NEW: Total figures for the destination BSR
For the year 2011 the official tourism statistics (Source: Eurostat) show a total of 72 million tourism arrivals in the Baltic Sea Region. In the past decade since 2002 this figure grew by 33%. These 72 million tourists accounted for a total of 190 million overnight stays in 2011. Since 2002 this figure grew by 20%. On the supply side there are almost 20.000 tourism establishments (up 5% since 2002) with 2.5 million beds (up 8% since 2002.
In 2011, the total contribution of tourism to the GDP of the BSR was EUR 267 billion (Source: WTTC; exchange rates of Oct. 2012). Within the BSR countries, the share of total contribution of tourism to the GDP differs between 13% in Estonia and 4% in Lithuania. The total number of jobs in tourism in the BSR is 7.8 million. This represents between 12% of the workforce in Estonia and 4% in Lithuania.
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