Tourist arrivals and overnight stays, October 2022

More than a million tourist overnight stays

In October, accommodation establishments recorded 399,000 tourist arrivals and over a million overnight stays, about a third of them domestic. The average length of stay was the longest in health (spa) resorts, namely 3.3 nights. 

  • 25 November 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Almost two-thirds more foreign tourists than last year

Foreign tourists generated 269,000 arrivals and 666,000 overnight stays, 62% more than a year ago. The most in municipality Ljubljana, which was also the municipality with the largest number of tourist overnight stays overall. The average length of stay of foreign tourists was 2.5 nights.

Domestic tourists generated 34% of all overnight stays. Tourist accommodation establishments in Slovenia recorded approximately 130,000 of their arrivals and more than 346,000 of their overnight stays, which is 55% fewer than in October last year, but 5% more than in October 2019. The average length of stay was 2.7 nights. 

The largest share of foreign tourist overnight stays generated by tourist from Austria

The largest share of overnight stays among foreign tourists in October 2022 was generated by tourists from Austria, more than 94,000 or 14% of all overnight stays. On average, they stayed 2.5 nights. This was also the average length of stay of tourists from Germany, who took second place and generated 13% of all foreign overnight stays. They were followed by tourists from Italy, Croatia, Serbia and the United States.

The largest share of tourist overnight stays in health (spa) resorts

As regards the types of municipalities, the largest share of tourist overnight stays was recorded in health (spa) resorts (24%), the most in municipality Moravske Toplice. They were followed by seaside resorts (21%), mountain resorts (20%) and Ljubljana (16%).

More than a half of all overnight stays in hotels

Tourists generated the largest number of overnight stays in hotels (approximately 538,000 or 53% of all overnight stays), followed by private accommodations, rented rooms and dwellings (17%) and camping sites (8%).

Approximately 14.2 million tourist overnight stays in the first ten months of the year

From the beginning of January to the end of October, Slovenia was visited by around 5.3 million tourists, who generated over 14.2 million overnight stays, 46% more than in the same period last year.

Domestic tourists generated 4.9 million overnight stays or 35% of all overnight stays so far, while foreign tourists generated 9.3 million or 65% of all.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Tourist overnight stays, Slovenia1)
Tourist overnight stays, Slovenia<sup>1)</sup>
1) Data for October 2022 are provisional.
Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by key markets from which the tourists come, Slovenia1)
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
X 2022I–X 2022X 2022
X 2021
I–X 2022
I–X 2021
X 2022I–X 2022X 2022
X 2021
I–X 2022
I–X 2021
number
number
index
index
number
number
index
index
Total398,8075,326,25888.4154.31,012,06814,212,26285.5145.5
Domestic130,2861,715,46545.096.7346,3504,926,53644.891.0
Foreign268,5213,610,793166.3215.2665,7189,285,726162.4213.2
  from Austria38,499320,817151.1206.094,385791,838147.2199.4
  from Germany34,216663,696157.2163.887,0671,746,534162.4167.4
  from Italy41,442355,171151.6259.381,376761,358154.8249.6
  from Croatia19,825171,098227.8382.442,176401,153210.3336.8
  from Serbia10,75497,867200.3288.730,513272,316156.4237.4
1) Data for October 2022 are provisional.
Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by types of tourist municipalities and by tourist accommodation establishments, Slovenia1)
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
X 2022I–X 2022X 2022
X 2021
I–X 2022
I–X 2021
X 2022I–X 2022X 2022
X 2021
I–X 2022
I–X 2021
number
number
index
index
number
number
index
index
Total398,8075,326,25888.4154.31,012,06814,212,26285.5145.5
Types of tourist municipalities
  health (spa) resorts74,150805,49167.5136.8245,9882,721,56972.6130.7
  mountain resorts94,7661,757,62892.0153.1207,0634,609,31686.5153.2
  seaside resorts72,885894,84177.5128.3212,3382,895,85878.7119.0
  Ljubljana, the capital75,095800,425140.2231.6166,7171,719,855141.2242.4
  urban municipalities32,867386,940104.3185.284,101841,226102.6180.0
  other municipalities49,044680,93382.8146.995,8611,424,43870.6133.4
Tourist accomm. establishments
  hotels218,8372,251,51389.3167.5537,6715,752,17886.6154.9
  private accommodations – rented rooms, dwellings66,8841,117,49375.8145.7173,8163,291,00673.3138.7
  camping sites31,514801,505106.9137.778,0382,295,603100.4133.2
  youth hostels17,282217,420132.0185.639,089475,188124.0179.8
  temporary accommodation establishments and marinas2,93469,567110.1169.836,227300,418112.4171.8
1) Data for October 2022 are provisional.
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Final data on tourist arrivals and overnight stays for October 2022 will be published on 23. December 2022 in the SiStat Database. 

Data are not seasonally adjusted.

From January 2022 on, an updated classification of types of tourist municipalities is being used. The municipality of Krško is now classified under urban municipalities (and no longer under other municipalities). 

Additional explanations are available in the methodological explanations.

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