More than one third of Slovaks have never taken a holiday by the sea

Most Slovaks prefer to relax by the water during their holiday.

(Source: Sme)

Relaxing by the water is the main reason for a holiday for two thirds of Slovaks, while one in five wants to discover new places, 14 percent want to have a rest, 13 percent want to visit their families or friends and a mere 3 percent want to actively do sport, according to a survey carried out by the Go4insight agency on a sample of 1,000 respondents aged between 15-79 at the turn of July and August 2018.

The survey showed that 35 percent of Slovaks have never been on a seaside holiday. Even among people with a net income higher than €1,000 about 15 percent have never taken a holiday by the sea.

About half of those who didn’t go for a summer holiday this year cite financial reasons, while one in four did not take a summer holiday due to health or family problems.

“This summer 46 percent of the Slovak population aged between 15-79 took a holiday,” said Július Filo, managing partner of Go4insight, as cited by the TASR newswire.

Concerning their holiday destinations, the highest share of Slovaks (36 percent) spent their summer holiday in Slovakia this year. They spent a holiday chiefly in central Slovakia, followed by eastern Slovakia, while the lowest share spent a holiday in western Slovakia. The most popular foreign destinations for Slovaks are Croatia, followed by Italy, the Czech Republic and Greece.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

Dolný Kubín

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.