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More foreign tourists arrive in Slovakia

The number of foreign tourists coming to Slovakia is increasing. During the first half of 2011 it grew by 12 percent year-on-year to 658,000, the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR) said at a press conference on September 20.

The number of foreign tourists coming to Slovakia is increasing. During the first half of 2011 it grew by 12 percent year-on-year to 658,000, the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR) said at a press conference on September 20.

“The statistics show that one out of every three visitors comes from the Czech Republic,” said Transport Minister Ján Figeľ, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that during the first six months of 2011 the number of Czech tourists grew by 11.1 percent year-on-year.

The number of tourists from Hungary increased by 21.5 percent during the same period. The head of SACR, Peter Belinský, said he believes that such growth could have been caused by the improvement seen in bilateral relations between Hungary and Slovakia, TASR wrote.

The number of Polish tourists, who are especially fond of the High Tatras, grew by 5 percent year-on-year.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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