Slovenian Tourists Spend EUR 59 a Day When Abroad
Ljubljana, 24 March - Slovenian tourists spent an average of EUR 59 a day on trips abroad in the final quarter of 2014, data from the Statistics Office released on Tuesday show.
The average Slovenian tourist spent EUR 50 a day when travelling for pleasure, according to the data, with average spending during domestic travel at EUR 37 a day.
The Statistics Office found that one-in-five Slovenians took part in private travel at least once in the last three months of last year.
When business travel is added, 24% of Slovenians aged above 15 travelled from October to December of last year, a survey by the office found.
Of the private trips by Slovenians, 55% were domestic and the rest made abroad. The most visited countries were Croatia (42%), Italy (10%) and Austria (9%).
Slovenians generated 151,000 business trips in the same period, with 92,000 or 5% of the population aged above 15 going on a business trip. More than three-quarters of the business trips were abroad.
Among the 80% of Slovenians who did not go on a private trip in the final quarter, 34% cited financial reasons, 29% a lack of time, and 14% health reasons.
Private travel lasted an average of 3.2 nights, with trips abroad lasting four days on average and trips at home 2.4 nights.