Slovenia: Domestic trips increase as outbound travel drops in Q3 2020

Slovenia: Domestic trips increase as outbound travel drops in Q3 2020

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, almost half of Slovenian residents aged 15 or more went on at least one private trip. More than half of all private trips were made within Slovenia. As in the previous quarter, the COVID-19 epidemic was the main reason that deterred most Slovenian residents from travelling, the Slovenian Statistical Agency reports.

In the summer months of July, August and September, 47% of the resident population aged 15 years or more went on at least one private trip, marking a 5 percentage-point drop compared to Q3 of 2019. During this period, around 1,339,000 private trips were made, one quarter down YoY.

According to the Agency’s data, in the last decade, private trips in Slovenia have accounted for around a third of all private trips made in the 3rd quarter of the year. In Q3 2020, the share of all private trips made in Slovenia was more than half (52%), the largest since the Agency started collecting data. The number of private trips made in Slovenia (around 700,000) was almost a third higher YoY, while the number of private trips made abroad (around 640,000) has almost halved. During their private trips in Slovenia, most tourists stayed in rented accommodation facilities, most often in hotels and similar facilities, accounting for slightly more than 300,000 of all private trips in Slovenia, approximately a three-times increase YoY.

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, around 950,000 or 53% of Slovenian residents aged 15 years or more did not go on any private trips. Most of those (27%) who did not go cited the COVID-19 epidemic as the main reason. A quarter (24%) cited health reasons. The same share of Slovenian residents stated as an excuse the lack of time, 15% did not feel the need to go, 8% did not go due to financial reasons and 3% stated that the season was inappropriate for travelling. /ibna