Slovenian tourism does not feel the influence of the economic crisis anymore
Tourism Confidence Index (TCI) shows that in the first four months of 2011 Slovenian tourism has achieved better results (TCI 98) than expected (TCI 94). This happened for the first time since the occurrence of the economic crisis. The expectations for the period May–August 2011 are optimistic as well. On the scale that has an interval of 100 points below normal business results and 100 points above normal business results, the TCI prospects for May–August 2011 exceed normal business results for 13 points.
But Slovenia is still lagging behind the Europe and the world. European tourism reports excellent results and shows increased tourism confidence. UNWTO TCI prospects for Europe for the upcoming four months are 33 points above normal business results. Expectations on the world level are somewhat lower (UNWTO TCI prospects 127), mainly due to the events in North Africa and Middle East.
Slovenia reports better results in international tourist arrivals in the first four months in 2011 than Europe and the world. Domestic tourism has a slightly lower growth rate than international tourism (Surs, 2011).