Tourism travels of domestic population, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2021

In the 1st quarter of 2021, 92% of the Slovenian residents aged 15 or more did not go on a private or business trip

In January, February and March 2021, 93% of Slovenian residents aged 15 or more did not go on any private trip. 59% of them stated the COVID-19 epidemic as the main reason.

  • 23 July 2021 at 10:30
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8% of the Slovenian residents went on at least one private or business trip
In January, February and March 2021, about 148,000 (8%) Slovenian residents aged 15 or more went on at least one tourism trip (private and/or business). 7% went on a private trip and 2% on a business trip.
Of the tourists who went on a private trip, 42% went on one trip, 24% on two trips and 34% on three or more trips.

Residents in the age group 15–24 travelled the most
More men (9%) than women (8%) went on a tourism trip. Residents in the age group 15–24 travelled the most, namely 13%, and residents in the age group 65 years or more the least (3%). According to the level of education, residents with tertiary education or more travelled the most, namely 13%, and residents with basic education or less the least (5%). Depending on the status, students or persons in education travelled the most (17%) and retired persons the least (3%). Residents from cities (densely populated areas) travelled the most (15%) and from rural areas (thinly populated areas) the least (6%).

On average, they spent 3.5 nights on a tourism trip
In January, February and March 2021, domestic tourists went on about 405,000 tourism trips in Slovenia and abroad, which lasted on average 3.5 nights. Of these, about 332,000 were private trips, on which they spent 2.9 nights on average. Domestic tourists travelled around Slovenia on about 261,000 private trips, which were even shorter (on average 2.3 overnight stays).

On 89% of private trips domestic tourists travelled in Slovenia and abroad by passenger road motor vehicle
The main purpose of 64% of private trips was leisure and holidays, while the purpose of 35% of private trips was visiting relatives and friends.
On 89% of private trips tourists travelled by passenger road motor vehicle. Passenger road motor vehicle private trips lasted on average 2.7 overnight stays.
On 57% of private trips they were accommodated at relatives and friends, and on 31% of private trips they spent the night in their own holiday home.

For 59% of the Slovenian residents, COVID-19 was the main reason why they did not go on a private trip
59% of the Slovenian residents aged 15 or more who did not go on a private trip in January, February and March 2021 stated the COVID-19 epidemic as the main reason. 11% did not feel the need, 9% stated health reasons, and 8% each stated financial reasons and lack of time.

Share of resident population aged 15 years or more on tourism and private trips by age classes, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2021
Share of resident population aged 15 years or more on tourism and private trips by age classes, Slovenia, 1<sup>st</sup> quarter 2021
Source: SURS
Average number of overnight stays on tourism and private trips, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2021
Average number of overnight stays on tourism and private trips, Slovenia, 1<sup>st</sup> quarter 2021
Source: SURS
Share of resident population aged 15 years or more by main reason for not participating in private trips, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2021
Share of resident population aged 15 years or more by main reason for not participating in private trips, Slovenia, 1<sup>st</sup> quarter 2021
Source: SURS
Resident population aged 15 years or more on private trips by sex and age, Slovenia, 1st quarter 2021
Total1)Did not go on
a private trip
Went on
a private trip
%
Total10092.77.2
Sex
  male10093.56.5
  female10092.08.0
Age (years)
  15–2410087.812.8
  25–4410090.59.5
  45–6410093.46.8
  65 +10097.22.8
1) The totals do not always add up due to rounding.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Data for the 1st quarter of 2021 are collected in a revised manner, via telephone and online surveys. The results for the 1st quarter of 2021 are thus not comparable with the results from previous periods, as there was a break in the data series. The results for the 1st quarter of 2021 will be published in the SiStat Database together with the results for the 2nd quarter of 2021.
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