In the first five months of this year the number of tourist arrivals is up by 5% and the number of overnight stays up by 4% over the same period last year, but after excellent April (with 17% more foreign overnight stays) 3% less tourist arrivals and 4% less overnight stays were registered in May 2010 over May 2011.
Foreign overnight stays down by 5%
Compared to May 2010, in May this year 3% less tourist arrivals and 4% less overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations. In the same comparison there were approximately the same number of arrivals of domestic tourists, who created 3% less overnight stays, and 4% less arrivals of foreign tourists, who created 5% less overnight stays.
The number of overnight stays in health (spa) and seaside resorts down by 5 %
In May 2011, the highest number of overnight stays was recorded in health (spa) resorts (33% of all overnight stays or 5% less than in May 2010). Regarding the number of overnight stays, the second placed was taken by seaside resorts with a 22% share or 5% less overnight stays than in the same month of the previous year. On annual level mountain resorts (19% of all overnight stays) recorded 4% less overnight stays, while Ljubljana (11% of all overnight stays) recorded a 1% decrease.
The highest number of foreign overnight stays created by tourists from Austria, Germany and Italy
Overnight stays of foreign tourists represented 60% of all overnight stays in May 2011. The highest shares of those were contributed by tourists from Austria (16%), followed by tourists from Germany and Italy (each by 14%), the Russian Federation (7%) and the United Kingdom (5%).
Compared to May 2010, more overnight stays were made by tourists from the Russian Federation (by 57%), China (by 31%), Serbia (by 14%), Montenegro (by 12%), Croatia (by 3%) and from some other countries. Fewer overnight stays compared to May 2010 were created by tourists from Italy (by 19%), Germany (by 17%), Austria (by 11%) and from some other countries.
Overnight stays in hotels down by 1%
In May 2011, 69% of all overnight stays were registered in hotels, followed by camping sites (11% of all overnight stays) and holiday dwellings (4% of all overnight stays).
Compared to May 2010, the number of overnight stays increased in youth hostels (by 19%) and in overnight accommodations (by 12%). In the same comparison the number of overnight stays decreased in hotels (by 1%), mountain huts (by 5%), in private accommodations – rented rooms, dwellings (7%) and in some other types of accommodations.
Data is for May 2011 is provisional. Overview of statistics by month (for previous years) can be viewed here. The final data for April of 2011 is available here.