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May 2017: more arrivals and overnight stays of foreign and domestic tourists

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In May 2017 more than 846,000 tourist overnight stays were recorded, 5% more than in May 2016. In more detail, domestic tourists generated 6% more arrivals and 5% more overnight stays, while foreign tourists generated 8% more arrivals and 5% more overnight stays.

May 2017: more arrivals and overnight stays of foreign and domestic tourists

In the first five months of 2017, 3.6 million overnight stays were recorded in tourist accommodation in Slovenia, which is 9% more than in the same period last year. The increase is seen for both foreign and domestic tourists. More than 2.2 million overnight stays (13% more than last year in the same period) were generated by foreign tourists and 1.4 million (3% more than last year in the same period) by domestic tourists. Tourists also generated more than 1.5 million arrivals, which is 11% more than last year in the same period.

In May 2017, almost 363,000 tourist arrivals were recorded, which is 7% more than in May 2016. Of these, foreign tourists generated almost 268,000, which is an 8% increase compared to last year (May 2016), and domestic tourists almost 95,000, which is a 6% increase compared to last year. Tourists also generated more than 846,000 overnight stays, which is 5% more than in May 2016, of which foreign tourists generated more than 584,000 overnight stays or 5% more than last year. On the other hand, domestic tourists generated 5% more overnight stays (more than 261,000) using the same comparison.

The key markets, providing the foreign tourists who generated the most overnight stays in Slovenia in May 2017, were Austria (more than 88,000 or 15%), Germany (13%), Italy (9%), the United Kingdom (5%) and the United States and the Russian Federation (4% each).

In May 2017, almost 556,000, or 66% of all tourist overnight stays, were recorded in hotels, 10% in campsites, 5% in private accommodation – rented rooms and houses, 4% in apartment settlements, 4% in company holiday facilities and holiday facilities for young people, and 3% in youth hostels.

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