More than half of the respondents visited Kočevsko for the first time (57%). Of the returning visitors, most have been to Kočevsko for up to 5 times (56.25%), few returned up to 10 times (29.68%) or more than 10 times (14.1%). This indicator greatly depends on the type of destination and its tourist offer, but the fact that visitors like returning to Kočevsko, which is a developing tourist destination, is encouraging.
As many as 81% of visitors also stayed overnight within the destination. Among those, the amount spent per day ranged from 50 to 100 EUR (52.9%), while a smaller proportion spent between 100 and 200 EUR (28.9%), less than 50 EUR (13.2%) or more than 200 EUR (4.9%). Most destinations in Slovenia classify in the mid-range of visitor consumption, but the long-term goal is to attract more tourists and guests who are willing to spend a larger sum for their travel experiences, which greatly depends on the supportive offer that complements the destination experience: cuisine, accommodation and quality experiences and adventures. Daily visitors mostly spent between 25-50 EUR (41.4%) or 50-100 EUR (37.9%), with no one spending more than 200 EUR.
Surveyed visitors largely confirmed (81%) that they are aware of our efforts and initiatives for the development of sustainable tourism and were on the whole satisfied with their visit to Kočevsko (95% answered affirmatively, of which 76% gave the highest rating), which also corresponds to the average data of other Slovenian destinations.