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

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

Last update: 25.05.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Tourism
Publish Date: 25.05.2020

In March, a sharp decline in the number of guests and the number of overnight stays was the result of an emergency situation caused by the coronavirus.

In March 2020, 151 930 persons stayed in the tourism accommodation establishments in the SR, two thirds of which were domestic visitors. The number of overnight stays reached 515 914, of which overnight stays by domestic visitors accounted for more than 70 %. Compared to the same period last year, the total number of visitors decreased by 65 %, of which domestic visitors  decreased by 63,9 % and foreign ones by 66,9 %. The number of overnight stays was lower by 56 % year-on-year.

In March, tourism statistics were influenced by measures taken in response to an emergency situation against of the coronavirus spread, the sector was directly affected by a closure of accommodation establishments, which led to a decline in tourism performance indicators.

Graph - Development of the number of visitors in the SR

During March, visitors spent an average of 3,4 nights in the accommodation establishments, including  domestic visitors 3,6 nights and foreign ones 2,9 nights.

The most visited region was the Žilinský kraj, the total number of accommodated persons was almost 38 thousand, visitors spent the most nights in it, almost 126 thousand. Domestic visitors went mainly to the Žilinský and Prešovský kraj, in both regions their number exceeded 23 thousand and the number of overnight stays 80 thousand. The highest number of foreign visitors (16,9 thousand) visited the Bratislavský kraj, but they spent the most nights in the Žilinský kraj, where the number of overnight stays of foreign visitors exceeded 45 thousand.

The balance of the entire first quarter was also significantly affected by the March declines in the number of visitors, as well as overnight stays in connection with anti-coronavirus measures. In the first three months of 2020, 1 082 590 visitors were accommodated in Slovakia, which represents a decrease of 13,7 % compared to the same period last year. The number of overnight stays decreased by 10,6 % to 3 090 935.

In the first quarter of 2020, the accommodation establishments were visited by 699 572 domestic visitors, their number decreased by 12 9 % year-on-year. They spent 2 046 991 nights in tourism establishments. The number of foreigners decreased by 14,9 % to 383 018 visitors, the number of overnight stays reached 1 043 944, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 12,2 %.

At the end of March 2020, 4 465 accommodation establishments provided accommodation services. Their number increased by 335 objects (by 8,1 %) year-on-year based on the updated statistical Register of Accommodation Establishments by municipalities. There were 70,3 thousand rooms with 184,6 thousand beds. Compared to March 2019, the number of rooms increased by 1,9 thousand (by 2,8 %) and the number of beds by 6,8 thousand (by 3,8 %).

We would like to thank all the entrepreneurs who, in the current difficult situation, provided the Statistical Office of the SR with the primary data required for a compilation of statistics on accommodation establishments.


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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