Foreign travellers, September–October 2021

Same-day visitors who came for a trip on average spent EUR 86

As many as 84% of foreign travellers who came to Slovenia in the observed period were transit travellers. Most foreign travellers arrived by car and allocated most of their expenses for transport. Same-day visitors came to Slovenia for shopping, for business reasons or visited friends and relatives. 

  • 15 April 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Many foreign travellers travelled alone

In September and October 2021, around 6,977,000 foreign travellers came to Slovenia through road border crossings. Most of them were transit travellers (84%). There were arround 476.500 (7%) same-day visitors who came just for one day. The other 9% of foreign travellers came to Slovenia for work, school or everyday errands. 

Most foreign travellers who travelled through Slovenia in the observed period came from Germany (24%), followed by travellers from Croatia (15%), Italy (13%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (10%) and Austria (8%). 

The majority of transit travellers came from Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy. Same-day visitors came predominantly from Italy, followed by residents of Croatia and Austria. 

The largest share of foreign travellers (44%) came in the company of a spouse or a partner. 19% travelled alone and 14% travelled with their friends. 

Most foreign travellers entered Slovenia at the border with Hungary

Compared to the same period in 2020, the share of foreign travellers who entered Slovenia at the border with Hungary increased by 16 percentage points. There, 64% of all foreign travellers entered the country. Most transit travellers were recorded at the border with Hungary and same-day visitors at the border with Italy. Most foreign travellers left Slovenia at the border with Austria.

Most same-day visitors from Italy

Half of all same-day visitors in the selected period came to Slovenia for shopping, 18% visited for business reasons and 18% stated visiting friends and relatives as their main reason for arrival. Same-day visitors from Italy (which represented 60% of all same-day visitors) came mostly due to shopping. 

Expenditures of foreign travellers increased 

In the observed period, a foreign traveller in Slovenia spent on average EUR 35 per day; in the same period in 2020 EUR 26 per day. Same-day visitors had more expenses in the observed period (EUR 66). Transit travellers spent less, EUR 32. The largest share of expenditures for foreign travellers were transport costs and expenses for shopping. 

In the observed period, same-day visitors who came for a trip spent on average EUR 86 per day. Same-day visitors allocated most of their expenses for transport (42%), followed by shopping (41%) and food and drinks in the restaurant (14%). 

Among all foreign travellers and all transit travellers, residents of Italy spent the most during their travel in Slovenia.

During the data analysis, we uncovered a mistake in the release Foreign travellers, Slovenia, April-May 2021. In the last paragraph we wrote that same-day visitors spent EUR 57 for shopping. This figure refers to the period September–October 2020. The correct figure is EUR 90. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.

Number of foreign travellers by state border entry, Slovenia, September–October 2021
Number of foreign travellers by state border entry, Slovenia, September–October 2021
Structure of expenditure of foreign travellers, Slovenia, September−October 20211)
Structure of expenditure of foreign travellers, Slovenia, September−October 2021<sup>1)</sup>
1) Total does not add up due to rounding.
Average expenditure of foreign same-day visitors by selected reasons for arrival to Slovenia, Slovenia, September–October 2020, 2021
Average expenditure of foreign same-day visitors by selected reasons for arrival to Slovenia, Slovenia, September–October 2020, 2021
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