Getting tourists to spend the night

  • 2003-09-11
  • Tarmo Sumberg
The fact that the tourism sector is vital for Estonia's economy is clear.Annual revenues from tourism amount to 12 billion kroons (770 millioneuros), and the state receives around 5 billion kroons in taxes from thesector. But do these figures give reason for satisfaction, or are therestill unused opportunities to increase revenues?I believe that if the state wishes to increase state revenues and wages andcreate more jobs, then now is time to be more aggressive and more skillfulin reaching out for the wallets of foreign tourists.This summer it seemed that every second person walking on the s...
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