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

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

Last update: 22.07.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Tourism
Publish Date: 22.07.2020

In May 2020, only 7 % of visitors stayed in tourism accommodation establishments compared to May 2019, only 2,3 thousand of foreign visitors stayed.

In May 2020, 38 946 people were accommodated in tourism establishments in the SR, and the number of visitors fell by 93 % compared to May last year. Visitors spent 146 726 nights in the establishments, which was by 89,9 % less year-on-year.

Tourism is one of the sectors most affected by the economic situation caused by the spread of COVID-19. Extensive travel restrictions, especially at the international level, have led to an absolute decrease in the number of guests and overnight stays for the second month in a row.

Although the number of visitors increased almost 6-fold in May compared to April, their number was only at a 7 % level compared to the same period last year. In May, the total number of visitors in hotels, boarding houses and other tourism establishments reached 553 thousand of guests last year (in 2018 it was 473 thousand visitors).

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The majority of guests (up to 94 %) were represented by domestic visitors, the number of accommodated foreign visitors was only 2,3 thousand. In the same period last year, there were 224,7 thousand of foreign visitors.

The most visited region during May was the Bratislavský kraj (21,2 % of all guests). It was followed by two regions, which have a leading position mostly in the number of domestic visitors - the Žilinský and Prešovský kraj. During May, visitors spent 3,8 nights in the accommodation establishments on average, including domestic visitors 3,8 nights and foreign visitors 3,5 nights.

In May, the development also affected the total number of visitors in the first five months of 2020. 1,1 million visitors have been accommodated in tourism establishments since January, which represented a year-on-year decrease of almost 50 %. Almost 743 thousand were represented by domestic visitors and 386 thousand by foreign visitors. Year-on-year, the number of domestic visitors decreased by more than 47 % and the number of foreign visitors by more than 54 %.

At the end of May 2020, 4 432 accommodation establishments provided accommodation services. There were 70 thousand rooms with 183,8 thousand beds. Compared to May 2019, the number of rooms decreased by 272 (by 0,4 %) and the number of beds by 214 (by 0,1 %).

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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