Estonian in Nice: before fireworks, a cashier said they fear a terror attack
Vacationing in Nice with family, entrepreneur Peter Priisalm wrote in social media that just before the fireworks a cashier in a local store told then that a terrorist attack was feared on the beach. Thankfully, Mr Priisalm left the location early as the kids were tired.
15.07.2016, Liis VelskerPM
Old Town suffers severe «tourist jam»
Yesterday morning, a whopping five cruise ships stood at Port of Tallinn, with a total of 8,500 plus tourists on board. Wondering whether the town would hold them all, Postimees took a look.
14.06.2016, Madis VaikmaaPM
Alcohol consumption per resident declined by 7 pct in Estonia in 2015
In Estonia 13.8 liters of absolute alcohol was consumed per adult resident in 2015, 7 percent less than in the year before, the annual overview of the Estonian Institute of Economic Research shows.
Editorial: hopes high for Tallinn's new high street
The Tallinn Main Street design contest winner hath been declared. A remarkable event as, in three years hopefully, the fresh concept will altogether alter the face and ways of Estonia's capital.
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 ReimerPM
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
Did you know that...
In 2014, Estonia was visited by 17, 303 Japanese tourists while Japan was visited by 2,861 Estonian tourists. And did you also know that...
30.10.2015, Riina LuikPM
40,000 electro fans flood Pärnu
Weekend Festival Baltic got going in Pärnu yesterday - the yearly peak for electronic dance music lovers making its Baltic debut. For the occasion, the global biggies come to town, with 40,000 fans expected to listen on the beach.
07.08.2015, Laura SinimäePM
Govt plans long and winding road to vodka shop
Yesterday, social ministry presented alcohol market report ordered from Estonian Institute of Economic Research (EKI) in 2014 underlying dominating trends, attitudes and observations in the domain of drinking.
05.08.2015, Kerli KivistuPM
Turkish hospital bill awaiting government verdict
For a family of four, and end-of-April trip to Turkey ended with father's illness and a mega hospital bill, the compensation of which hangs on decision by Estonian government.
03.08.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Earthquake claims life of one Estonian
By last night the death of one Estonian was confirmed in the Nepali earthquake. Whereabouts of four Estonian citizens in Nepal were not known. At the moment, foreign ministry is aware of 30 Estonian citizens currently in Nepal. Regarding 25 of them the ministry has been confirmed that their lives have been spared.
Russian tourists not canceling bookings in Estonia yet
The decline of the rouble has not made Russian tourists massively cancel their bookings in Estonian hotels for the New Year holiday but new sales have been affected, spokespeople at several Tallinn hotels told BNS.
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
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.
Blanket ban a cold shower for Estonian producers
Yesterday morning, as requested by president Vladimir Putin, Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev imposed import ban on Western beef, pork, fruits and vegetables, poultry, fish, milk and milk products.
08.08.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Beer market upheld by tourists
Estonia’s beer market has stayed stable ever since the pre-boom times. This, however, is only thanks to tourists who haul ale home in increasing quantities and drink more while here.
17.07.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
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.
Russia visited mainly to fetch food
Gone are the days when the eager ones in Narva did multiple daily walks across the border hauling home vodka and cigarettes, to do business in native Estonia. Now, it’s «just for me» that they fetch stuff from there. Meanwhile, goods increasingly flow from Estonia to Russia.
16.06.2014, Sirje NiitraPM
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.
Tourists illegally taken to Northern Cyprus
In case of accidents, Estonian tourists in Northern Cyprus will be unprotected and without consular assistance.
09.04.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
Hundreds of Estonians drawn to dangerous Egypt
On Wednesday, tour operator GoAdventure confirmed it is cancelling trips to Egypt starting April 6th. Before deadline, the company will still manage to send a planeload of tourists into the danger zone.
04.04.2014, Tiina KaukverePM
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.
Editorial: the untold and untapped treasures of tourism
Holidays and the change of year mean impressive amounts of tourists in our midst, helped along by extra trains and additional buses. This is reason to rejoice for local tourism companies and all who have laboured to make Estonia known. Recent articles in international media praising Estonia as the Undiscovered Pearl of Europe and a wondersome spot to spend Christmas/New Year surely helped a lot.
Editorial: excellent idea aimed amiss
Last week-end saw removal from Internet of Matryoshka-ads by Enterprise Estonia, supposedly showing the country off as a wonderful tourism destination for people from Russia. Reason for removal was displeasure at the ad, in which viewers failed to see advancement for Estonian tourism – nor an acceptable attitude towards inhabitants of Russia. And rightly so: the way the wooden dolls were treated, in the ads, revealed no respect of another culture; nor did it leave viewers with the impression of us having much to offer... except for xenophobia.
Russians baffled by Enterprise Estonia campaign
Matryoshka-campaign costing €28,000 and aimed at Russian tourists has stirred emotions – by now, the video-clips are therefore deleted.
26.11.2013, Viktoria KorpanPM
Old Town human hunting: teens ambush lonely tourists, drunks
June will see release from prison of three youths who, last summer, organised a bona fide night time human hunt on drunken tourists and lonely strollers in Tallinn Old Town – the victims ambushed, attacked, beaten and robbed of valuables.
28.05.2013, Risto Berendson