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Development of tourism in accommodation establishments in the SR in January 2021

Development of tourism in accommodation establishments in the SR in January 2021

Last update: 23.03.2021
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Sectoral statistics
Domain: Tourism
Publish Date: 23.03.2021

In January, the total number of visitors in hotels and boarding houses decreased by 94 %.

In the first month of this year, the accommodation establishments were visited only by almost 6 % of visitors from January 2020. The highest slump in the number of visitors was recorded by the regions focused on winter tourism, the attendance of others was drawn only by the spas.

New, stricter measures against Covid-19, which have completely restricted guest accommodation in hotels, boarding houses and other accommodation establishments since January, caused a 94,1 % slump in the number of guests during January 2021. In total, 26,6 thousand guests were accommodated in accommodation establishments in January 2021, which is the second highest percentage slump since the beginning of 2020 (worse situation was only in April 2020).

Development of the number of visitors in the SR - Graph

 In January, the number of visitors concerned mainly the guests from winter stays from the beginning of January, guests of spas, visitors to private apartments and houses (operated by entrepreneurs), or students on long-term exchanges, or business travelers.

The number of visitors dropped for the fifth month in a row. Guests spent more than 112 thousand nights at the establishments, their number fell by 90,5 %, year-on-year. While in the corresponding period last year, the number of visitors reached nearly 450 thousand persons and 1,2 million overnight stays. The length of stays increased year-on-year from 2,7 to 4,2 nights again thanks to spa stays of domestic visitors. The highest increase in the number of overnight stays was in Trenčiansky kraj from 3,5 to 7,8 nights and in Banskobystrický kraj from 2,7 to 6,8 nights.

Visitors in accommodation establishments of tourism - Graph

As regards the number of visitors in the SR, in January they were mainly domestic tourists, representing 80 % of the total number of accommodated tourists (21,4 thousand). Their number dropped by 92,4 %, year-on-year. The closure of ski resorts at the beginning of the year caused a decrease in the number of visitors, especially in regions focused on winter tourism. In Prešovský and Banskobystrický kraj, the number of domestic tourists decreased by more than 95 %. In other regions, the decrease was lower mainly due to spa stays.

In January, accommodation establishments in Slovakia were visited by only 5,2 thousand foreign visitors, representing a year-on-year drop by 96,8 %. Last year, 166 thousand foreigners spent their stay in Slovakia.

Note: Statistics of accommodation establishments contain data from all legal entities and natural persons with assigned registration number, which are kept in the Register of Accommodation Establishments of the SO SR and provide temporary accommodation to visitors of tourism.


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