Ljubljana among the finalists for the WTTC Award

Published: 21.2.2011

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Ljubljana among the finalists for the WTTC Award

The international organisation World Travel & Tourism Council has shortlisted Ljubljana Green Capital of Europe 2016 among the finalists of this years WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow award. Ljubljana is one of the three finalists in the Destination Award category.

Ljubljana among the finalists for the WTTC Award

Interest in the Slovenian capital, which was placed second on Lonely Planet`s Best in Europe 2014 list, is also exceptional in 2015. The international organisation World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has shortlisted Ljubljana Green Capital of Europe 2016 among the finalists of this year`s WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow award. These annual awards are among the highest accolades for sustainable policies in the tourism industry. Ljubljana is one of the three finalists in the Destination Award category.

Ljubljana has made it among the finalists of the WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow in the Destination Award category which is awarded to tourism destination organisations which showcase commitment to supporting and delivering best practices in the field of sustainable tourism. Also competing in the Destination Award category are the Northeast and Yilan Coast (Taiwan) and Bulgaria`s Sozopol. The winners will be announced on 16 April 2015 in Madrid. The popular blog World of Wanderlust is also intrigued by Ljubljana, placing it among the 10 places in Europe you need to visit.

The Green Capital of Europe 2016 is friendly to cyclists, walkers and pleasure seekers who like to sit down for a nice lunch or cup of coffee. Take a ride in a wooden boat down the Ljubljanica River under the romantic bridges of Ljubljana. Wherever you are in the city centre, you are not far from Ljubljana Castle, from where you can see the entire city. Discover the colourful streets of the old city: Baroque fountains, Secessionist architecture and modernist masterpieces; lively squares, flowers in every corner and the green lungs of the city – Tivoli Park with Rožnik Hill. In the evenings, Ljubljana offers a true cultural and festival carousel of concerts, shows and other events.

2015 is also important for the capital because it marks the 150th anniversary of birth of architect Maks Fabiani, who decisively contributed to today`s appearance of Ljubljana with a new urban planning concept in the 19th century. Welcome in the year dedicated to the Secession in Ljubljana! Most of the Secessionist buildings were designed by local architects, who contributed to a national awakening with construction in a new style. Their works were inspired by folklore motifs, geometric shapes and nature. One of the most prominent of these is the famous Dragon Bridge. Most of the buildings were constructed in the first decade of the 20th century between the old city and the railway station along Miklošičeva Street, while the style also adorns the central Prešeren Square. In the year of Secessionism, a series of exhibitions and events will be held in Ljubljana where you will be able to learn about the city`s rich heritage in more detail.

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