In December 2016, 8% more tourist arrivals and 7% more overnight stays were registered than in December 2015. 37% of overnight stays were generated in health (spa) resorts. 58% of overnight stays were generated by foreign tourists, the most by tourists from Austria and Italy (together 47%).
More domestic and foreign arrivals and overnight stays than in December 2015
Compared to December 2015, 8% more tourist arrivals and 7% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in December 2016. The number of domestic tourist arrivals and overnight stays increased by 7%. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased by 9% and their overnight stays by 8%.
The highest growth of tourists from Serbia
In December 2016 foreign tourists generated 58% of tourist overnight stays in Slovenia. Key markets, from which the most overnight stays of foreign tourists in Slovenia were registered, were Italy (34%), Austria (13%), Croatia (8%), Germany (7%), Serbia (4%) and the United Kingdom (3%).
In December 2016 tourists from most key markets generated more overnight stays than in December 2015: from Serbia 20% more, from the United Kingdom 13% more, from Croatia 12% more, from Germany 9% more and from Austria 7% more. Tourists from Italy generated the same number of tourist arrivals as in December 2015.
57% of all tourist overnight stays in health (spa) resorts and mountain resorts
In December 2016, 37% of all tourist overnight stays were registered in health (spa) resorts, followed by mountain resorts (20%), municipality Ljubljana (15%) and seaside resorts (14%).
Compared to December 2015, the number of tourist overnight stays increased in all types of tourism focused municipalities and resorts: in municipality Ljubljana by 18%, in mountain resorts by 11%, in seaside resorts by 5% and in health (spa) resorts by 1%.
In hotels 73% of all overnight stays were generated in December 2016
In December 2016, 73% of tourist overnight stays were generated in hotels, 6% in apartment settlements and 4% in private accommodations–rented rooms, dwellings.
In private accommodations–rented rooms, dwellings the number of tourist overnight stays increased by 21% and in hotels by 6%. In apartment settlements 5% fewer overnight stays were registered than in December 2015.
In 2016, 9% more arrivals and 8% more tourist overnight stays
In 2016, 9% more tourist arrivals and 8% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations compared to the previous year.
Domestic tourists generated 5% more tourist arrivals and 3% more overnight stays than in the previous year. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased by 11% and their overnight stays by 10%.
Table 1: Tourist arrivals and overnight stays, Slovenia, December 20161)
1) Data including tourist accommodations with at least 10 permanent bedplaces.
The monthly data do not cover some establishments with less than 10 permanent bedplaces within the following types of accommodations: private accommodations - rented rooms, dwellings, overnight accommodations, tourist farms with accommodation and company vacation facilities. Annual data also include these establishments.
Provisional data are published as indices and shares at latest at the end of the month for the previous month.
Final data on accommodation facilities, tourist arrivals and overnight stays are published as absolute numbers on the SI-STAT Data Portal 55 days after the reference period.