Ljubljana Is Experiencing an Unprecedented Tourism Boom
The capital of Slovenia has recorded an unprecedented inflow of tourists. Over the first five months of this year, about 339,000 people visited Ljubljana, which is by 12.4% more than in the same period last year. This was stated by Petra Stušek, the Head of the local tour operator Turizem Ljubljana. According to her, this April, more than 386 thousand tourists visited Slovenia and made almost 1 million overnights.
An average tourist spends 150 euros a day in the city, a VIP-tourist spends up to 700 euros a day. VIP-tourists mainly include sportsmen, businessmen and participants of international events. With regard to the classification of tourists by geography, Ljubljana was predominantly attended by representatives of Italy, Germany, Britain and the United States.
According to experts, the current tourist season in Ljubljana promises to exceed the most daring expectations. The record attendance of the city by tourists has already reflected in the growth in prices for short-term rental of real estate. The pries grew by 5–10% over the past year.