May stayed in Riga (78.3%), Jūrmala (7.7%) and Liepāja (2.4%).
During the month of May this year, the number of residents accommodated in tourist accommodation establishments totaled 77,700, or 32.4% more than the figures for May 2021.
In addition, figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics of Latvia show that the number of nights spent by residents in establishments in May this year increased by 26.1% compared to the figures for the same period last year. .
According to the same source, the majority of residents stayed in Riga (24.4%), Jūrmala (11.1%), Liepāja (6.7%), Cēsis Municipality (6%), Sigulda Municipality (5, 3%), Kuldīga Municipality (3.5%) and Daugavpils (3.4%).