In July 2020, 298.9 thousand people were served in Latvian tourist accommodation. foreign and domestic visitors, which is by 25.3% less than in July 2019, according to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Guests spent 545 thousand in tourist accommodation. nights, which is 30.5% less than in July last year.
With the end of the emergency situation on June 10 and the resumption of operations of a large number of tourist accommodation establishments, the number of guests continued to increase rapidly in July – compared to June, it has more than doubled, informs the CSB Communication Department.
In July 2020, compared to July of the previous year, the number of Latvians served in tourist accommodation has increased by 1.9%, reaching 133.1 thousand. The number of nights spent by local residents was 236 thousand, 4.9% less.
In July 2020, 165.9 thousand were serviced. foreign guests, which is by 38.5% less than in July 2019. The number of nights spent was 309 thousand. – a decrease of 42.4%. However, compared to July last year, the number of guests from Lithuania (by 67.7%), Estonia (by 65.1%) and Finland (by 44%) has significantly increased, according to the CSB data.
In July, 96.8% of respondents submitted a report on the operation of tourist accommodation, of which 5.5% of respondents (3% in July 2019) answered that they did not carry out the activity, citing downtime, home improvement works or repairs as the reason.