Slovenia is seeing a growing number of tourists, but where do they come from, and how long do they stay? You might be surprised at the answers.
Using SURS data for August 2019, the peak month, a total of 879,291 tourist arrivals were recorded. The top two countries, by far, were Germany and Italy. With regard to the number of overnight stays, the shortest trips to the sunny side of the Alps were made by visitors from South Korea – just 1.22 nights, on average – with the average overall being 2.48. An outlier here is Malta, with an average of 5.01 nights, and visitors from Iceland (3.94), Russia (3.80), and Israel (3.66) also seeming to adopt a more leisurely pace to enjoying the country.
The full list, from most tourist arrivals to least, can be seen below, with more data to explore on SURS. Note that the figures are based on hotel, hostel and other accomodation registrations, which may explain the relatrively low numbers from next door Croatia
|Other Asian countries||15,090||2.52|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||5,536||2.81|
|Other countries of South & Central America||3,674||1.85|
|Other European countries||3,416||2.10|
|Other African countries||1,259||3.16|
|Other countries of Oceania||47||2.15|