Condé Nast Traveller lists Slovenia among top ten sustainable destinations to visit in 2021

Published: 14.1.2021

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Condé Nast Traveller lists Slovenia among top ten sustainable destinations to visit in 2021

Condé Nast Traveller's list of top ten sustainable destinations in the world includes Slovenia. This is yet another article, which highlights the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism and sustainability. 

Condé Nast Traveller lists Slovenia among top ten sustainable destinations to visit in 2021

Condé Nast Traveller's sustainability editor Juliet Kinsman listed Slovenia among top ten recommended sustainable destinations or, as stated in the article, "Juliet Kinsman celebrates the destinations setting new benchmarks, spotlighting specific environmental issues and helping to make the world a better place for people and planet, while also promising the best possible holidays for the conscious traveller". The article presents Slovenia as a Central European country with exceptional natural assets, picturesque landscape and numerous attractions.

Ljubljana, in particular, impressed the editor, who described it as "a welcoming and walker-friendly capital". Furthermore, the article highlights a high percentage of Slovenia’s protected landscape marked by vibrant diversity from the Alpine peaks, ancient forests, Karst plateaus, the Pannonian plains' vineyards and thermal waters to the Adriatic Coast. When planning a visit to Slovenia, readers are advised to check the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, a national programme and a certification scheme by means of which the Slovenian Tourist Board has been systematically promoting the introduction of sustainable business models in tourism for six years.

Msc. Maja Pak, Director of the Slovenian Tourist Board: "The exposure of Slovenia as a sustainability-oriented tourist destination in such a high-profile global media outlet is a great success, which reflects long-standing proactive and systematic acceleration of sustainable tourism and partnerships with influential foreign media companies. The article offers a great exposure to Slovenia and pinpoints that Slovenia definitely is a leading country in terms of sustainable tourism. This will also be one of the key advantages in tourism recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. For several years now, Slovenia has successfully developed and promoted sustainable tourism, which represents a great kick-off after the epidemic. This will, next to providing high security and hygiene standards, predominantly be based on sustainability. International professional circles consider Slovenia a great example of good practice in the field of sustainable tourism development, particularly for its multi-awarded Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism, which was also highlighted in the Condé Nast Traveller’s article."

In addition to Slovenia, the list of the most sustainable destinations of 2021 includes Costa Rica, Finland, Greece, Scotland, Palau, Malawi, Portugal, Hawaii and Bhutan.

In recent times, Slovenia has attracted numerous renowned global tourist and general media outlets, which have exposed Slovenia as a country or praised individual destinations. Just yesterday, the British newspaper, The Sun, placed Slovenia second on the list of recommended destinations once travelling is made possible again. The selection is likewise based on sustainable travel and eco-friendly getaways. In October 2020, the American Forbes placed Slovenia among its 20 best places to visit in 2021. In its second edition of the popular Ultimate Travel List, the British publisher, Lonely Planet, ranked Bled among the top ten destinations offering unique and unforgettable experiences. In September 2020, Condé Nast Traveller put Slovenia first among the best holiday destinations for 2021. In the past week, The Financial Times and The Guardian placed Slovenia among the top travel destinations for 2021, while Lonely Planet ranked Ljubljana among eight of the world’s most sustainable cities.

By being featured in the leading global media outlets, Slovenia’s position as a visible and desired sustainable and responsible destination for unique experiences is enhanced.

Read more about Slovenia as one of 10 sustainable destinations here.


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