Tourism in Slovenia Keeps Beating Records

In June 2017, 487 thousand tourists came to the country. The growth rate with respect to the last year has reached 27%. Over the reporting month, 1.2 million tourists staying for a night in Slovenia were registered. This is 22% more than in June 2016.

The indicators of tourists’ arrivals (red line) and overnight stays (green line) for January 2015 – June 2017. In June 2017, the number of arrivals was 487,178, including 122,369 stays by local tourists and 364,809 arrivals by foreign tourists. The number of overnight stays reached 1,198,926.

Overnight stays made by tourists in the first half of 2017. Indicators of key markets (%): local tourists – 36.2%, foreign tourists – 63.8%, including 15.5% of Italians, 13.3% of Austrians, 10.7% of Germans, 4.1 % of British, and 3.1% of Russians. The remaining countries made 52.5%.

The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) estimates the results of the first half of 2017 as excellent. Over the reported period, more than 4.79 million overnight stays were made, 64% of which (over 3 million stays) belong to foreign tourists.

In total, 1.3 million foreigners came to Slovenia for tourism purposes during the first six months of 2017. This is 32% more than in the reporting period of 2016.

For the first 6 months of 2017, local tourists spent 1.7 million nights in Slovenian hotels. This is 5% more than in the same period of 2016. A number of one-day stays has also increased. In total, 610 thousand visits were registered, which is 14% more than in the last year’s reporting period.

Out of 487,000 tourists recorded in June, 365,000 are foreigners. This is 32% more than in June 2016. Local tourists made about 122 thousand arrivals, which exceeded the last year’s June index by 14%.

Basically, Slovenia is visited by tourists from Germany (more than 139 thousand people or 17%), Austria (11%), Italy (10%), Great Britain and Holland (5% each), as well as Russia (4%).

German tourists make more overnight stays than others (85%). They are followed by Russians – 56%. Tourists from Holland are on the third place – 45%.

Hotels were the most popular places for overnight stays in June (682 thousand stays or 57%).