Estonia sees British tourism slump

  • 2009-11-26
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN - The northernmost Baltic state of Estonia has seen a sharp drop in the number of tourists from the UK in the second quarter, the UK statistics office said.

Tourism from the UK to Estonia dropped by nearly 70 percent year on year., bbn reported. In the first quarter the number of tourists was 56 percent smaller year on year.

Latvia has also seen a drop in the number of tourists from the UK, though not as drastically as in Estonia. The country saw 11 percent fewer visitors in the second quarter.

Lithuania, which hosts this year's European Capital of Culture, registered a 30 percent increase in the number of tourists over the same time period.