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Travel and Tourism - Slovakia - November 2013

Slovakia is a Central European country, which is often overshadowed by its more popular neighbours such as Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Despite its ‘timid’ image, the country has a great deal to offer to visitors. Sometimes referred to as the ‘rural’ sister of the Czech Republic, Slovakia has well-preserved nature and rich landscapes and territories.

Joining the EU (2003) and the Eurozone (2009) were great successes for Slovakia but the country has gone through some dynamic political and economic changes since it first took the road of transition towards democracy and market economy. Integration with the European economy and fast growth in the years before the economic downturn led to an increased standard of living and significant development projects, especially in the capital city Bratislava.

From a traveller perspective, Slovakia is frequently seen as an add-on destination to some of its neighbours, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria. This is especially true for distant markets such as Russia, the US, Canada, Asia and Australia.

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Table of contents

  1. Slovakia: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Nature and outdoors
                • Figure 1: Significant national parks & protected areas in Slovakia, 2013
              • Cultural and historical heritage
                • Spa tourism
                • Tourism and the Economy

                    • Figure 2: Tourism & the economy, 2012-23
                    • Figure 3: Travel & tourism indicators and the economy, 2007-23
                    • Figure 4: International & domestic tourism indicators, 2007-23
                • Arrivals

                  • International
                    • Figure 5: International arrivals at accommodation establishments, 2003-12
                    • Figure 6: International arrivals from leading source markets (at accommodation establishments), 2006-12
                    • Figure 7: International arrivals & receipts in Central Europe, 2011-12
                  • Domestic
                    • Figure 8: International versus domestic visitors, 2002-12
                • Market Characteristics

                  • International
                    • Purpose of visit
                      • Figure 9: Foreign visits in specific regions, 2012
                    • Seasonality
                      • Figure 10: Seasonality of international visitors, 2012
                    • Length of stay
                      • Figure 11: Average length of stay of international visitors, 2010-12
                      • Figure 12: International length of stay for key markets, Q1/2012/13
                    • Domestic
                      • Purpose of visit
                        • Figure 12: Purpose of visit of domestic visitors, 2012
                      • Seasonality
                        • Figure 13: Seasonality of international visitors, 2012
                      • Length of stay
                        • Figure 14: Average length of stay of domestic visitors, 2010-12
                    • Transport

                      • Air
                        • Road
                          • Rail
                            • Sea
                            • Accommodation

                                • Figure 15: International versus domestic visitors, 2002-12
                                • Figure 16: Occupancy in specific regions, 2012
                            • Tourism News

                              • IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
                                • Cycling and activities across the borders
                                  • 2020 Strategy for Development of Tourism
                                  • What Next?

                                      • Using tourism for job creation in the crisis
                                        • Sustainability and the sector

                                        Travel and Tourism - Slovakia - November 2013

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