The tourist visit to Carinthia is increasing, according to the first statistics, which are not yet definitive. According to these, tourists in the territory of the Slovenj Gradec municipality generated 30 more overnight stays than the year before, Carinthia however, in the 11 months last year, the number of overnight stays increased by seven percent. Almost 120 accumulated during this period. 000.
Partial monthly data, which does not include facilities with fewer than ten beds, show that tourists created more in the territory of the Slovenj Grad municipality last year. like 18. 000 overnight, which is 13 percent more than a year ago, with some more overnight stays than domestic tourists created by foreign tourists. “Our guests stayed on average three and a half days, which is about the same as the year before,” , explained to STA. d. Director of the Slovenian institute Spotur Marija Lah.
Data from the National Statistical Office of Carinthia, which are not yet definitive, show that tourists were last year in months in Carinthia created almost 120 . 000 overnights, up seven percent from the same period of the year 2018. The highest number of overnight stays is recorded by the municipalities Slovenj Gradec and Mislinja , in the area of the latter there are the most accommodation facilities in the ski center Kope .
“We notice that the tourist visit to the Carinthian region is increasing and the demand is higher. Through joint promotional activities within the Regional Destination Organization, we are raising the profile of Carinthia as a destination for hiking and biking, with strong content in the field of cultural tourism, ” Lahova emphasized.
It is expected that the tourist visit to Carinthia will intensify this year as more important events and celebrations of round anniversaries are planned in the region. Throughout the year, events at 400 – the year of the birth of composer Hugo Wolf will be held in Slovenj Gradec. The biggest event in the spring will be 30. May, when a concert of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra will take place in the center of Slovenj Gradec. A traditional Medieval Prelude will be held there in June, followed by the Slovenian Summer Festival.
This year they will also remember in Carinthia 70. anniversary of the death of the writer Prežihov Voranc (18. February) , in Mežiška the valleys are celebrating 400 – the year of steel , October will pass ) 100 flight from the Carinthian plebiscite.
The main motives for tourists to visit Carinthia are hiking, cycling and skiing, as well as rest on tourist farms. Tourists have been visiting the Kope ski resort in the region, where they have been stepping up summer vacation programs in the past few years, and visits are popular other hiking spots.
More and more cyclists are visiting the region, both on mountain bike trails and the emerging Drava Nature lovers are also attracted to the Karavanke Geopark and, in this context, the museum mine to the Pece Underground . In the summer there is also a possibility of rafting on the river Drava or a break near the natural bath in Radlje ob Dravi. )