Slovakia attracts more tourists

The number of holidaymakers in Slovakia in the first half of 2012 rose compared to the same period in 2011 both in terms of domestic tourists (up 5.6 percent) and foreign tourists (up 1 percent), the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR) announced on Wednesday, September 12.

The number of holidaymakers in Slovakia in the first half of 2012 rose compared to the same period in 2011 both in terms of domestic tourists (up 5.6 percent) and foreign tourists (up 1 percent), the Slovak Tourist Board (SACR) announced on Wednesday, September 12.

"Given the fact that the statistics last year were heavily influenced by the Ice Hockey World Championship [in Bratislava and Košice], the slight increase in the number of visitors is good news for Slovak tourism," said SACR’s PR manager Zuzana Nemcová, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Nonetheless, SACR regrets that there were fewer tourists from neighbouring countries, even though the fall was offset by visitors from more distant countries.

"The number of Czech tourists fell by 0.6 percent year-on-year, for example, while there were 4.7 percent fewer Poles and 9 percent fewer Hungarians," said Nemcová. "On the other hand, the increase in the number of tourists from German-speaking countries was gratifying, as there were 1.1 percent more Germans and 4.6 percent more Austrians visiting Slovakia," she said, adding that mid-season urban tourism and spa tourism featured in the good results.

Source: TASR

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

News Digest: Climate in Slovakia could be similar to Italy's in a few decades

Suburban transport in Bratislava Region to improve, registration for regulated parking in Bratislava launched, utility regulator announces price caps for 2022.


6 h
Waydanovský House, today Martineum, after reconstruction.

Historical house near Bratislava cathedral no longer needs to hide behind Van Gogh

The Waydanovský House, now Martineum, will serve as the background facility for St Martin's Cathedral. Take a look at how it looked in the past and now.


1. dec
Trenčín covered in Christmas lights on November 29, 2021.

Weekend: Ježiško's Christmas Post Office is open, expecting letters from around the world

Make yourself comfortable and explore what has been going on in Slovakia in the past days.


13 h

Culture Ministry looks to create ‘21st century environment’ for Slovak media

Transparency of ownership and financing among proposed overhaul of decades-old laws.


2. dec
Skryť Close ad