In March 2020, 151.930 persons stayed in the tourism accommodation establishments in the Slovak Republic, two thirds of which were domestic visitors.
The sharp decline in the number of guests and the number of overnight stays was the result of an emergency situation caused by the coronavirus.
The number of overnight stays reached 515.914, of which overnight stays by domestic visitors accounted for more than 70 %.
Compared to the same period last year, the total number of visitors decreased by 65 %, of which domestic visitors decreased by 63,9 % and foreign ones by 66,9 %. The number of overnight stays was lower by 56 % year-on-year.
During March, visitors spent an average of 3,4 nights in the accommodation establishments, including domestic visitors 3,6 nights and foreign ones 2,9 nights.
The most visited region was the Žilinský kraj, the total number of accommodated persons was almost 38 thousand, visitors spent the most nights in it, almost 126 thousand.
Domestic visitors went mainly to the Žilinský and Prešovský kraj, in both regions their number exceeded 23 thousand and the number of overnight stays 80 thousand.
The highest number of foreign visitors (16,9 thousand) visited the Bratislavský kraj, but they spent the most nights in the Žilinský kraj, where the number of overnight stays of foreign visitors exceeded 45 thousand.