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Tallinn (local name: Tallinn)
Country Estonia (in BASTIS)
Inhabitants 416,772 (July 2012)
Capacity 2011 14,687 beds
Arrivals 2011 1,489,192 guests
Bednights 2011 2,770,488 bednights
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia and used to be one of the major hanseatic ports of the Eastern Baltic. Main attractions are the two Old Towns (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Kadriorg Palace.
Tourism Organisation: Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau
Wikipedia / Statistics

Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau, the official tourism organisation, says about its city:

"Like most cities with an eight-hundred-year-old past, Tallinn is a patchwork of historic areas. The city's pride and joy is without a doubt its Medieval Old Town, but equally enchanting is the Kadriorg district, a throwback to the time when Estonia was ruled by the Russian Tsars. Other areas of Tallinn are perfect for those who want to get a glimpse of Soviet-era life, or just want to spend time in the great outdoors."

In 2011, Tallinn was European Capital of Culture.


Tourism supply


In 2011, Tallinn provided 14.687 beds in 125 establishments counted by official statistics (5 beds +). This represents a vast growth during the last 20 years : In 1992, Tallinn offered only 3,100 beds in 14 establishments. However, number of beds is slightly declining since 2008.

Source: Statistics Estonia, Aug. 2012

MICE facilities

Tallinn is a member of the Estonian Convention Bureau which markets MICE facilities in Tallinn, Tartu and

Tourism demand

Overnight stays

Tallinn received 1,489,192 guests in 2011 (+16%), spending 2,770,488 nights (+22%) in the city. Almost 90% of visitors came in from abroad, with Finland representing by large the biggest incoming market (38% of all nights).

Source: Statistics Estonia, Aug. 2012

Day trips

Data on day trips are not available.

Tourism Organisation

"Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau (TCTO & CB) is the official tourist authority for City of Tallinn. TCTO & CB is one of the departments of Tallinn City Enterprise Board."

Responsibilities include:

  • Promote and market Tallinn as an internationally known tourism destination to leisure and business tourists. *Maximize the benefits of tourism for Tallinn, Tallinners and the local economy by increasing the number of business tourists, increasing the number of leisure tourists, extending the tourists length of stay in Tallinn, improving the satisfaction of the tourists visiting Tallinn.
  • Statistics, Research and Analysis
  • Tourism Infrastructure
  • Conference Tourism
  • Tallinn Card
  • Sights and Events
  • Marketing
  • Tourist Information.

General Manager is Evelin Tsirk, who holds an MBA from Vienna's WU Executive Academy. TCTO & CB has 23 employees. Tallinn is a member of European Cities Marketing and of The Hanse.

(Sources:, assessed August 07, 2012, ECM, The Hanse)