For a quarter of a century Slovenian tourism has taken serious steps to develop and promote it; it developed and grew with dynamics above the medium. Currently, it accounts for 12.8% of GDP, accounting for 37.6% of exports of tourist services - 7.5% of total exports in 2015. The 2015 tourist year reached a record high: for the first time since gaining independence, the number of nights exceeded the 10 million limit and the total inflow from the export of tourism services amounted to 2.2 billion euros.
Tourism is an important economic activity in Slovenia with numerous multiplier effects and high potential for development and growth. Compared to the European and world average, in Slovenia the share of exports of tourism services in total exports and the share of total tourism impact on GDP is much higher, as is the share of workers in this sector.
Most of the demand is generated by guests from abroad. The number of domestic visits in the analyzed period (2010-2015) decreased by 7% and reached 31%, while the number of foreign visits increased from 62% to 69%. This trend was followed by the number of overnight stays. The number of overnight stays of domestic guests decreased by 8% and reached 36%, while the share of overnight stays of foreign guests increased from 56% to 64% of all overnight stays. One-day visitors are also important.
According to the Global Peace Index, we ranked 15th among the 162 countries evaluated last year, and this year among the 163 countries - 10th.
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