The indicator shows the development of tourism in Slovenia with the trends in the number of available beds and the number of overnight stays of tourists, as well as their temporal and spatial distribution, primarily with regard to proximity of protected areas.
Statistical Yearbook RS 1996-2002, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia; SI-STAT, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2008
|overnight stays||index (1992 = 100)||100||106||115||115||114||125||123||119||132||140|
|beds||index (1992 = 100)||100||104||105||102||108||111||111||110||110||111|
|overnight stays||index (1992 = 100)||144||147||149||149||151||162|
|beds||index (1992 = 100)||112||112||110||110||113||115|
SI-STAT, Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2008
|health||number (in 1000)||175||192||193||205||205||226||282||325||234||233|
|seaside||number (in 1000)||47||62||94||140||153||243||390||390||206||115|
|mountain||number (in 1000)||160||156||103||91||121||177||352||391||167||84|
|other||number (in 1000)||90||87||111||132||140||165||202||220||169||140|
|health||number (in 1000)||201||180|
|seaside||number (in 1000)||88||64|
|mountain||number (in 1000)||42||104|
|other||number (in 1000)||109||104|
In the section entitled Tourism, the National Environmental Action Programme envisages directing practices towards the development of sustainable forms of tourism. These would ensure sound utilization of space as well as environment-friendly activities, facilities and the development of tourism supply which will take great consideration of natural and cultural identities in marketing. The National Environmental Action Programme considers management of mass tourism as one of most essential measures in the area of environmental protection wherever the latter might cause unacceptable degradation of the environment.
The data used have been issued by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, published in Statistical Yearbooks of the Republic of Slovenia.
Data on capacities of tourist accommodation facilities (number of rooms and beds) and on tourist arrivals and overnight stays are reported monthly to the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia by companies and other organisations providing accommodation to tourists or providing such services as an agency, as well as individuals who let private rooms. The data are based on total coverage.
An overnight stay is every night that a tourist actually spends (sleeps or stays) or is registered (his/her physical presence there not being necessary) in an accommodation establishment.
A tourist resort is any place meeting the following specifications:
- is attractive (natural beauties, health spas, cultural and historical monuments, cultural, entertainment and sporting events, etc.),
- has communications facilities (accessibility, transport connections, etc.),
- has reception facilities (accommodation establishments with accompanying trade, crafts and postal services as well as parks, promenades and bathing facilities, etc.).
Places meeting the above criteria for “tourist resorts” are further divided into the following groups:
- health resorts (i.e. places where the healing effect of thermal or mineral waters or other geological mineral components is medically or empirically proven. These include climatic, mineral water and thermal water health resorts which, as a rule, also provide suitable facilities for recovery and rehabilitation of the health of visitors.),
- seaside resorts (i.e. places located along the sea coast),
- mountain resorts (i.e., as a rule, places situated more than 500 metres above sea level or in the territorial area of a mountain), and
- other tourist resorts (i.e. places with particularly attractive elements, e.g. climate conditions, cultural or historical monuments, etc., riverside and lakeside areas and other places that cannot be classified among any of the above mentioned places, and the Slovenian capital – Ljubljana).
Data regarding protected natural areas nature derive from the Register of protected areas, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, and are taken from the Collection of digital maps and raster base maps, Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia.