Is it pizza or potica? It's potica, a traditional Slovenian cake

Is it pizza or potica? It's potica, a traditional Slovenian cake

26. 05. 2017

One of the most famous questions in the last few days made the headlines of all the major world media: ”What are you feeding him, potica?” A friendly question asked by Pope Francis to America’s First Lady, Melania Trump, on the USA President’s official visit to the Vatican last week.

Follow the Tour of Slovenia with press accreditation

Follow the Tour of Slovenia with press accreditation

26. 05. 2017

The 24th Tour of Slovenia cycling road race, which will start on 15th June in Koper and finish on 18th June in Novo mesto, is only a few days away. Don’t forget to obtain a press accreditation for your media company and the team. The race will also be broadcast live by the European sports network Eurosport.

Tasting Australia with Ana Roš

Tasting Australia with Ana Roš

26. 05. 2017

The Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Canberra, HE Helena Drnovšek Zorko, attended a culinary event, Tasting Australia, in Adelaide. Ana Roš from Hiša Franko (Casa Franko) in the Soča Valley, officially named the best female chef in the world, was the guest star.

Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida opens its doors for the fifth year

Thalasso Spa Lepa Vida opens its doors for the fifth year

26. 05. 2017

The sun is coming up to its full powerful energy and the smell of summer is in the air, inviting us to take some time off to relax and indulge ourselves. The Lepa Vida Thalasso Spa is opening its doors for the fifth year in a row, offering you a peaceful sanctuary in the natural environment of the Saline Natural Park at the Slovenian Coast.

Postojna Cave extended once again

Postojna Cave extended once again

26. 05. 2017

Pivka Cave, the first siphon, the second siphon, an air pocket, the third siphon, Magdalena Cave!” This is the cave explorers' historic dive and the recently discovered new connection within the Postojna Cave system described in a few words.

Fifth opening event of the Alpe Adria Trail

Fifth opening event of the Alpe Adria Trail

24. 05. 2017

The Alpe Adria Trail, the three-country trail connecting the mountain of Grossglockner with the Adriatic Sea, is becoming one of the most well-known European footpaths due to its diversity, cultural heritage and natural beauty. The opening event, organised by a different country each year, will be hosted by Slovenia in the Soča Valley this year. Don’t miss the fun and active day along the emerald Soča river on 3rd June.

Slovenia easily accessible for international filmmakers and investors

Slovenia easily accessible for international filmmakers and investors

19. 05. 2017

In cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Ministry of Culture, the Slovenian Film Centre presented measures to introduce the right to a cash rebate to the global film community at the European Film Market in Cannes. The main goal is to encourage creativity in the national film and audio-visual field and to promote green, active and healthy Slovenia as a fascinating filming location.

Slovenia with Pink Week from Ljubljana to Bohinj

Slovenia with Pink Week from Ljubljana to Bohinj

19. 05. 2017

A festival with a difference, Pink Week has returned to Slovenia.  From 24th to 28th May the festival offered the chance to explore the country’s natural gems as part of a weeklong celebration for the LGBT community.

Become the Cycling Ambassador of Slovenia

Become the Cycling Ambassador of Slovenia

15. 05. 2017

As part of pre-activities for the Tour of Slovenia cycling race, Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) invites cyclists to participate in the competition for the Cycling Ambassador of Slovenia. Between 30 May and 4 June 2017, the winners will have a chance to experience the unforgettable cycling adventure in Slovenia. What is more, while they will cycle from one place to another, they will be equipped with cameras and enable the public to join their cycling adventure through digital channels. The Tour of Slovenia Cycling Race will for the first time in history be broadcast by the most watched TV sports network, Eurosport.

European Day of Parks in green Slovenia

European Day of Parks in green Slovenia

15. 05. 2017

In Europe, 24th May has been the Day of Parks since 1999. It marks the parks and protected areas across Europe with a common objective: to bring nature closer to people and to raise awareness of preserving the natural beauty of protected areas and ensuring their sustainable management. Celebrate it in the natural green parks of Slovenia!

Seviqc Brežice honoured by the EFFE Label 2017-2018

Seviqc Brežice honoured by the EFFE Label 2017-2018

15. 05. 2017

The Sevicq Brežice Festival is a cultural event of national importance, known for its rich programme that includes our musical heritage from medieval times to music from the beginning of the 20th century. This synonym for early music in Slovenia has become a part of the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) festival community, facilitated by the European Festivals Association, which consists of festivals that stand for artistic quality and have a significant impact at the local, national and international level.

Celebrate World Bee Day

Celebrate World Bee Day

15. 05. 2017

The love of bees in green, active and healthy Slovenia dates far back into the past, and this passion has been passed from generation to generation for decades. Slovenia was the homeland of Anton Janša (1734-1773), a pioneer of modern beekeeping. Slovenian beekeepers celebrate the day of his birth, 20th May, and the Slovenian Beekeeper's Association have submitted an initiative for this day to be proclaimed as World Bee Day. Celebrate it in Slovenia in Laško, a Slovenian town with a strong beekeeping tradition, in Žirovnica at Anton Janša’s beehives, or treat yourself to an apitherapy session.

We had a great business date at SIW

We had a great business date at SIW

11. 05. 2017

The Slovenian Incoming Workshop (SIW) is the largest business event in Slovenian tourism. It took place this weekend in the lovely Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) has been organising the flagship event of the Slovenian tourism industry for twenty years. Featuring prearranged meetings between Slovenian tourism providers and foreign tour operators, the SIW is an opportunity to strengthen successful partnerships and encourage new connections.

Almost 2 million overnight stays in the first trimester

Almost 2 million overnight stays in the first trimester

05. 05. 2017

We are announcing some promising statistical data for Slovenian tourism this year. In 2017’s first quarter tourists generated more than 1.9 million overnight stays, which is 5% more than in the same period last year. Will Slovenian tourism reach a new statistical milestone in 2017, by exceeding 11 million overnight stays by the end of the year?

Tour of Slovenia 2017 live on Eurosport

Tour of Slovenia 2017 live on Eurosport

05. 05. 2017

The 24th Tour of Slovenia cycling road race, which will start on 15th June in Koper and finish four days later in Novo mesto, will be broadcast live by the European sports network Eurosport. The broadcast is supported by the Slovenian Tourist Board after securing financial resources for the project, which will also promote Slovenia as a green tourist destination.

Slovenia in Seven Days by Mountain Biking UK

Slovenia in Seven Days by Mountain Biking UK

05. 05. 2017

At the end of September 2016 Slovenia was visited by a team from the British magazine Mountain Biking UK, one of the most popular mountain biking magazines in the world. Writer James McKnight and photographers Andy Lloyd and Ben Winder explored seven biking destinations: Krvavec, Ajdovščina, the Soča Valley, Tržič, Rogla, Kočevje and Maribor. Read the full 6-page spread in the magazine.

Traditional Walk along the Wire in Ljubljana and opening of active season

Traditional Walk along the Wire in Ljubljana and opening of active season

28. 04. 2017

Join an organised hike around the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, on the first weekend of May (4th to 6th May). The traditional Walk along the Wire celebrates when Ljubljana was freed of the barbed wire during the Second World War. One of the largest sports events in the capital has been held every year since 1957. On Saturday, hikers are joined by joggers in the three-member team run. This event promotes recreation and traditionally opens Ljubljana’s running season.

The oldest Biennial of Design in Europe

The oldest Biennial of Design in Europe

28. 04. 2017

The Biennial of Design in Ljubljana is an international platform for new approaches in design. BIO was founded in 1963, making it the first design biennial in Europe. Don’t miss it this year! It takes place from 25th May to 29th October in Ljubljana and seven other Slovenian towns and cities.

The Scent of Roses in Nova Gorica

The Scent of Roses in Nova Gorica

28. 04. 2017

The Rose Festival takes place in the loveliest month of the year and it offers many delicious, scented and educational experiences to visitors to Nova Gorica, the town of roses. It is known for its unique collection of the bourbon rose (the rose of the 19th century) at Kostanjevica Monastery. This year, the traditional exhibitions, rose market and programme is accompanied by a culinary surprise. The ambassadors of GoGourmet will provide menus with local and seasonal ingredients and offer culinary masterpieces. Have you tried their rose dessert?

Participate in Bled Water Festival

Participate in Bled Water Festival

25. 04. 2017

Bled Water Festival connects various organisations, international experts, activists, filmmakers, business people and the general public, providing information about water and its importance for life. Join the good cause at the International Bled Water Festival, taking place from 15th to 16th June 2016, by participating in a contest on responsible water usage – apply by 31st May.