The larger hotels of Tallinn hope to post sales records in summer 2012, while some hotels have increased their prices by around 10% in a year, LETA/Postimees writes.
"While we thought in 2010, when the average occupancy rate of July was 95%, that it would be hard to increase that percentage, then last year the July average was 97.3% and now it seems that this record will also be broken this year," Viru Hotel communications manager Peep Ehasalu said.
The newspaper received a lot of similar answers when it asked from managers of hotels in Tallinn about forecast of the coming months. For example hotel Olümpia sales manager Vitali Makejev said that already they have 15-20 days this summer when the hotel's occupancy rate is above 90%.
The events planned in Tallinn for this summer also help hotels to achieve higher occupancy rates, the most popular of them being concerts of Lady Gaga and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Hotel Park Inn manager Kaido Ojaperv said that this summer for example the 43rd international physics Olympiad takes place in Estonia, with nearly 1,000 participants and in July the Tallinn Cup 2012 takes place.
Tourists have to take into account though that the hotels in Tallinn ask by 10-15% higher prices this year as compared to last year.