The Number of Foreign Tourists in Slovene Littoral Has Increased by 50% during the Year
In April 2017, the number of local and foreign tourists in Slovenia was 50% higher than in the same period last year, and the total number of overnights grew by almost a third.
During the holiday weekend, the Slovenian coast of the Adriatic Sea was overcrowded. Both the lovers of short-term rest and those who would like to spend a few days at the resort arrived to Slovene Littoral. The Portorož tourist operator has informed the Delo journalists that local tourists made 31,889 overnights in April, which is 6% less than in the same period last year. At the same time, foreign tourists made, 82,223 overnights, which is almost 50% more than in 2016.
The total number of overnight stays in hotels in the municipality of Piran reached 114,112, which is 31% more than in April last year. “The past holiday weekend turned out to be quite successful for us. The data for the period from 27 April to 1 May shows that the number of overnight stays in hotels reached 22,935, which is 16% more than in the same period last year. Foreign guests made a significant contribution to the development of tourism in Slovenia. They spent 40% more nights in Slovenia than last year. The maximum number of overnight stays—almost 12,000—was recorded between 29 April and 1 May. The average occupancy rate of hotels over the past weekend was 95%. A significant part of the guests were tourists from Italy, Austria and Germany,” Jana Bolčič, a representative of the Portorož tourist operator, says.
Noticeably, the number of vacationers on the beaches of Slovenian resorts has also increased. Finding a free parking space was just as difficult as winning a lottery.