Ljubljana, 19 September 2016 – Sponsored by the Slovenian Tourist Board, next year Slovenia will be a “Convention & Culture Partner” at ITB Berlin, the largest travel trade ... more
show, which provides a major opportunity for Slovenia to present itself as an attractive, green, active, and healthy destination with an emphasis on sustainable development and the rich Slovenian culture. Photo: Günter Exel
The Slovenian Tourism Office will be placing huge emphasis on sports tourism in 2017. Over the past few years, considerable investment has been placed into a wide range of ... more
facilities including winter sports training, new cycling routes and new football training grounds. The strategy received a considerable boost this week following the announcement that Slovenian Federation leader Aleksander Ceferin will replace Michel Platini as UEFA President. Photo: UEFA
Ljubljana, 14 September – In 2015, the Slovenian Tourist Board developed the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, a special programme used to assess the sustainable operations of ... more
Slovenian destinations and operators according to international criteria. The first winner of the Slovenia Green quality label was Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016. Up until now, 12 destinations and 10 operators have been awarded the label, and 16 destinations are in the assessment process. The gala award ceremony for new holders of the green quality label will take place on 27 September within the Global Green Destinations Day international event, when one hundred of the most sustainable destinations and operators in the world will also be revealed and Slovenia’s sustainability rating will be given. Slovenia is the first country in the world to be comprehensively rated according to international sustainability criteria.
TOURISM PANEL: “Security and Sustainability in Tourism” on 6 September 2016 from 10:00 to 12:30 at Grand Hotel Toplice, Grand Conference Hall. The Slovenian tourism and Minister ... more
of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek hosted a number of influential guests during this year's internationally recognized Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) organised from 5 and 6 September at Bled, including Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Gerald Lawless, and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) Mario Hardy. Tomorrow, on 6 September, Bled will host the third BSF tourist panel under the title of "Safety and Sustainability in Tourism", with Dr. Taleb Rifai as the main speaker.
31 August 2016 – According to provisional data provided by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Statistični urad RS – SURS), Slovenian tourism recorded an 8% ... more
increase in tourist arrivals from January, up to and including July, and a 6% increase in overnight stays compared to the same period in 2015. Excellent results were achieved last year by Slovenian tourism when, for the first time since gaining independence, Slovenia recorded more than 10 million tourist overnight stays and €2.2 billion in in tourism-related revenue. This trend has continued in the first seven months of this year. In the period from January, up to and including July, a total of 8% more tourist arrivals and 6% more overnight stays have been recorded compared to the same period last year. The number of foreign tourists increased by 10%, and the number of their overnight stays increased by 8%. Domestic tourism generated 4% more arrivals in the first seven months of this year and 1% more overnight stays.
TOURISM PANEL: “Security and Sustainability in Tourism” o n 6 September 2016, 10:00–12:00 at Grand Hotel Toplice, Grand Hall. Tourism depends greatly on ... more
global security and tourists need the assurance of security at every step they take. The key global threat in 2016 is terrorism, with migration flows only increasing the challenges to security. Today, the concept of sustainability is more topical than ever before: balanced environmental, social, economic and climatic aspects of life are, in addition to political stability, essential for the provision of security and the successful development of tourism.
The main green destination event on a global level, i.e. Global Green Destinations Day, taking place from 27 to 28 September 2016 in Grand Hotel Union in Ljubljana, European Green ... more
Capital 2016, Slovenia, is offering an interesting and variable programme, within which the leading experts in the field of sustainable development will meet. At lectures, study panels and workshops, they will discuss the key views of the sustainable development in tourism, the smart development of cities and local communities, green transports for today and tomorrow, social changes, the sustainable management of hotels and education on green tourism.