TMR has published the main indicators of the last summer season of 2018, i.e. from 1st June 2018 to 30th September 2018 when compared to the same period last year. The comparison covers mountain resorts – Jasná Nízke Tatry, Vysoké Tatry – Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec and Štrbské Pleso, amusement parks – Aquapark Tatralandia, Legendia – Silesian amusement park in Poland, and hotels of the TMR portfolio in Slovakia. Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski (Szczyrk) in Poland, which was not operating during the summer season, has not been included in the comparison.
- The number of clients that used cableways in mountain resorts fell by -3% in the comparison period
- The turnout in amusement parks remained on the same level as last year (+0.9%)
- The occupancy rate weighted average in the segment of hotels decreased by -1.2 percentage points and the average rate per date improved by +10.6%
- Cableway ticket sale takings grew by +8.6%
- The sales in the segment of Amusement parks fell by -1.4%
- The hotel sales increased by +2.3%
- The sales in restaurant facilities grew by +2.9% and the takings in the field of sports services and shops increased by +17.8%
- The total revenue in the summer season grew by +4.1% when compared to the previous year
CEO TMR Bohuš Hlavatý commented the results as follows: “The turnout decline in the mountains was caused by changeable and rainy weather at the beginning of the summer and improved safety all around the world which mainly fans of seaside destinations benefited from. We are very happy that although the number of Polish tourists at Tatralandia fell down as a result of massive marketing campaigns of rival Polish water parks outside Slovakia, we have managed to reach moderate turnout growth in the segment of Amusement parks also thanks to new products and services. The main events of the season included opening of two new giant water slides in Tatralandia. One of them is the first of its kind and the biggest turbulence-type water slide in Europe. GOPASS in all countries where TMR is active exceeded the number of 1.13 million members in summer. We hope we will continue with this positive trend and keep expanding our loyalty programme successfully also in the upcoming winter season.”
As for the climatic conditions, the summer was quite changeable. Hot tropical periods were often followed by strong waves of cold and rainy weather, which considerably influences the turnout in mountain resorts and amusement parks in summer. 75.5% of TMR mountain resort clients were again from Slovakia, 12.1% came from the Czech Republic and 5.4% from Poland. The percentage of Slovak clients in Mountain resorts grew by almost 7% when compared to the previous year, the percentage of the Polish fell by almost 3% and the number of Czech clients decreased by 2.3%. The turnout decline as for foreign tourists was caused by the improved safety in traditional seaside destinations in our opinion.
The water park of Tatralandia was dominated by Slovak clients again – the number grew by 4% year-to-year. The park registered the biggest loss of Polish clients on the other way – the number fell by 9 percentage points. The Legendia park was visited only by Polish clients.
The nationality structure of guests in hotels of the TMR portfolio did not change so much. The Tatras and the region of Liptov are still sought after and popular with clients from Slovakia (41.9%), the Czech Republic (26.6%) and Poland (10.3%).
The structure of clients who use the accommodation facility in the water park complex changed a little. After last year´s decline, the number of Czech clients who spent most nights at the facility in summer grew again. The turnout from Israel increased in these resorts by 24%. Israeli clients form the third biggest group at hotels in the Low Tatras with 11%. As for the High Tatras, it is clients from Germany who are ranked third with a 7% share in the total number of nights spent at the hotels. The number of nights spent by Hungarian clients has been growing regularly but slowly and the number of over 600 room/nights of clients from China is a very positive but surprising figure this year again.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. TMR also leases and operates the ski resort Ještěd. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2017, more than EUR 300 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.