Foreigners are discovering Slovenia more and more – in 2022, 5.87 million tourist arrivals were recorded in tourist accommodation facilities in Slovenia, which is 46.6 percent more than in the previous year. The number of tourist overnight stays has also increased.
Domestic tourists generated 1.93 million arrivals, which is 11 percent less than in 2021, and foreign tourists generated 3.9 million, which is 114.8 percent more than the year before.
According to the data of the statistical office, domestic tourists generated slightly more than 5.5 million overnight stays in 12 months, or 35 percent of the total. The number of overnight stays by domestic guests was 14.7 percent less than in 2021. Foreign tourists accounted for almost 10.1 million, or 65 percent of the total. Statisticians counted 110.2 percent more than in 2021. In the latter, guests from Germany accounted for the most overnight stays (18 percent of foreign overnight stays), followed by tourists from Italy, Austria and the Netherlands.
Last year, tourists generated the most overnight stays in the municipality of Ljubljana, namely almost two million. The municipalities of Piran, Bled and Kranjska Gora followed. Among foreign tourists, the capital was the most visited, while the locals spent the night in Piran the most, according to statistics.
In December alone, there were approximately 298,000 tourist arrivals and more than 735,000 overnight stays in tourist accommodation facilities. Arrivals were about the same as in December 2021, but overnight stays were four percent less. Foreign tourists accounted for 59 percent of all tourist overnight stays.
There were almost 184,000 arrivals of foreign tourists in tourist accommodation facilities. They created approximately 434,000 overnight stays, which is 98 percent more than the year before, the most in the municipality of Ljubljana, which according to statistics was also the overall municipality with the most overnight stays.
Most domestic tourists spent the night in the municipality of Kranjska Gora
There were 15.59 million tourist overnight stays, which is 38.5 percent more than in 2021. Domestic tourists accounted for 41 percent of all overnight stays, the most in the municipality of Kranjska Gora. Tourist accommodation establishments reported 114,000 of their arrivals and just over 301,000 overnight stays; this was about half as much as in the same month last year, but seven percent more than in 2019.
Among foreign tourists, those from Italy made the most overnight stays, slightly less than 110,400, or a quarter of all. They were followed by tourists from Croatia (12 percent), Austria (11 percent), Germany (six percent) and Serbia (five percent).
Almost a third of overnight stays were in accommodation facilities in spa municipalities, the largest share of which was in the municipality of Brežice. Mountain municipalities followed (23 percent of all overnight stays), Ljubljana (19 percent) and coastal municipalities (11 percent).
Domestic and foreign tourists spent the most overnight stays in hotels (approximately 416,600 overnight stays or 57 percent of the total), followed by private rooms, apartments and houses (19 percent), the statistical office summarizes.