Foreign travellers, Slovenia, April 2021–May 2021

In April and May 2021, the number of same-day visitors who came to Slovenia for business reasons increased

In April and May 2021, transit travellers were prevalent and almost all same-day visitors came from neighbouring countries. In this period, same-day visitors spent more money per day than those who visited Slovenia in September and October 2020. 

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In April and May 2021, transit travellers were prevalent

Foreign travellers can arrive in Slovenia for a same-day visit or travel in transit. 87% of foreign travellers who came to Slovenia in April and May 2021 were transit travellers. Only 3% of travellers came for a same-day visit. Other travellers came to Slovenia for work, school or running errands.

The share of foreign transit travellers increased compared to September and October 2020, while the share of same-day visitors remained about the same.

Most foreign travellers in April and May 2021 entered Slovenia in the vicinity of the former border with Hungary and the fewest on the border with Croatia. Most foreign travellers exited Slovenia on the border with Croatia. Daily migrants were prevalent in the vicinity of the former border with Italy.



Almost half of same-day visitors came to Slovenia from Italy

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most foreign travellers come from European countries and in the selected spring period from Croatia (21%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (19%), Germany (16%), Austria and Italy.

Most transit travellers came to Slovenia from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Germany, while same-day visitors were mostly residents of Italy and Croatia.

In April and May 2021, there was a decrease in same-day visitors who came to Slovenia for a trip

In the selected period, only 3% of same-day visitors came to Slovenia for a trip. The share of same-day visitors who arrived for business reasons increased from 19% in September and October 2020 to 52% in the spring months. 17% of same-day visitors came to Slovenia to do some shopping and 11% visited their friends and relatives.

Expenditures of same-day visitors went up

Foreign travellers allocated most of their expenditures for transport (70%), followed by and shopping (18%). They were also spending money for food and drinks (8%).
A foreign traveller in Slovenia on average spent EUR 28 per day. Transit travellers spent a little less than average (EUR 27). Transit travellers form Italy and Germany spent the most per day.

Same-day visitors spent on average EUR 66 per day. Visitors from Italy and Austria had the highest daily expenses. Compared to September and October 2020, expenses of same-day visitors increased by EUR 20 per person.

In April and May 2021, same-day visitors spent the most for shopping (EUR 57) and attending events (EUR 56). Those who visited their friends and relatives or came to Slovenia for business reasons spent a little more than EUR 30 per day. Same-day visitors allocated the least of their expenses for trips, which have decreased in this selected period.

More data in the SiStat Database

For selected periods (julij–avgust 2020, september–oktober 2020, april–maj 2021) more detailed data are published in the SiStat Database.
Foreign same-day travellers by main reason for arrival, Slovenia, april–maj 20211)
Foreign same-day travellers by main reason for arrival, Slovenia, april–maj 2021<sup>1)</sup>
1) Due to rounding, deviations can occur between total and subtotals.
Vir: SURS
Structure of average expenditure of foreign travellers, Slovenia, april–maj 2021
Structure of average expenditure of foreign travellers, Slovenia, april–maj 2021
Vir: SURS
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