Russian Tourists Return to Slovenian Resorts
In July, the Slovenian resorts broke all records.
Celje. “In the midst of the holiday season, we beat records,” the Association of Slovenian Spas and Resorts (SSNZ) states. In July this year, foreign tourists have almost caught up with local tourists in the number of overnight stays in hotels, which is 2% higher than the last year’s July index. As a whole, this figure has reached about 100,000 people.
Guests from Austria and Italy (they return to Slovenia more often than others) are traditional leaders in the quantity indicator. In July, the number of tourists from these two countries amounted to 43.3% of all overnight stays made by foreign guests. In July of this year, the Croatian tourists were second according to the quantity indicator.
Today, probably due to a short-term visit of the President Vladimir Putin, the Russians returned to Slovenian resorts. In July, the number of their overnight stays, as compared to the same period last year, increased by 23%.
“Given the fact that visitors from Russia on average rest at the Slovenian spas longer than others, this trend is quite optimistic,” the SSNZ representatives note.
The Russians are followed by the Germans, while the surprising sixth place with an increase in the number of overnight stays by 126% (37,000 overnight stays) belongs to the guests from Israel. According to the SSNZ experts’ estimates, this is a direct result of the long-term market research and thought-out contracts with travel agencies.