Tourist numbers show signs of slight recovery February

According published April 14 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in February 2022 the number of foreign and resident visitors comprised 88.3 thousand, which is twice as many as in February 2021, but less by 43.4 % than before the beginning of pandemic in February 2020. 

As compared to February last year, the number of nights spent by visitors comprised 163.3 thousand, which is 91.1 % more.

In the first two months of the year, the number of foreign and resident visitors in Latvian tourist accommodation establishments comprised 167.6 thousand, which is 2 times more than in the first two months of 2021, but, compared to January and February 2020 before the pandemic, comprises only 52 %.

In February 2022 tourist accommodation establishments hosted 51.9 thousand Latvian residents, which is 39.3 % more than in February 2021. The number of nights spent by them comprised 90.3 thousand, and it rose by 32.3 %, compared to February last year.

Latvian visitors stayed mostly in Riga (31.5 %), Jūrmala (17.3 %), Liepāja (5.9 %), Sigulda municipality (5.7 %), Cēsis municipality (3.7 %) and Daugavpils (3.6 %).

In February 2022 the number of foreign visitors out of all visitors in accommodation establishments comprised 41.3 % or 36.4 thousand, which is 4.6 times more than in February 2021, however this is still 63.4 % less than in February 2020 before the beginning of pandemic. The number of nights spent by foreign visitors, compared to February last year, has grown 4.2 times and comprised 73 thousand.

The majority of foreign visitors came from Lithuania (5.6 thousand), Estonia (4.6 thousand), United Kingdom (3.5 thousand), Germany (3.2 thousand), Ukraine (2.1 thousand), Poland (2 thousand) and Russia (1.8 thousand).

Most foreign visitors stayed in Riga (84.4 %), Jūrmala (4.6 %) and Liepāja (2.4 %).

 

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