Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Sk18.9 bn earned from tourism Jan-May 07

For the first five months of 2007, Slovakia brought in Sk18.9 billion from foreign tourism, an increase of 11.1 percent year-on-year, the Economy Ministry reported on August 1 based on preliminary data provided by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS).

Meanwhile, the foreign currency expenditures of Slovaks increased by 21.4 percent to reach Sk13.72 billion. In this January-May period, the share of individual tourism in foreign currency incomes represented 95.3 percent, while organized tourism represented 4.2 percent, and non-banking exchange offices 0.5 percent.

As much as 82.1 percent of the overall volume of foreign currency expenses were created by individual tourism, followed by organized tours on 12 percent, and working trips abroad 5.9 percent. The surplus – more coming in than going out – of foreign tourism revenues was Sk5.17 billion.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Letters can be checked at work – but is it legal?

The recent scandal surrounding the parliamentary office opening and checking the post of MPs has opened the issue of postal privacy – which also concerns emails or text messages – guaranteed by the law.

Andrej Danko, speaker of parliament

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.

Blog: A line does not always form

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

The foreigners’ police department in Petržalka

Coalition SNS seeks mandatory 13th salary

The business sector claims that such a step would lead to speculation and slow the growth of wages.