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Development of tourism in accommodation establishments in the SR in April 2020

Development of tourism in accommodation establishments in the SR in April 2020

Last update: 22.06.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Tourism
Publish Date: 22.06.2020

In April, hotels, boarding houses and other accommodation establishments in the SR had only 6,7 thousand visitors, a year ago more than 440 thousand ones.

In April 2020, 6 702 persons were accommodated in tourism establishments in the SR, and the number of visitors decreased by 98,5 % year-on-year. The guests spent 35 398 nights in the estab-lishments, their number decreased by 96,9 % year-on-year.

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the measures taken against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore the development of tourism accommodation statistics was very specific in April 2020. The almost complete closure of tourism establishments, and radical restrictions on travel at the national as well as international level, have led to a decrease in the number of visitors, as well as overnight stays by almost 100 %.

Graph Graph - Development of the number of visitors in the SR

Last year, the April's total number of visitors of hotels, boarding houses and other tourism estab-lishments was at the level of 442 thousand guests, in 2018 it was almost 401 thousand visitors.

In April 2020, the majority (more than 90%) were domestic visitors, only 417 foreign visitors were accommodated in the SR. Last year, at the same time, it was 171 thousand foreign visitors. During April, only spa guests, visitors to private apartments and cottages still accessible, students accom-modated on exchange stays or business travellers were included in the number of visitors. As these were mostly long-term stays, the average length of stay more than doubled to 5,3 nights, in case of foreign visitors even to 9,1 nights.

In April 2020, the development also had a significant impact on the total number of visitors in the first four months of the year. 1,1 million visitors have been accommodated in tourism establish-ments since January, which represented a year-on-year decrease of 35,8 %. Of these, 705 857 (64,8 %) were domestic visitors and 383 435 foreign visitors. Year-on-year, the number of domestic visitors decreased by 34,3 % and the number of foreign ones by 38,3 %. The number of overnight stays also decreased by about a third (3,1 million nights).

At the end of April 2020, 4 459 accommodation establishments provided accommodation services. There were 70,3 thousand rooms with 184,5 thousand beds. Compared to April 2019, the number of rooms increased by 522 (by 0,7 %) and the number of beds by 2,2 thousand (by 1,2 %).

Note: Statistics on accommodation establishments contain data from all legal entities and natural persons with assigned Identification Number, which are kept in the Register of Accommodation Establishments of the SO SR and provide temporary tourist accommodation.
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