Hotels on coast almost fully booked, guests mostly Slovenians

Portorož, 28 June - Slovenian seaside resorts, popular tourist destinations in the country, are seeing a considerably bigger share of domestic guests in the wake of coronavirus restrictions as well as concerns and introduction of government holiday vouchers. Accommodation providers are optimistic, recording growing demand.

The Portorož beach.
Photo: Mitja Volčanšek/STA

Since Thursday, all seaside hotels belonging to the Sava Turizem company are open and have been almost fully booked this weekend. Eurotas hotels on the coast are also seeing increased demand.

Next weekend, the situation will be similar, said Sava Turizem; its hotels in Izola and Strunjan are to be mostly fully booked, whereas the rest will record 65%-70% occupancy rate.

Domestic guests are the majority, followed by tourists from Austria and Germany.

The share of Slovenian guests in Sava Turizem hotels has spiked. Previously, domestic guests accounted for some 30% of all the demand, whereas this year almost 80% come from Slovenia.

Meanwhile, Eurotas hotels at the seaside have also reopened, seeing buoyant demand. Foreign guests are still more common, however the share of Slovenians has increased as well compared to previous tourist seasons.

Moreover, government holiday vouchers have been in the spotlight, with many Slovenians opting to use them or asking about relevant instructions, the company said.

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