Tourist arrivals and overnight stays, Slovenia, August 2017

In August record-breaking 2 million tourist overnight stays

In August 2017 almost 2.2 million tourist overnight stays were recorded, 12% more than in August 2016, and almost 764,000 arrivals, 13% more than in August 2016. An increase in both arrivals and overnight stays of foreign and domestic tourists was also recorded.

  • 9/29/2017
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  • provisional data

Almost 2.2 million overnight stays
In August 2017, almost 764,000 tourist arrivals were recorded, 13% more than in August 2016, of which foreign tourists generated almost 600,000, which is a 16% increase compared to August 2016, and domestic tourists more than 164,000, which is a 3% increase compared to August 2016. Tourists generated almost 2,153,000 overnight stays, which is 12% more than in August 2016, of which foreign tourists generated almost 1,592,000 overnight stays or 16% more than in August 2016 and domestic tourists more than 561,000 overnight stays or 4% more than in August 2016. Foreign tourists generated almost three quarters of all tourist overnight stays.

Most foreign tourists came from Italy
Key markets, from which the most foreign tourists who generated the most overnight stays in Slovenia came, were Italy (almost 248,000 or 16%), Germany (15%), the Netherlands (11%), Austria (7%) and France and the United kingdom (4% each).

In August 2017 tourists from the following key markets generated more overnight stays than in August 2016: the Netherlands (36% more), Germany (31% more), France (13% more), the United kingdom (6% more), Austria (5% more) and Italy (3% more).

The highest increase in overnight stays in camping sites
In August 2017, almost 943,000 or 44% of all tourist overnight stays were recorded in hotels, 27% in camping sites, 7% in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings, 5% in apartment settlements, 3% in company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth and 3% in youth hostels.

Compared to August 2016 the number of overnight stays increased in all types of accommodations: in camping sites by 27%, in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings by 15%, in company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth by 9%, in youth hostels by 7%, in hotels by 5% and in apartment settlements by 3%.

Over a third of all overnight stays in mountain resorts
In August 2017, the highest number of tourist overnight stays (34% or almost 738,000) was recorded in mountain resorts, followed by seaside resorts and health (spa) resorts (21% each), and municipality Ljubljana (10%).

The number of tourist overnight stays increased in all types of tourist resorts compared to August of 2016: in mountain resorts by 21%, in municipality Ljubljana by 10%, and in seaside resorts and in health (spa) resorts by 5% each.

Almost  9 million overnight stays in the first eight months of 2017
From the start of 2017 and up to the end of August, 8.8 million overnight stays were recorded in tourist accommodations in Slovenia, which is 12% more than in the same period last year. An increase in overnight stays can be seen for foreign as well as domestic tourists.

Foreign tourists generated almost 6 million overnight stays (or 68%), 17% more than last year, and almost 2.5 million arrivals (18% more). Domestic tourists generated more than 2.8 million overnight stays, 5% more than last year, and more than 925,000 arrivals (6% more).

More data on the SI-STAT Data Portal
More detailed provisional monthly data on accommodation capacities and tourist arrivals and overnight stays by municipalities and tourist arrivals and overnight stays by countries are published on the SI-STAT Data Portal.

Chart 1: Tourism flow, Slovenia
Chart 1: Tourism flow, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Chart 2: Tourist overnight stays by countries, Slovenia, August 2017
Chart 2: Tourist overnight stays by countries, Slovenia, August 2017
Source: SURS
Table 1: Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by key markets from which the tourists come, August 2017 – provisional data1)
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
VIII 2017I–VIII 2017VIII 2017
VIII 2016
I–VIII 2017
I–VIII 2016
VIII 2017I–VIII 2017VIII 2017
VIII 2016
I–VIII 2017
I–VIII 2016
number
number
index
index
number
number
index
index
Total763,6173,383,277112.9114.82,152,5658,821,489112.5112.5
Domestic164,044925,134102.8106.4561,0612,822,535104.0104.6
Foreign599,5732,458,143116.0118.41,591,5045,998,954115.9116.6
  of foreign
  from Italy96,292369,486104.8106.8247,613819,271102.7104.9
  from Germany91,069275,495129.1130.0241,019724,834131.2129.4
  from Netherlands43,767110,462141.5138.0175,572375,363135.6135.4
  from Austria40,004230,117106.9114.9109,819607,142105.1112.1
  from France31,75978,093113.9113.665,252167,383113.0115.8
  from United Kingdom22,52886,595106.0113.262,879246,629106.4110.2
1) Data including tourist accommodations with at least 10 permanent bedplaces.
Source: SURS
Table 2: Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by types of municipalities and by main types of tourist accommodations, August 2017 – provisional data1)
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
VIII 2017I–VIII 2017VIII 2017
VIII 2016
I–VIII 2017
I–VIII 2016
VIII 2017I–VIII 2017VIII 2017
VIII 2016
I–VIII 2017
I–VIII 2016
number
number
index
index
number
number
index
index
Total763,6173,383,277112.9114.82,152,5658,821,489112.5112.5
Types of tourist resorts
  Health (spa) resorts105,975631,088103.0105.7449,8412,288,723104.6104.2
  Mountain resorts273,721995,346118.8120.5737,9782,486,085120.5119.6
  Seaside resorts113,827552,394104.6112.2462,0201,813,240105.3110.5
  Ljubljana, the capital121,603554,911106.9112.6221,1201,021,368109.5114.3
  Urban municipalities59,878305,299117.7115.1111,393577,567117.4111.9
  Other municipalities88,613344,239127.4126.1170,213634,506126.0123.1
Types of tourist accommodations
  Hotels333,1491,950,030105.9111.6942,8634,994,195105.2108.8
  Camping sites177,262474,426126.7128.5577,6841,464,905127.2125.4
  Private accommodations - rented rooms, dwellings54,662201,412118.0125.2160,017537,897115.4122.9
  Apartment settlements27,809143,321110.3107.2112,738476,710103.3101.9
  Youth hostels36,537142,740109.0114.269,330282,341107.3115.5
1) Data including tourist accommodations with at least 10 permanent bedplaces.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

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 at the end of the month for the previous month.
Final data on accommodation facilities, tourist arrivals and overnight stays are published on the SI-STAT Data Portal 55 days after the reference period.
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