In July 2013 4 per cent increase in overnight stays

Published: 3.9.2013

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In July 2013 4 per cent increase in overnight stays

Compared to July 2012, 3% more tourist arrivals and 4% more tourist overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in July 2013. In the same comparison arrivals of domestic tourists and their overnight stays increased by 2% and 1%, respectively. The number of foreign tourist arrivals and overnight stays also increased, by 4% and 5%, respectively.

In July 2013 4 per cent increase in overnight stays

Compared to July 2012, 3% more tourist arrivals and 4% more tourist overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in July 2013. In the same comparison arrivals of domestic tourists and their overnight stays increased by 2% and 1%, respectively. The number of foreign tourist arrivals and overnight stays also increased, by 4% and 5%, respectively.

Hotels and camping sites registered together three quarters of all tourist overnight stays
In July 2013 most of the tourist overnight stays were recorded in hotels (48% of all overnight stays), followed by camping sites (25%), apartment settlements (6%) and private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings (6%).
The number of overnight stays in private accommodations, tourist farms and youth hostels continued to grow in July
Compared to July 2012, in July 2013 the number of tourist overnight stays increased in hotels (by 4%), camping sites (by 4%), private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings (by 11%), tourist farms with accommodation (by 12%) and youth hostels (by 36%). In the same comparison apartment settlements recorded 6% fewer overnight stays.

Two thirds of all tourist overnight stays made by foreign tourists, mostly Dutch, German and Italian tourists
In July 2013 in Slovenia foreign tourists made 67% of tourist overnight stays. Key European markets, from which the most overnight stays of foreign tourists in Slovenia were recorded, were the Netherlands (13% of all foreign overnight stays), Germany (11%), Italy and Belgium (8% each), Austria (7%), the Russian Federation and the Czech Republic (5% each) and the United Kingdom (4%).

Increase in tourist overnight stays from the majority of the most important tourism markets

As regards the important tourism markets, in July 2013 tourists from the Russian Federation created 20% more overnight stays than in July 2012, from the United Kingdom 11% more, from Austria 7% more, from Italy 5% more, from Belgium 4% more and from the Netherlands 3% more. In the same comparison tourists from Germany made 4% fewer overnight stays and tourists from the Czech Republic about the same number as a year ago.

More overnight stays by tourists from China and the United States, fewer by Japanese tourists
Among distant, overseas markets, such as the United States, Canada, Japan and China, increase in overnight stays by tourists from China (42% more) and tourists from the United States (6% more) was recorded. On the other hand, the number of overnight stays of Japanese tourists declined by 13% and of tourists from Canada by 14%.
In health (spa) resorts and mountain resorts more tourist overnight stays, in seaside resorts fewer
In July 2013, the number of tourist overnight stays was the highest in mountain (spa) resorts (29% or 9% more than in July 2012). Second placed were seaside resorts, where 27% of all tourist overnight stays were recorded, which is 2% fewer than in July 2012. In the same comparison health (spa) resorts (25% of all tourist overnight stays) recorded a 4% annual increase in overnight stays. In the municipality Ljubljana, which recorded a 9% share of all tourist overnight stays, the number of tourist overnight stays continues to grow (a 14% increase over July 2012).

In the first seven months of this year more tourist arrivals but fewer overnight stays In the first seven months of this year, 1% more tourist arrivals was registered in tourist accommodations than in the same period of the previous year. In the same comparison the number of tourist overnight stays decreased by 1%.

From January to July 2013 domestic tourists created 2% fewer tourist arrivals and made 4% fewer overnight stays than in the same period of the previous year. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased by 3% and the number of their overnight stays by 2%.

Data is sourced from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. The data for July 2013 is provisional. Detailed data for June 2013 is available here. An overview of statistics by month (for each month of 2013 as well as for previous years) can be viewed here.

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