Fans of Camping Tourism Meet in the Upper Carniola Region
A 61% increase in the overnight stays in camping sites was recorded at the end of June 2017 as compared to the same period last year. These data are reported by the Statistics Service of Slovenia. It is also noted that in June, both 2015 and 2016, about 30 thousand overnight stays were recorded, while this year their number reached 45 thousand.
Besides Bohinj, tourists flooded Bled and the surrounding area. Due to the overburdening of local camping facilities, the administrators were forced to refuse lodging to tourists who came for 1 day. According to the Head of the Camping Bled organization Nik Morič, they registered a record inflow of tourists.
“Part of the summer camp designed for a classic camping has been almost completely occupied since the second half of May. The same can be said about the Gozdne vile glamping (for couples) and a family glamping (glamour camping),” Morič says. Taking into account the statistics of bookings and the current demand, he hopes for high occupancy in September as well. At this time, Bled will host the World Rowing Championship among veterans.
From January to July 2017, they recorded 24% more overnight stays than in the same period last year. About 97% of the summer camp guests are foreigners. The majority of them come from the Netherlands (22%) and Germany (20%).
The number of guests in the summer camp Šobec (Leše) grew by 70% as compared to the same period in 2016. In the current year, approximately 27–28 thousand guests of the summer camp have made about 80 thousand overnights. According to the summer camp manager Uroš Ambrožič, weather is of major importance for the growing number of overnight stays.
Many fans of mountaineering and cycling come to Karavank. The majority of them stop at the summer camp Podljubelj. From the beginning of May 2017, it has recorded about 500 visits and about 1 thousand overnights. On average, 30–35 people stay for a night in the summer camp Podljubelj every day.