After excellent May the results in June slow down

Published: 4.8.2013

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After excellent May the results in June slow down

After excellent May, tourism statistics trends slow down in June and are slightly negative in total – but are positive regarding foreign visitors in Slovenia. Compared to June 2012, 1% fewer tourist arrivals and 2% fewer tourist overnight stays were registered in Slovenian tourist accommodations in June 2013. In the same comparison the number of foreign tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 4% and 3%, respectively, while the number of domestic tourist arrivals and overnight stays decreased 10% each.

After excellent May the results in June slow down

After excellent May, tourism statistics trends slow down in June and are slightly negative in total – but are positive regarding foreign visitors in Slovenia. Compared to June 2012, 1% fewer tourist arrivals and 2% fewer tourist overnight stays were registered in Slovenian tourist accommodations in June 2013. In the same comparison the number of foreign tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 4% and 3%, respectively, while the number of domestic tourist arrivals and overnight stays decreased 10% each.

Two thirds of all tourist overnight stays made by foreign tourists, mostly German, Italian and Austrian tourists
In June 2013 in Slovenia foreign tourists made 63% of tourist overnight stays. Key European markets, from which the most overnight stays of foreign tourists in Slovenia were recorded, were Germany (12% of all foreign overnight stays), Italy and Austria (11% each), the Russian Federation (7%), the United Kingdom (6%) and the Netherlands (5%).

As regards the important tourism markets, a fifth more overnight stays by British, Czech and Dutch tourists
As regards the important tourism markets, in June 2013 tourists from the United Kingdom created 20% more overnight stays than in June 2012, tourists from Czech Republic 19% more, from the Netherlands 18% more, from Croatia 4% more and from the Russian Federation 3% more. In the same comparison tourists from Germany made 16% fewer overnight stays and from Austria and Italy 6% fewer overnight stays each.

In health (spa) resorts, mountain resorts and seaside resorts fewer tourist overnight stays
In June 2013, the number of tourist overnight stays was the highest in health (spa) resorts (29% or 6% fewer than in June 2012). Second placed were seaside resorts, where 26% of all tourist overnight stays were recorded, which is 5% fewer than in June 2012. In the same comparison mountain resorts (22% of all tourist overnight stays) recorded a 3% annual decrease in overnight stays. The municipality Ljubljana, with an 11% share of all tourist overnight stays, recorded an 18% increase in the number of tourist overnight stays.

Fewer tourist overnight stays in hotels and more in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings, tourist farms with accommodation and youth hostels
In June 2013 most of the tourist overnight stays were recorded in hotels (61% of all overnight stays), followed by camping sites (16%), apartment settlements (6%), company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth (5%) and private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings (4%).

Compared to June 2012, in June 2013 increases in the number of tourist overnight stays were recorded in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings (by 13%), in tourist farms with accommodation (by 17%) and in youth hostels (by 19%). In the same period hotels recorded 1% fewer, camping sites 4% fewer and apartment settlements 11% fewer overnight stays.

In the first half of this year about the same number of tourist arrivals and fewer overnight stays
In the first half of this year, about the same number of tourist arrivals was registered in tourist accommodations as in the same period of the previous year. In the same comparison the number of tourist overnight stays decreased by 2%.

From January to June 2013 domestic tourists created 3% fewer tourist arrivals and made 6% fewer overnight stays than in the same period of the previous year. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased by 3%, while their overnight stays remained about the same.

Data is sourced from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. The data for June 2013 is provisional. Detailed data for May 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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