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LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), August 30 (SeeNews) – A total of 2,572,994 foreign tourists visited Slovenia in the first seven months of 2019, up 6.8% year-on-year, the state statistical office said on Friday, citing provisional data.
Overnight stays by foreign tourists increased by 4.7% on the year to 6,257,478 in January-July, the statistical office said in a statement.
The number of domestic tourists rose by 1.0% to 876,194, taking the total number of tourists to 3,449,188, up 5.2% compared to January-July 2018.
Overnight stays by domestic tourists totalled 2,556,710 in the first seven months of 2019, down 1.7% on the year. The overall number of tourist overnights in the review period totalled 8,814,188, up 2.8%.
In July alone, 746,666 foreign tourists visited Slovenia, up 5.2% year-on-year. Overnight stays by foreign tourists rose 2.6% to 1,972,651.
In July, most overnight stays were made by foreign tourists from Germany and Netherlands, accounting for 14% and 10% of the total, respectively, followed by Czech Republic with 8%.
Around 926,000, or 37% of all overnight stays, were spent in mountain resorts, followed by 23% in seaside resorts.
In 2018, tourist arrivals to Slovenia increased by 7.8% to 5,933,266, while overnight stays added 10.5% to 15,694,705.