FOCUS SHORT

Austrians interested in Slovakia

THE POPULARITY of Slovakia among Austrians as a tourist destination is growing. The number of visitors to Slovakia’s accommodation facilities from Austria increased from 50,000 in 2009 to 66,000 in 2013, the TASR newswire reported.

THE POPULARITY of Slovakia among Austrians as a tourist destination is growing. The number of visitors to Slovakia’s accommodation facilities from Austria increased from 50,000 in 2009 to 66,000 in 2013, the TASR newswire reported.

Austrians often go to Slovakia to visit spas or aqua parks. Tourists mostly come from Vienna and its vicinity due to good transport connections and awareness of the offers in Bratislava and Slovakia for tourists.

Representatives of tourism in Bratislava report an increase in the number of Austrians visiting Bratislava and its vicinity. The number of overnight stays increased by almost 15 percent during the first three quarters of 2013 compared with the same period of 2012, while the total number of visitors increased by more than 11 percent.

“[Austrians are] our close neighbours; he/she is naturally interested in Slovakia and he/she only needs to get information about what he/she can do in Slovakia,” Alžbeta Melicharová from the Bratislava destination management organisation Bratislava Region Tourism said, as cited by TASR.

Top stories

Via Bona Awards ceremony

The most responsible companies in Slovakia awarded

During the Via Bona Awards ceremony for corporate responsibility Slovak President Kiska became part of the music band as a guitar player and singer.

Slovakia overcame another opponent

THE SLOVAK national football team is still unbeaten in EURO 2016 qualification after its match with Luxembourg on March 27. 

Marcus Miller

Countrywide events

Spring Feast at the castle, Rock in the Museum, Day of motivating lectures, Jazz from New York, Dog show, Romeo and Juliet Ballet and much more for upcoming days.

Blog: Customer service experience in Bratislava

LIVING in Bratislava I have heard many stories about the lack of customer service in the city. Many of them I consider are due to cultural differences, but there are a few horror stories that make me wonder if there…