Ljubljana, 27 September – Slovenia has become the first Green Destination in the world, and Ljubljana has two placements among the TOP 100 Sustainable Destinations. Other best ... more
practices of green and sustainable tourism in the world also received awards within the scope of the Global Green Destinations Day International Conference. Various Slovenian destinations and providers also celebrated their victories at the Ljubljana Castle.
Ljubljana, 27 September – This year's World Tourism Day is marked with a special event. The Global Green Destination Day (GGDD) international conference, ending tomorrow in ... more
Ljubljana, the European Green Capital 2016, emphasises the increasing need for sustainable development and green orientation. Renowned experts, together with representatives of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA),, Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), acknowledged international organisations in the field of sustainable development, such as Umanotera, TIES – the International Ecotourism Society and Travelife, as well as others, discussed the topics important for tourism as well as for society and the environment. The best practices of green and sustainable tourism implemented in Slovenia and across the world will be awarded at the special evening ceremony.
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.