Accommodation facilities, tourist arrivals and overnight stays, Slovenia, February, March 2018

By the end of March more than 800,000 arrivals and over 2 million overnight stays

More than 691,000 tourist overnight stays and more than 249,000 tourist arrivals were recorded in Slovenia in February 2018. In March more than 786,000 overnight stays and almost 324,000 tourist arrivals were recorded. In both months most overnight stays were generated by tourists from Italy.

  • 31 May 2018 at 10:30
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  • provisional data

In February and March almost 1.5 million tourist overnight stays
In February more than 249,000 tourist arrivals and more than 691,000 tourist overnight stays were recorded in Slovenia. Foreign tourists generated more than 140,000 arrivals and almost 362,000 overnight stays. Domestic tourists generated almost 109,000 arrivals and more than 329,000 overnight stays. Foreign tourists generated 52% of all overnight stays in February.

Almost 325,000 tourist arrivals and more than 786,000 overnight stays were recorded in Slovenia in March 2018. Foreign tourists generated more than 215,000 arrivals and more than 487,000 overnight stays. Domestic tourists generated more than 109,000 arrivals and more than 299,000 overnight stays. Foreign tourists generated 59% of all overnight stays in March.

Tourists from Italy generated the most overnight stays
In February key markets, from which the most foreign tourists who generated the most overnight stays in Slovenia came, were Italy (15% or almost 27,000), Serbia (13%), Croatia (11%), Austria (11%), Hungary (6%) and the United Kingdom (6%).

In March, however, the key markets were Italy (16% or almost 79,000), Austria (14%), Germany (9%), Croatia (8%), Hungary (7%) and Serbia (4%).

In February and March most tourists stayed in hotels
More than 447,000 or 65% of all tourist overnight stays in February 2018 were recorded in hotels, 11% in apartment settlements, 8% in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings, 3% in company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth, 2% in camping sites and 2% in youth hostels.

Almost 489,000 or 62% of all tourist overnight stays in March 2018 were recorded in hotels, 9% in apartment settlements, 7% in private accommodations – rented rooms and dwellings, 4% in company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth, 4% in youth hostels and 3% in camping sites.

The most overnight stays in February and March in health (spa) and mountain resorts
The highest number of tourist overnight stays in February 2018 (33% or almost 228,000) was recorded in health (spa) resorts, followed by mountain resorts (31%), seaside resorts (11%) and municipality Ljubljana (10%).

Similarly, in March the highest number of tourist overnight stays was recorded in health (spa) resorts (30% or almost 237,000), followed by mountain resorts (22%), seaside resorts (17%) and municipality Ljubljana (14%).


More data in the SI-STAT Database
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 in the SI-STAT Database.


The release entitled Tourist arrivals and overnight stays, Slovenia, February 2018 is postponed. 
Due to the transition to a new data source, the data on tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Slovenia for April 2018 are expected to be published on 6 June 2018.

In 2018 the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia made a transition to new data sources for the survey on tourist arrivals and overnight stays. From January 2018 on the data on accommodation facilities will be taken over from the Register of Accommodation Facilities and the data on tourists and occupancy from the eTurizem reporting system.

In the transition period (January, February and March 2018) part of the data will be collected with printed questionnaires (as in the past) and part of the data will be taken over from the new sources. Wishing to make our data as good as possible, provisional data on accommodation facilities and on tourist arrivals and overnight stays for April 2018 are expected to be published on 6 June 2018. 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by key markets from which the tourists come, March 2018 – provisional data
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
III 2018
number
number
Total324,557786,466
Domestic109,228299,430
Foreign215,329487,036
  of foreign
  from Italy44,53178,997
  from Austria25,66867,835
  from Germany14,61141,681
  from Croatia18,44138,941
  from Hungary12,50832,293
  from Serbia8,84221,289
Source: SURS
Tourist arrivals and overnight stays by types of municipalities and by main types of tourist accommodations, March 2018 – provisional data
Tourist arrivalsOvernight stays
I 2018
number
number
Total324,557786,466
Types of tourist resorts
  Health (spa) resorts76,638236,696
  Mountain resorts74,177169,667
  Seaside resorts48,523134,729
  Ljubljana, the capital58,090111,599
  Urban municipalities31,97767,643
  Other municipalities35,15266,132
Types of tourist accommodations
  Hotels211,767488,932
  Apartment settlements26,79773,109
  Private accommodations - rented rooms, dwellings24,79457,651
  Company vacation facilities and vacation facilities for youth10,67031,500
  Youth hostels12,56128,099
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

NEW DATA SOURCES

Until 2018 the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia was collecting the data on arrivals and overnight stays and on tourist facilities in Slovenia (survey on tourist arrivals and overnight stays) through printed questionnaires. In 2018 we made a transition to new data sources on accommodation capacities and on tourist arrivals and overnight stays. The data on accommodation capacities will be taken over from the Register of Accommodation Facilities and the data on tourist arrivals and occupancy from the eTourism reporting system. Data collected after 1 January 2018 are not comparable to data collected before this date. Monthly data collected before 1 January can be accessed through the archive.

In the transition period (January, February and March 2018) part of the data will be collected through printed questionnaires (as in the past) and part of the data will be taken over from the new sources. For publishing data from April 2018 on the only data sources will be the two mentioned above. With the transition to new data sources the collection of data through printed questionnaires will be abandoned.

During the transition to new sources delays in data publication are possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.

When making use of the data and information of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, always add: "Source: SURS". More: Copyright.