Tourism in the High Tatras flourished in 2018

The biggest group of tourists are still Slovaks.

(Source: Oliver Ondráš, TASR)
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Tourism flourished in the High Tatras in 2018. The Statistic Office recently published the official statistics for last year. The region of the High Tatras remained the most visited one in Slovakia. The biggest group of tourists are still Slovaks.

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“In our region the year 2018 was more successful than the previous ones,” said manager of Regional Organisation of Tourism High Tatras, Veronika Littvová, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The number of accommodated visitors exceeded the level of half million for the first time in history. There were almost 512,000 accommodated guests, i.e. an increase by 2.5 percent.

Interest grows

The number of overnight stays also increased by 2.63 percent and reached a value of almost 1.5 million. The increase in turnover for accommodation is also significant, growing by 14.4 percent.

“The data shows that interest in visiting the region is continually growing,” she said, as quoted by TASR.

Both Slovak and foreign tourists will find something for themselves in the High Tatras. They can enjoy fun and cultural events, admire the beauty of nature, hike and relax.

Štrba the winner

The largest increase was in Štrba village, with an increase in accommodated visitors by 5.71 percent, overnight stays by more than 8.6 percent, and a significant increase in turnover for accommodation by almost 13.3 percent.

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Second place goes to the town of Vysoké Tatry, with an increase in accommodated visitors by 3.63 percent, overnight stays by 2.71 percent, and the highest increase in turnover for accommodation by 17 percent.

Slovak tourists remained the biggest group of visitors in the region, followed by tourists from the Czech Republic and Poland. Frequent visitors also include Hungarian and German tourists. There has been a slight decrease of Russian tourists, replaced by Ukrainians.

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