Residents blame tourism for destroyed nature and high prices in top tourist area

Liptov would be another 'hungry valley' without tourism, some argue.

Liptov is a popular destination for tourists in winter and summer alike.Liptov is a popular destination for tourists in winter and summer alike. (Source: Jakub Vojtek )

One of Slovakia's key tourist destinations is Žilina Region. Last year, more than a million people were recorded as staying here. Of those, almost half visited the Liptovský Mikuláš district.

The Statistics Office has published data on tourism for 2022. They show that Bratislava attracted almost 930,000 visitors who stayed overnight.

Poprad district was in second place, with 610,000 visitors in 2022. The third most-visited district was Liptovský Mikuláš, where 470,000 overnight stays were recorded.

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In terms of specific locations within Žilina Region, the resort village of Demänovská Dolina, a skiing and hiking destination in the Low Tatras, had the highest number of overnight visitors.

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