The Slovenia Times

Tourist Arrivals in First Half Surge by 10% Y/Y


Foreign tourists generated 65% of all arrivals and 60% of all overnight stays. The number of foreign tourists in the first half of the year was up by 10.3%.

The number of domestic tourist arrivals, meanwhile, increased by 8.5%. They generated almost 6% more overnight stays compared to the same period in 2014.

Italians accounted for the biggest share of arrivals by foreign tourists between January and June (17%), followed by Austrians (14.1%), Germans (10.4%), Croatians (7.7%), Serbians (4.7%), the British (4.2%) and Russians (4%).

Year-on-year, Slovenia attracted 8.3% more Italian tourists in the first six months of the year, while arrivals by Austrians and Germans went up by 8.3% and 3%, respectively.

On the contrary, tourism providers saw a 31.2% drop in arrivals of Russian tourists.

The biggest leap in overnight stays in the first six months on a yearly basis was observed in Ljubljana, where 19% more overnight stays were recorded, while another noticeable increase was seen in mountain resorts (8.1%).

In June alone, foreign tourist arrivals were up 7.2% year-on-year, while arrivals of domestic tourists increased by 9.8%. Slovenians also generated 7.3% more overnight stays, while foreign tourists generated 4.1% more overnight stays.

Most of foreign tourists in June came from Germany (14.3%), Austria (12%) and Italy (10%).

Interestingly, the number of German, Austrian and Italian tourists in June dropped on a yearly comparison, even though they remain among the most frequent foreign visitors.

On the other hand, Slovenian providers recorded in June a yearly increase of tourists from the Netherlands (+11%), Serbia (+21.2%), the UK (+23.1%) and Croatia (+28.5%).


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