As compared to March of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has reduced by 45.1 % and comprised 96.1 thousand nights.
In March 2021, 7.3 thousand foreign visitors were hosted at tourist accommodation establishments, which is 83.7 % less than in March 2020. The number of nights spent by non-residents has reduced by 82.6 % and comprised 17.4 thousand. In turn, the number of Latvian visitors hosted, compared to March 2020, rose by 16.7 % and comprised 41 thousand. The number of nights spent by residents has grown by 4.7 % and comprised 78.7 thousand.
In the 1st quarter of 2021 the number of foreign and resident visitors in Latvian tourist accommodation establishments comprised 131.2 thousand, which is 67.2 % less than in the 1st quarter of 2020. As compared to the 1st quarter of the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors has reduced by 68 % and comprised 260.8 thousand nights. Visitors spent an average of 2 nights at tourist accommodation establishments.
Out of foreign visitors 34.1 % or 7.7 thousand came from neighbouring countries – Russia (12 %), Estonia (9.1 %), Lithuania (8.6 %) and Belarus (4.4 %).