More than 63 percent of the 579,075 tourists who visited Bratislava Region in the first nine months of 2010 were foreigners, the Statistics Office announced, as reported by the TASR newswire. Compared to the same period in 2009, the number of domestic tourists in Bratislava Region fell by 10.6 percent, while the number of foreigners increased by 8.2 percent. This region hosted 21.8 percent of all visitors in Slovakia.
Most tourists came to Bratislava from the Czech Republic (18 percent), Germany (11.8 percent), Poland (9.2 percent), Italy (7.2 percent) and the United Kingdom (5.7 percent), TASR wrote, quoting the Statistics Office as its source.
The average length of accommodation was 2.1 nights, with foreign guests staying an average of 1.8 nights and domestic guests 2.6 nights – a reflection that the region still suffering from a so-called 'transit stay' phenomenon. The average length of accommodation within Slovakia as a whole was 3.3 nights, with foreigners staying for 2.9 nights. Profits stemming from accommodation reached €42.4 million in this period, 71.3 percent coming from foreigners, but it represented a drop of 1.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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31. Jan 2011 at 14:00