DEFINITIONS

Domestic visitor — a resident of Estonia who travels within Estonia and visits places outside his/her usual environment.

Foreign or international visitor — a non-resident of Estonia who travels within Estonia and visits places outside his/her usual environment.

Inbound tourism — activities of non-residents of Estonia travelling to and staying in Estonia and outside their usual environment.

Outbound tourism — activities of the residents of Estonia travelling to and staying in places outside the country and outside their usual environment.

Same-day visitor — a person who visits places outside his/her usual environment and does not spend the night in the place visited.

Tourism — activities of persons travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than 12 consecutive months for leisure, business or other purposes.

Tourist or overnight-visitor — a person who visits places outside his/her usual environment and stays at least one night in a collective or private accommodation in the place visited, except for nights spent on a ship at the port of the country of destination.

Travel agency and tour operator — the enterprise as a legal person, whose main activity is defined by the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2003) as services of travel agencies and tour operators or who have been entered in the Register of Economic Activities in the areas of tourism activity.

Visitor — a person travelling to a place other than that of his/her usual environment for less than 12 months and whose main purpose of visit is other than exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.

The usual environment — an area in the close vicinity of a person’s home and place of work or study, or other places visited at least once a week on a routine basis, such as churches, shops and clinics. Summer homes are excluded from the usual environment if they are not visited at least once a week.

METHODOLOGY

In tourism statistics, the population of enterprises includes enterprises whose main activity as defined by the Estonian Classification of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2003) is:

633 — services of travel agencies and tour operators or which have been entered into the Register of Economic Activities by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications as tour operators and travel agencies.

Travel agencies and tour operators are completely enumerated.

CONTACT PERSON

Helga Laurmaa
Enterprise Statistics Department
Tel +372 625 9261
helga.laurmaa@stat.ee

Updated: 16.12.2008