Slovenia benefits from cruise tourism

November 10, 2014 9:11 am 

LJUBLJANA, Nov. 10 — Slovenia, with only one business port of Koper, is making profit by offering good tourism services to travelers brought by cruises, according to a study report.

Cruise tourism brought more than five million euros (USD 6.2 million) to the Slovenian economy last year, Slovenian Press Agency quoted the study as reporting on Sunday.

Cruiser tourists spending in Slovenia was 78 euros per person on the average, somewhat higher than the average for west European seaports.

The year 2014 has witnessed 45 passenger ships sending a total of 58,970 passengers to the port of Koper, which is situated some 105 km southwest of Ljubljana.

The port has received about 450,000 passengers since 2004, thus putting the passenger terminal among major seaports in the Mediterranean, said sources of the Koper municipality.

Thanks to the rapid-growing cruise industry, the Mediterranean Sea has become one of the favorite destinations for tourists in the world. (1 euro = USD 1.24) (PNA/Xinhua)

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