Tourism in Slovakia at only 11% of the pre-pandemic values

In April visits to hotels and boarding houses were one third ahead of March but still rose to only 11% of the pre-pandemic values, Slovak Statistical Office shows.

The accommodation establishments were visited by 50 thousand people, which was by 89% less than the number of visitors two years ago in April.

Two years ago (in April 2019), up to 442 thousand visitors used the accommodation services and reported 1,1 million overnight stays.

A significant majority of visitors in Slovakia in April were also domestic tourists, representing 86,2% of the number of accommodated visitors (43 thousand people).

In April, the most domestic tourists visited Žilinský kraj, Bratislavský kraj and Prešovský kraj.

At the same time, accommodation establishments were visited by 7 thousand foreign visitors in April. A year before the pandemic (April 2019), their number exceeded 171 thousand. 

In total, for the months of January to April 2021, 140,2 thousand visitors were accommodated in tourism establishments, which represents a year-on-year decrease by 87,1%.

The number of domestic visitors decreased by 83,4% year-on-year in four months and the number of foreigners by 93,9 %.