TOURIST accommodation facilities operating in Slovakia reported sales of Sk6.3 billion (EUR170 million) last year, a 6.5 percent increase from the year before. In 2005, 1.5 million foreign tourists visited Slovakia.
Foreign tourists spent Sk4 billion on accommodation, 9.4 percent higher than in 2004, the Slovak Statistics Bureau reported.
Turnover from accommodation at hotels and boarding houses amounted to Sk5.3 billion, of which 67.4 percent was generated by foreign tourists.
The number of tourists accommodated rose by 5.7 percent in 2005 to 3.4 million. Of this, foreign tourists made up 44.2 percent.
Visitors from the Czech Republic accounted for the largest share of foreign tourists, at 28 percent, followed by visitors from Poland (13.1 percent), Germany (12.8 percent), Hungary (8 percent) and Austria (3.7 percent).
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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