In January, 11% more foreign tourist arrivals were recorded

Published: 21.2.2011

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In January, 11% more foreign tourist arrivals were recorded

The data for January shows that compared to January last year the overall number of tourist arrivals increased by 5%, with the number of foreign tourist arrivals from key markets rising by as much as 11%. The overall number of overnight stays remains the same as in the same period in last year. There was an increase in the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists by 5%. Among foreign tourists, most overnight stays were generated by Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Austrian, Russian and German tourists. Health resorts saw the most overnight stays, namely in hotels, apartments and holiday settlements. In January 2014 foreign tourists generated 61% of tourist overnight stays in Slovenia.

In January, 11% more foreign tourist arrivals were recorded

The data for January shows that compared to January last year the overall number of tourist arrivals increased by 5%, with the number of foreign tourist arrivals from key markets rising by as much as 11%. The overall number of overnight stays remains the same as in the same period in last year. There was an increase in the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists by 5%. Among foreign tourists, most overnight stays were generated by Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Austrian, Russian and German tourists. Health resorts saw the most overnight stays, namely in hotels, apartments and holiday settlements.

Most of the overall overnight stays were recorded in hotels, apartment and holiday settlements

In January 2014, the most overnight stays were recorded in hotels (71%), 8% stayed in apartment and holiday settlements, 5% stayed in private rooms, apartments and houses, and 4% in camping sites.

The greatest increase in overnight stays in youth hostels

Compared to January 2013, January 2014 saw an increase in overnight stays in the youth hostels (by 22%), in camps (by 9%) and in hotels (by 1%). Apartment and holiday settlements recorded 3% fewer overnight stays, while private rooms, apartments and houses recorded 8% fewer stays.

Among foreign tourists, most overnight stays were generated by Italian, Croatian, Serbian, Austrian, Russian and German tourists

In January 2014 foreign tourists generated 61% of tourist overnight stays in Slovenia. Key markets, from which the tourists came, were Italy (24%), Croatia (20%), Serbia (9%), Austria (9%), the Russian Federation (8%) and Germany (3%).

Most overnight stays were recorded in health resorts

In January most of the tourists spent the night in health resorts, where 43% of all overnight stays were registered. Mountain resorts generated 27% of all overnight stays, seaside resorts recorded 9%, and the municipality of Ljubljana recorded 8% of overnight stays. Mountain resorts, compared to January 2013, recorded a decrease in all tourist overnight stays by 13%. In contrast, health resorts recorded an increase in all overnight stays by 7%, seaside resorts by 3% and the municipality of Ljubljana recorded an increase in all overnight stays by 16%.

More foreign tourist overnight stays from the majority of key markets

Compared to January 2013, January 2014 saw an increase in tourist overnight stays from the key markets of Italy (by 16%), Serbia (by 12%), Germany (by 9%), Austria (by 8%) and the Russian Federation (by 3%). Tourists from Croatia generated 11% fewer overnight stays, and tourists from the United Kingdom generated 6% fewer stays, compared to January last year.

More overnight tourist stays from the United States, Japan and China, and fewer from Canada

In terms of tourists from overseas markets, January 2014 saw more overnight stays as compared to January last year. Tourists from the United States generated an increase in overnight stays by 11%, Japanese tourists by 6% and Chinese tourists by 2%. Tourists from Canada generated 11% fewer overnight stays in January 2014 as compared to January 2013.

The data for January 2014 is provisional. An overview of the statistics by month can be seen here.

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