Slovenia for senior travellers

Slovenia for senior travellers

20. 02. 2017

Welcome to one of the greenest and safest countries in the world, where you can enjoy breakfast in the capital, go hiking or cycling in the Alps or on the Pannonian plain during the day, and have dinner on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Green, active and healthy Slovenia is the perfect destination for those who enjoy unspoilt nature, wonderful culinary, active and healthy retreats, a rich cultural heritage and taking time for themselves.

Winter Olympic day at Rogla

Winter Olympic day at Rogla

20. 02. 2017

The Olympic Committee of Slovenia is organising a sports day at Rogla ski resort, which will mark one year until the beginning of the Olympic Winter Games at Pyeongchang‎, South Korea. The event is ideal for families and snow and sports enthusiasts.

Brda on the list of CNN’s greatest wine regions

Brda on the list of CNN’s greatest wine regions

20. 02. 2017

Indulge yourself with a glass of fine wine in the land of invigorating moments. Brda, the winner of the European Destination of Excellence 2015 for food, has thrilled CNN journalists, who put the land on their list of 11 Great Wine Regions of the World.

Feel Slovenia at IFT Belgrade

Feel Slovenia at IFT Belgrade

16. 02. 2017

Green, active and healthy Slovenia will present its tourism range and partners at the International Tourism Fair (IFT) in Belgrade, Serbia. The IFT, which is being held between 23 and 26 February, is the biggest tourism fair in South-East Europe. 

Visit Ljubljana through its Stories

Visit Ljubljana through its Stories

10. 02. 2017

Tourists and visitors to Ljubljana will from now on be able to discover the beauty of the Slovenian capital and read about the most interesting experiences in the city and Central Slovenia through the eyes of the locals. This new section of the official website, www.visitljubljana.com, simply named Stories, offers advice provided by local bloggers on what to see and do.

Soča, the valley of festivals

Soča, the valley of festivals

10. 02. 2017

The Soča Valley in western Slovenia is known not only for its emerald river, which is a paradise for lovers of adrenaline and whitewater sports, but also as a destination for festivals. The organisers of the four largest festivals in the Soca Valley (Metaldays, Punk Rock Holidays, the certified Reggae Festival and MotorCity) and the Winter Days of Metal, which takes place in Bohinj, have united under a common brand, MH – Music Holiday, and have made a new promotional video about festival tourism in the Soča valley, or as some like to call it, the Soča FESTIvally.

Portorož hosts the international conference on innovative tourism

Portorož hosts the international conference on innovative tourism

09. 02. 2017

From 23th to 25th March, Portorož will host a special tourism innovation: "A road-trip conference”. The 3-day event is being organised by the Faculty of Tourism Studies at the University of Primorska, and AIRTH – the Alliance for Innovators and Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality, at Encuentros Conference Centre at Portorož. Don’t miss the presentation and debates about innovations in tourism and hospitality.

One year anniversary of Postojna’s batch of ‘baby dragons’

One year anniversary of Postojna’s batch of ‘baby dragons’

06. 02. 2017

It has been a year since the moment that astonished and thrilled Postojna Cave, Slovenia and the world. On Saturday, 30th January 2016, the first olm egg was noticed on the glass of Postojna Cave's aquarium. Over the following 8 weeks, the mother olm laid 64 eggs, from which 22 eggs developed into larvae and 21 young have been growing and developing over the past year. Today, they are about 6 cm long.

Slovenia’s success in the first 11 months of 2016

Slovenia’s success in the first 11 months of 2016

06. 02. 2017

In the first eleven months of 2016 almost 10.2 million tourist overnight stays were registered, 8% more than in the same period of 2015 (domestic guests 3% and foreigners 10% more). Tourist accommodation providers generated almost 534,000 tourist overnight stays in November 2016, which is 13% more than in November 2015.

Record year for Slovenian natural spas

Record year for Slovenian natural spas

06. 02. 2017

In 2016 the Slovenian natural spas operated with great success. The number of arrivals  strengthened by 2.5%, which represents a record number of 700,000 guests and 2.7 million overnight stays, which is three percent more than the previous year.

Slovenia celebrates Slovenian cultural holiday

Slovenia celebrates Slovenian cultural holiday

06. 02. 2017

Every 8th February, Slovenia celebrates the memory of the famous Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, who wrote the Slovenian national anthem. Slovenians celebrate this day with cultural events and festivals which encourage the public to remember the contributions of Prešeren to the country’s culture. Most of the cultural events are free of charge. Here are some of our recommendations:

Ljubljana and Slovenia on international bucket lists

Ljubljana and Slovenia on international bucket lists

06. 02. 2017

Be a traveller, not a tourist, in 2017,” encourages the Huffington post in a list of the Epic places you never thought to travel to, but should, where Slovenia ranked in 16th place. They recommend you visit iconic Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Ljubljana, which is also ranked on the list of top destinations by In Your Pocket.   

Slovenia a special guest at the Travel Blogger Meetings at FITUR

Slovenia a special guest at the Travel Blogger Meetings at FITUR

06. 02. 2017

Within the framework of Spanish trade show, FITUR 2017, in Madrid, and in cooperation with Travel Blogger Meetings (TBM), which brings together all the Spanish-speaking bloggers from Spain, Europe and South America, Slovenia held a presentation of our green, active and healthy land. The presentation was attended by over 150 participants, which is a record number for similar events by TBM.

Live the Adventure – vloggers about Slovenia

Live the Adventure – vloggers about Slovenia

30. 01. 2017

Within the framework of the road journeys “Live the Adventure”, a group of seven well-known vloggers visited green, active and healthy Slovenia and its main attractions. After the journey, the vloggers published videos on 22 active common accounts on social networks. The videos about Slovenia were seen by a total of 1,304,690 people worldwide on YouTube.

Ana Roš crowned the World’s Best Female Chef

Ana Roš crowned the World’s Best Female Chef

24. 01. 2017

Chef Ana Roš, of the Hiša Franko restaurant in the western Slovenian town of Kobarid, is the World's Best Female Chef, as declared by the World's 50 Best Restaurants culinary portal. As a queen of innovative world cuisine, Ana’s cooking is based on local, seasonal, Slovenian food. Her approach to cooking is almost scientific, as she allows the ingredients to be fully expressed in her dishes and to retain their authentic flavours. She swears by the philosophy “from the garden to the plate”, and whatever she doesn’t grow in her own herb and vegetable garden, she gets from her wide network of local suppliers.

Sevnica - the place where the new First Lady of the US grew up

Sevnica - the place where the new First Lady of the US grew up

20. 01. 2017

Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia, where the new First Lady of the United States of America, Melania Trump, grew up. It is a place to relax and be inspired. The old part of the town lies beneath Sevnica Castle on the summit of Castle Hill, while the new part of the town stretches along the plain between the hills up the Sava Valley. This weekend, join the locals at the Sevnica Open Days for organised trips around the town.

Ana Roš brings attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland

Ana Roš brings attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland

20. 01. 2017

In October 2016, Slovenia was presented to selected American tourist agencies, tour operators, and key tourism media and opinion leaders in New York City. The participants got to know Slovenia through a culinary experience with the world-famous Slovenian chef, Ana Roš. The news about the tasty event went around the world and many international media reported on the cuisine of Slovenia, Melania Trump's homeland.

Traditional Kurentovanje calls spring to come

Traditional Kurentovanje calls spring to come

20. 01. 2017

Visit the lively carnival festivals around green, active and healthy Slovenia! Between 17th and 28th February, Ptuj invites you to visit Kurentovanje, the largest cultural and ethnographic carnival in the country, and one of the largest in Europe. It will begin in Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town, on 2nd February and reach the peak of the festival on 26th February. The kurent is a traditional Slovenian Shrovetide costume with rattling bells fastened to a sheepskin to chase away winter and call for a good harvest.

Start your cultural year at MENT Festival

Start your cultural year at MENT Festival

20. 01. 2017

Ljubljana is known for its vibrant cultural pulse. At the Ment Ljubljana Festival, which will be held from 1st to 3rd February, ten venues around the city will move to the rhythm of music. The festival is one of the most important music festivals in the region and will host more than one hundred musicians in three days.

Slovenian hotel wins the Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year Award

Slovenian hotel wins the Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of the Year Award

12. 01. 2017

Hotel Plesnik in the Solčava region in the north of Slovenia has won the prestigious Luxury Eco-Friendly Hotel of The Year Award by the Luxury Travel Guide. The award represents the pinnacle of hospitality achievement and championing the best in various fields. The hotel is located in Logarska dolina, the Logar Valley, one of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Europe, and with its new award, the hotel will be presented in the next edition of the Luxury Travel Guide.