Estonians introduced to terrorism travel insurance
Alerted by the increase of terrorist attacks in the West, a couple of Estonian insurance companies have added the costs related to risk factor to their basic packages.
25.07.2016, Hanneli RudiPM
Tallinn to increasingly speak Russian (1)
In 2000–2011, largest numbers of Estonians in Tallinn moved to Pelgulinn, Kalamaja and Pääsküla. Regarding Russians, they were most inclined to go live in Laagna, Mustakivi and Väike-Õismäe city districts. Among the suburbs, Estonians overwhelmingly looked towards Viimsi while Russians resettled in Maardu. Among those who left Tallinn, Estonians spread all over Estonia and Russians firstly chose East-Viru County, industrial towns and Tartu.
11.07.2016, Riin AljasPM
Small firms fighting an EU norm
Accommodation establishments in rural areas are indignant – at end of last year, Health Board begun to demand that pursuant to a new EU directive they must do a thorough water analysis once every decade costing a thousand euros.
06.07.2016, Tiina KaukverePM
NATO Force Integration Unit gets own house
Established a year ago and thus far operating in a section of the Defence Forces headquarters, the 41-member NATO Force Integration Unit today receives a building of its own. As proven by the recent Trident Juncture 2016 exercises, Estonia is now in full readiness to receive NATO Response Force as urgency arises.
13.06.2016, Oliver KundPM
Small towns in race for ferry link to Kotka
As international passengers grow exceedingly numerous, businessmen Tiit Vähi in Sillamäe and Einar Vallbaum in Kunda are in earnest competition for ship line to Kotka, a coastal city in Finland.
09.05.2016, Andres Reimer, RiiaPM
EU directive to hit tiny tourism firms hard
Fresh EU directive will make life harder for smaller tourism firms required to provide full insurance of services. Should a tourist run into trouble during his travel such as airline filing bankruptcy, travel agent pays back full money. For large companies (such as Estravel) the requirement has always applied; however, it will now be extended to the smaller firms providing two services – accommodation and entertainment.
27.04.2016, Johanna VahuriPM
Estonia to regulate Uber and Taxify ride-sharers
This week, Riigikogu deliberates a bill to regulate the ride-sharing service in use in Estonia for nearly a year (Uber, Taxify, Hopp and Wisemile) by imposing rules of agreed transport.
15.02.2016, Aivar PauPM
Estonia allots €40m to house allies
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said the government is allotting a total of €40m in 2015–2019 for the accommodation of allied troops. In this year alone, the state intends to invest €10.1m.
Estonian Lutheran church offering refugee accommodation in six municipalities
The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK) is offering the government housing for refugees in six municipalities, it appears from the updated refugee relocation action plan.
A ministry and its lone half-time crisis manager
Addressing the social ministry regarding refugees, journalists have but one person to address. That'll be Triin Raag, a local governments specialist at social department. In this situation of crisis, one lady is loaded with arrangement of housing and support. What's more, she's officially employed just half-time. Come New Year, Estonia will be receiving some 200 «batch one» refugees. To this, add 373 latest Juncker-quota people.
11.09.2015, Tiina KaukverePM
Local leaders want no refugees
In August, social protection minister Margus Tsahkna asked parish and city elders if they'd be ready to receive and house refugees. With a few exceptions, the answer is «no».
09.09.2015, Nils NiitraPM
Number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to critically low level
The statistics of the past few months show that the number of Russian tourists visiting Estonia has fallen to a critically low level where there is no more room to fall, Verni Loodmaa, board chairman of the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association, told BNS.
Finnish MEP Paavo Vayrynen buys hotel in Estonia's Parnu
Paavo Vayrynen, member of the European Parliament from Finland, has bought a small hotel in the southwestern Estonian sea resort Parnu, STT news agency reported.
Refugee reception in precautious preliminary preparation
While local leaders listen rather placidly to soothing talks by ministers responsible to receive the migrants, Vao asylum seekers center chief harbors painful memories from recent meeting in South Estonia.
23.07.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Number of accommodated tourists drops 2 pct y-o-y in August
In August 379,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments, 2 percent fewer than in the same month of the previous year, Statistics Estonia reports.
Heyday for hotels
State visit by US President Barack Obama brought benefits to hotels of Tallinn but spelled loss for shops and cafes in the «closed zone».
05.09.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Govt counts money for public pay rise
A testing stone for the coalition, at its initial joint talks about next year budget today, will be allocation of public servant wage rises.
02.09.2014, Tuuli KochPM
In June the number of tourists increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 335,000 tourists or 6% more than in the same month of the previous year stayed in accommodation establishments in June. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.
In May more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments
According to Statistics Estonia, 274,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in May. There were 2% more foreign tourists and 9% more domestic tourists than in the same month of the previous year.
Number of tourists using the services of accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, more than 200,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in April 2014. The number of foreign tourists increased by 11% and that of domestic tourists by 5% compared to April of the previous year.
The number of tourists remained at the previous year’s level
According to Statistics Estonia, 194,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in March 2014. The number of foreign tourists remained at the level of the previous year and there were 1% fewer domestic tourists.
In February, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, 178,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in February 2014, which was 11% more than in February of the previous year.
Rejecting the sewing machine, Estonians embrace computers
In 2004, Estonia joined the European Union. Boosted by EU aid, our economic indicators started to even up with these of wealthy states. Over the ten years, a lot has changed in the Estonian life. What, then, has been the impact on economic structure? As attested by Statistical Office labour force studies: though more and more Estonians move from workbenches to office tables, the major employing sectors of economy remain the same.
27.03.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
The number of foreign tourists in accommodation establishments increased
According to Statistics Estonia, 169,000 tourists used the services of accommodation establishments in January 2014. Compared to January of the previous year, the number of foreign tourists increased and the number of domestic tourists decreased.
In April more domestic tourists and fewer foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments
According to Statistics Estonia, in April 2013, 192,000 foreign and domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 6% less than in the same month of the previous year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.
Number of rooms in Estonian accommodation facilities grows 1.6 pct on year
The total number of rooms in the accommodation establishments of Estonia was 22,106 last year, marking an increase by 1.6 percent over 2011, Statistics Estonia said on Tuesday.
At the beginning of the year compared to the previous year, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2013, over half a million foreign and domestic tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which was 5% more than in the same period of the previous year. The number of both foreign and domestic tourists increased.
In February more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2013, 160,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia, which was 5% more than in February 2012. The number of domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists increased.
In January more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in January 2013, 163,000 tourists stayed in the accommodation establishments of Estonia, which was 6% more than in January a year earlier. One third more tourists came from Russia than from Finland.