Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo