Foreign tourists and their expenditures, Slovenia, July–August 2019

A foreign tourist staying in hotel or campsite in Slovenia during summer 2019 spent on average EUR 97 per day.

During the summer season of 2019, more than 70% of foreign tourists staying in hotels or campsites came to Slovenia for holidays. Foreign tourists in campsites spent EUR 58 and the ones staying in hotels EUR 138 on average per day for accommodation and other expenses within the country.

  • 12/17/2019
  • |
  • provisional data
Foreign tourists most often come to Slovenia for holidays

89% of foreign tourists staying in hotels or campsites in July or August 2019 visited Slovenia for private reasons, 5% for business reasons and 6% were transit guests. The share of foreign tourists arriving for business reasons was again the highest in Ljubljana, but their share was halved (15%) compared to April–May 2019.

The main reason for visiting Slovenia was holidays, both for tourists staying in hotels and for those staying in campsites (73%). Tourists staying in campsites decided more frequently to visit Slovenia for recreation (7%), while cultural and natural sights were mostly chosen by tourists staying in hotels (8%).

More than three quarters of foreign tourists booked their accommodation in Slovenia on their own

35% of foreign tourists who were staying in hotels or campsites in Slovenia in July–August 2019 made reservations directly with the accommodation establishment, 31% used online booking systems, 12% made reservations through a travel agency, while 4% the reservation was made by others (school, employer, club, union…). Without any advance booking, 16% of foreign tourists came to Slovenia; most of them were residents of European countries. Residents of non-European countries most often chose to book accommodation and travel through travel agencies (more than 40%).

Foreign tourists staying in hotels made the most reservations through the online reservation system (44%), while tourists staying in campsites made reservations directly with the accommodation provider (46%), or they came to the campsite without advance booking (43%).

Most foreign tourists visited Slovenia in the summer season together with their partner or with family

Most foreign tourists who stayed in hotels or campsites visited Slovenia in the summer with their partner or spouse (44%), 31% came with family, 22% with co-workers or business partners, 11% with friends, 9% alone and 2% with other relatives.

Foreign tourists who decided to stay in Slovenian hotels spent once more than those who decided to camp

In July and August 2019, foreign tourists staying in hotels or campsites spent an average of EUR 97 per day for accommodation in Slovenia, for food and drink, transport within Slovenia, leisure and other activities and purchases. Non-European countries spend most per day (EUR 153). Germans, who generated the most overnight stays (57 % of them in campsites) of foreign tourists staying in Slovenia in July and August 2019 spent an average of EUR 64 per day. Foreign tourists staying in hotels spent on average EUR 138 per person per day, which is more than twice as much as foreign tourists staying in campsites spending EUR 58 per day. In addition, their expenditure structure differed: foreign tourists staying in hotels spent more than half of their daily expenses on accommodation, while those staying in campsites spent only one third of their daily expenses. They spent most (35%) of their daily expenditure on the purchase of food and drink.



Foreign tourists staying in hotels and campsites by type of tourist municipalities and country of residence, Slovenia, July–August 2019 – provisional data
Country of
residence – TOTAL
AustriaItalyGermanyOther European
countries
Non-European
countries
Accommodation establishments – TOTAL881,11658,57797,998142,617460,728121,196
Hotels569,01640,14481,02757,414280,795109,635
Campsites312,10018,43216,97185,203179,93311,560
Source: SURS
Average daily expenditure (EUR) of foreign tourists staying in hotels and campsites by country of residence, Slovenia, July–August 2019 – provisional data
Country of
residence – TOTAL
AustriaItalyGermanyOther European
countries
Non-European
countries
Accommodation establishments – TOTAL971051136494153
Hotels138125137120132170
Campsites58  78 M53476189 M
M less precise estimate – use with caution
Source: SURS
Average daily expenditure (EUR) of foreign tourists staying in hotels and campsites by type of tourist municipalities, Slovenia, July–August 2019 – provisional data
Type of tourist
municipality
– TOTAL
Health (spa)
municipalities
Mountain
municipalities
Seaside
municipalities
Ljubljana,
the capital
Urban and
other municipalities
Accommodation establishments – TOTAL979174119150103
Hotels138112129154158122
Campsites58685653NN
N too imprecise estimate to be published
Source: SURS
Foreign tourists staying in hotels and campsites by characteristics of arrival to Slovenia and type of accommodation, Slovenia, July– August 2019 – provisional data 1)
Accommodation establishments
– TOTAL
HotelsCamps
Foreign tourists – TOTAL881,116569,01632,100
Main purpose of the visit
Private reasons788,098481,108306,990
… holidays, leisure639,668381,801257,867
… recreation34,59613,91220,685
… sightseeing of natural and cultural attractions58,12447,73210,392
… other personal reasons55,71037,66318,046
Business and professional reasons40,42439,882N
Transit and other reasons52,59448,0264,568
Travelling
Alone75,74855,35720,391
With spouse or partner390,808252,467138,341
With family275,489168,689106,800
With other relatives16,70213,479N
With friends100,40157,76642,636
With colleagues or business partners21,96721,258N
Organization of the accommodation
Direct booking at accommodation establishment311,234166,591144,643
Via web reservation system of intermediaries276,608250,61225,996
No booking made in advance147,59913,698133,901
Travel agency107,947107,325N
Other organizers (employer, school, club, trade union, etc.)37,72830,790N
1) Some totals do not add up due to rounding.
N too imprecise estimate to be published
Source: SURS
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