One quarter of Slovenian residents aged 15 or more went on at least one tourism trip
According to the survey results, about 442,000 people or 25% of the total resident population aged 15 years or more – further on they are labelled tourists – went on about 778,000 private or business trips between October and December 2011. Compared to the 4th
quarter of 2010 the number of tourists who went on tourism trips increased by 7%, while the number of tourism trips increased by 10%.The number of private trips slightly higher; more than half of private trips in Slovenia
22% of the resident population aged 15 years or more made about 658,000 private trips. Of the tourists who went on private trips, 38% went on at least one longer private trip (at least 4 consecutive nights).
In comparison with the 4th
quarter of 2010 the number of private trips increased by 15%; of shorter private trips (i.e. trips with 1-3 overnight stays) by 16% and of longer private trips (i.e. trips with 4 or more consecutive nights) by 11%.
53% of private trips were made in Slovenia and 47% abroad, of which 35% in Croatia, 12% in Austria and 8% in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
75% of private trips were shorter (i.e. trips with 1-3 nights) and 25% were longer (i.e. trips with at least 4 consecutive nights). Of all shorter private trips, 59% were made in Slovenia, while as regards longer private trips 66% were made abroad.
Tourists went on private trips mostly because of leisure time (holidays, travels) (82% of private trips) and on 18% of private trips the main reason was visiting relatives or friends. On 72% of leisure trips the main activity was relaxation, resting and entertainment, on 10% it was recreation and on 9% it was sightseeing.
Most of the private trips (87%) were organized without the assistance of a travel agency.
Tourists stayed on 32% of private trips at relatives or friends and on 29% of private trips in hotel or motel. Own secondary home was the main type of accommodation on 18% of private trips, while on 9% of private trips tourists stayed in holiday dwellings. 81% of private trips were made by cars and 7% by airplane. On private trips (involving on average 3.2 nights) tourists spent on average EUR 55 per day
Private trips on average involved 3.2 nights. Private trips abroad (4.0 nights) were on average 1.5 nights longer than private trip in Slovenia (2.5 nights).
Slovenian tourists on private trips spent on average EUR 55 per day; on private trips in Slovenia they spent on average EUR 36 per day and on private trips abroad on average EUR 69 per day.
Tourists staying in a hotel or motel spent daily on average the most (EUR 94), and tourists staying in their own secondary homes the least (EUR 23).The number of business trips slightly lower
About 85,000 or 5% of Slovenian residents aged 15 years or more went on business trips in Slovenia or abroad. About 119,000 business trips were registered, which is 10% less than in the same period of the previous year. 19% of them were made in Slovenia and 81% abroad.Lack of time and financial reasons were the main reasons for not going on private trips
78% of Slovenian population aged 15 years or more did not go on private trips in the 4th quarter of 2011; 33% of people did not go on a private trip because of lack of time. 32% of them stated financial reason as the main reason, 14% because of health reasons, while 12% did not feel the need to go.
A longer comment on tourism travels of domestic population is available in the attachment below the charts. More detailed data are available at http://www.stat.si/eng/tema_ekonomsko_turizem_potovanja_domacih.asp.