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

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

Last update: 23.03.2020
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Tourism
Publish Date: 23.03.2020

The number of foreign visitors increased year-on-year by 19,8 %, after six months it grew faster than the number of domestic visitors.

The favourable development of tourism continued in the first month of the new year 2020, although the growth rate was more moderate than in the individual months of the second half of last year. The number of visitors in accommodation establishments increased by 17,1 % and the number of overnight stays by 15 % in January. The total number of visitors thus reached 448 471 persons and the number of overnight stays  was 1 191 349.

Domestic visitors represented 62,9 % of the total number of visitors; 282,2 thous. of persons were accommodated in accommodation establishments of tourism. Their number increased year-on-year by 15,6 %, which was by 5,3 p.p. more than last year. The number of foreign visitors increased at a faster rate, up by 19,8 % year-on-year. In January, they represented 166,2 thous. in Slovakia in total.

Development of tourism in accommodation establishments in the SR in January 2020 - Graph

The visitors spent, on average, 2,7 days in the accommodation establishments, of which domestic visitors 2,7 days and foreign visitors 2,6 days.

In regional terms, the visitors were the most interested in Žilinský kraj. In total, there were 115,5 thous. persons accommodated, of which 62,2 % were domestic visitors. The most attractive domestic tourist sites, except Žilinský kraj with almost 72 thous. visitors, were also Prešovský kraj, which was visited by more than 67 thous. visitors and Banskobystrický kraj with more than 50 thous. visitors. The number of overnight stays in these regions exceeded the limit of 100 thous., in the first two regions there were 190 overnight stays and in Banskobystrický kraj more than 135 thous.

The total number of visitors increased in all regions, in two of them it was higher by more than 20 %, most notably in Prešovský kraj, followed by Bratislavský kraj with a growth by 21 %. The number of domestic visitors was higher in all regions, among foreign visitors, a decrease was recorded only in Trenčiansky kraj by 5,8 %.

As of end of January 2020, accommodation services were provided by 4 457 accommodation establishments in the SR. Their number increased year-on-year by 354 establishments (by 8,6 %) based on the statistical register of accommodation establishments updated by municipalities. There were 70,4 thous. rooms with 185 beds available. Compared with January 2019, the number of rooms grew by 2,7 thous. (by 4 %) and the number of beds by 9,1 thous. (by 5,1 %).


Note: statistics of 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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