LJUBLJANA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia expects to record more than 5.6 million tourist arrivals and more than 15.2 million tourist nights by the end of 2018, a record high, the national media reported on Tuesday.
Its tourism revenue also grew up by nearly 12 percent to 2.12 million euros in the first nine months of the year, the Slovenian Press Agency STA said.
"That 2018 will be a new record year is already clear. The number of tourist nights from 2017 was exceeded as early as the end of October," the Slovenian Economy Minister Zdravko Pocivalsek was quoted as saying in the report.
Director of Slovenia Tourist Board Maja Pak attributed the result to intensive and successful market promotion this year based on culture, which will also be the case in 2019, she said.
She is also happy with the media attention abroad, stressing Slovenia had been regularly making it to lists of recommended destinations. "Slovenia is not only a recognisable destination, it is now a trendy destination."