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28.6.2012 | Editorial

The numbers are looking good

The numbers are looking good

The numbers are looking good

According to Statistics Estonia, 431,421 foreign tourists stayed in overnight accommodation across Estonia. That is an increase of 9.6 per cent from last year. The growth in the first quarter sets a new record for inbound tourism to Estonia, something to be proud of indeed.

What makes Estonia such popular destination? Certainly not the drizzly weather of late June! In the past year the number of direct flights to Tallinn has increased. The 2011 European Capital of Culture designation for Tallinn certainly put the city on the map, or rather reminded Europe where it was.

The ease of travelling to Estonia makes Tallinn a prefect weekend getaway. But why not stay a little longer? Obviously I don’t need to tell you that summer is a great time to visit this northern European country. The program of summer concerts and other cultural events is a great reason to visit too.

This issue is packed full of things to do. We have a guide to Tallinn’s port district. Do you enjoy nature? Why not go on a canoe trip along one of the many rivers in Estonia. Visit Põltsamaa, where Estonian fruit wine is produced. Or stay in Tallinn and dine at one of the many fabulous restaurants in town.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our summer guide for information on events and other destinations in Estonia outside of Tallinn.

Happy travels!

Kristina Lupp

1.6.2017 | Editorial

Fire-jumping and white nights

Fire-jumping and white nights

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2.5.2017 | Editorial

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

Summer in the city, and in the countryside

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3.4.2017 | Editorial

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Ah, the smell of spring in the air! Longer days, more sunshine, and the anticipation of summer being just around … Read more

2.3.2017 | Editorial

The spring spirit

The spring spirit

You might say spring is in the air, but not because of the weather, because of the upcoming events this … Read more

31.1.2017 | Editorial

Winter is in full swing

Winter is in full swing

While winter is far from over and it will still be some time before we see any signs of spring, … Read more

3.1.2017 | Editorial

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

While we haven’t been blessed with much snow over the past years, as I write this I have my fingers … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

The sights and  smells of the holidays

The sights and smells of the holidays

If there’s one consolation to the long dark nights and short gloomy days of autumn, it’s that you know Christmas … Read more

1.11.2016 | Editorial

An Estonian Christmas

An Estonian Christmas

Estonian Christmas is a mixture of traditional and modern, a combination of cultures and cuisines. The many occupations of Estonia … Read more