In June 2018, there were 2.6 million arrivals of tourists who realised 11.9 million tourist nights in commercial accommodation establishments. Compared to June 2017, there were 4.0 percent more arrivals and 1.5 percent less nights.
Domestic tourists realised 234 thousand arrivals and 781 thousand nights, which is an increase in tourist arrivals of 13.0 percent and in tourist nights of 14.4 percent, as compared to June 2017. Foreign tourists realised 2.4 million arrivals and 11.1 million nights, which is by 3.2 percent more arrivals and by 2.4 percent less nights than in June 2017.
The most foreign tourist nights in June 2018 were realised by tourists from Germany (21.8 percent), Austria (10.2 percent), Slovenia (8.9 percent), Czech Republic and Poland (7.8 percent each) and the United Kingdom (6.4 percent).
In June 2018, tourists aged 55 to 64 realised the most nights, nearly 2 million, which accounts for 16.8 percent of the total realised nights. They were followed by tourists aged up to 14 and tourists aged 45 to 54, who realised nearly 1.9 million nights each, i.e. 15.8 percent of the total realised nights for each age group.
Increase in tourist arrivals and nights in the first six months
In the first six months of 2018, tourists realised 6 million arrivals and 22 million nights in commercial accommodation establishments, which is an increase in tourist arrivals of 12percent and in tourist nights of 9percent compared to the same period of 2017.
In the period from January to June 2018, domestic tourists realised 889 thousand arrivals and 2.2 million nights, which is an increase of 11percent in arrivals and 10percent in nights, as compared to the same period of 2017.