Tourist Arrivals and Overnight Stays Both Rise in 2017, by 13% and 11%

By , 31 Jan 2018, 11:51 AM Travel
Tourist arrivals in December 2017, broken down by country Tourist arrivals in December 2017, broken down by country All images from (SURS)

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Especially strong growth seen with foreign tourists. 

January 31, 2018

The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Statistični urad Republike Slovenije, SURS) has released the data for tourism in 2017, along with a wealth of analysis. The headline figure is that there were 4.7 million tourist arrivals and almost 12 million overnight stays for the full year, up by 13% and 11%, respectively, compared to 2016.

Especially strong growth was seen with regard to foreign tourists, who accounted for more than 3.6 million arrivals and 8.1 million overnight stays, up 15% and 17% on the year before, with arrivals and stays by domestic tourists also rising by 6% and 4%.

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Turning to December 2018, most foreign tourists visiting Slovenia in the festive season came from Italy (34.0%), followed by Austria (12.0%) and Croatia (9.0%), with 31.9% from “other countries”. These figures show healthy growth from December 2016, with overnight stays by foreign tourists up by more than 10%, and arrivals by 11%.

Most overnight stays in December were at health resorts, accounting for 36% of the total, followed by stays at mountain resorts (21%), in Ljubljana (15%) and the coast (13%).

More detailed figures and analysis can be obtained at the SURS website.

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