Get to know the green scheme

The Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism (GSST) is a tool developed at the national level and a certification programme that carries out the following tasks under the SLOVENIA GREEN umbrella brand:

  • brings together all efforts directed towards the sustainable development of tourism in Slovenia,
  • offers tools to destinations and service providers that enable them to evaluate and improve their sustainability endeavours
  • and promotes these green endeavours through the Slovenia Green brand.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Slovenia Green

More than 100 ways for visiting Slovenia in a more sustainable manner! Choose from destinations, accommodations, parks, agencies, attractions, restaurants and beaches that have been awarded the Slovenia Green certificate.

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DESTINATIONS

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ACCOMMODATIONS

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PARKS

9

TRAVEL AGENCIES

7

ATTRACTIONS

42

RESTAURANTS

2

BEACHES

Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Take a tour through our green story

Take a tour through our green story

Watch the interactive video and get to know some of the most interesting facts and green stories that reveal the sustainable path of Slovenia.

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Slovenia Green members

To obtain the Slovenia Green Destination label (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum), the destinations must meet the Green Destinations Standard criteria, while providers first obtain/present one of internationally recognised labels that are also verified by Slovenia Green in order to obtain Slovenia Green Accommodation/Park/Travel Agency/Attraction/Cuisine/Beach label.

 

Slovenia's green story

The new promotional documentary Slovenia Green presents Slovenia's green story and, through the stories of locals, destination representatives and tourism providers, tells viewers that Slovenia is a safe destinations with a sustainable offer and unspoilt nature.

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Recognitions and awards

The recognitions and awards received by the Slovenian Green Tourism Scheme have also significantly contributed to the increased recognisability and the growing reputation of Slovenia and individual destinations. 

  1. Slovenia was declared the first Green Country in the World at the Global Green Destinations Day in 2016.

  2. Slovenia was named 5th in the top 10 countries to visit in 2022, according to world-leading travel publisher Lonely Planet.

  3. Slovenia has been named one of the 12 most sustainable destinations for 2022 by Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

  4. At the Global Green Destinations Days 2021, seven Slovenian destinations were included in the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories list, Bohinj, Logarska dolina-Solčavsko, Rogla-Pohorje, Ljubljana, Miren Kras, dolina Soče in Ajdovščina.

  5. STB received bronze prize The Golden City Gate (ITB Berlin 2020) for the promotional film Slovenia Green. The story green Slovenia in the eco tourism category.

  6. At the Global Green Destinations Days 2020, nine Slovenian destinations were included in the Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories list.

  7. The Italian magazine Weekend Premium Awards has awarded Slovenia the Green Europe prize for the development and promotion of sustainable tourism in the Weekend Premium Awards 2020.

  8. STB received the Sustainable Top 100 Destination Awards in the Best of Europe 2020 category for introducing sustainable models in tourism at the national level.

  9. The Global Green Destinations Days 2019 (GGDD) conference saw the unveiling of this year's list of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World. The list includes 31 destinations from Slovenia's Green Tourism Scheme (GTS), all of which have been awarded the Slovenia Green Destination label. Ljubljana, Bled, Komen, Podčetrtek, Rogaška Slatina, Bela Krajina, Bohinj, Brda, Brežice, Hrplje Kozina, Idrija, Kamnik, Koper, Kranjska Gora, Laško, Lenart, Maribor, Miren – Kostanjevica, Nova Gorica, Novo mesto, Postojna, Ptuj, Radlje ob Dravi, Šentjur, Sevnica, Škofja Loka, Slovenj Gradec, Šmarješke Toplice, Solčava, Sveta Ana, Vipavska dolina.  

  10. At ITB Berlin 2019, based on the assessment of an international jury, some destinations with the Slovenia Green Label were awarded the honourable mentions of the best in sustainable practices in the Sustainable Top 100 Destinations awards. Ljubljana – with the best sustainable practice of the Local Food Exchange – won the Best in Cities category, while Bled came second in the Best in Europe. category.   

Slovenia Green Association 

Experience green Slovenia is collection of adventures for conscious travellers who want to leave a positive impact on their destination while enjoying themselves. 

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Stories of the Slovenia Green label winners

Listen to the green story of Slovenia and take a closer look at the most sustainable destinations and accommodation providers, learn about the champions in sustainable cuisine and see which green agencies should be entrusted with organising the most sustainable travel arrangements.

A green story of Slovenia

Slovenia is a pioneer in the field of strategic sustainable tourism development on a national level. Over a hundred Slovenian destinations and tourism service providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label, which reflects their sustainable approach and responsible behaviour towards the environment. Discover your favourite green corners and experiences and join us in creating a better future.

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A green story of Slovenia

A green story of Slovenia

Slovenia is a pioneer in the field of strategic sustainable tourism development on a national level. Over a hundred Slovenian destinations and tourism service providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label, which reflects their sustainable approach and responsible behaviour towards the environment. Discover your favourite green corners and experiences and join us in creating a better future.

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Destinations led by green ideas

Destinations led by green ideas

The mosaic of Slovenia’s green story is made up of individual pieces that form a model of responsible preservation of natural and cultural heritage and attitude towards the environment. The most sustainably aspiring destinations bear the platinum and the golden Slovenia Green label. Destinations with a silver or bronze label are on a good way to follow the green path. 

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Responsible and comfortable – choose green accommodation

Responsible and comfortable – choose green accommodation

Hotels and tourist farms provide it. Camps, glamping resorts and spas provide it, too. And it is also provided by a range of other accommodation options that not only offer comfortable beds and food, but think more broadly about their place in the environment. With all the responsibility to future generations. Choose accommodation with the Slovenia Green Accommodation label and contribute a piece to the mosaic of sustainability.

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Restaurants with the Slovenia Green sustainability label

Restaurants with the Slovenia Green sustainability label

Slovenian cuisine is based on ingredients found in our immediate surroundings. Modern approaches to cuisine combine with elements of culinary tradition. Discover restaurants, recipients of the Slovenia Green Cuisine Label, which put sustainability at the forefront in the creation of their specialities. 

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How to get the Slovenia Green label? 

See more information on how you can join the family of Slovenia Green label winners and how you can contribute to the further green and sustainable development of Slovenia.

Green and Healthy Slovenia Friendly Office

Green and Healthy Slovenia Friendly Office

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Public tenders STB

Aktualni javni razpisi in pozivi Slovenske turistične organizacije.

Public tenders STB

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Green Day 2022

The Green Day of Slovenian Tourism is the largest meeting of Slovenian green destinations and providers. This year the event will be dedicated to waste management in tourism and reducing their footprint in the environment.

Green Day 2022

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Follow the Slovenia Green labels on the interactive map

Slovenia offers a total of 58 destinations, 107 accommodation providers, 4 natural parks, 9 agencies, 7 attractions, 42 restaurants and 2 beaches, which comply with the green strategy and pride themselves on having obtained the Slovenia Green label. Find them on the interactive map and follow the green story of Slovenia on tourist pages.

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It’s time for green

Spread the green idea with us. Select your green destination, green provider, visit green parks and find green agencies.



Publications on sustainability

Check out the latest publications on sustainability with additional information about the green scheme and destinations and providers with the Slovenia Green label.

Green Adventures

Slovenia Green

Slovenia Green News

To get more information about the Green Scheme of Tourism, please contact:

Maša Klemenčič
Research, Development, Innovation, and EU Projects Department
phone no: +386 1 589 85 63
e-mail: masa.klemencic@slovenia.info

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