Slovenia featured in 1000 Places To See Before You Die

Slovenia featured in 1000 Places To See Before You Die

06. 12. 2011

At the end of November, the new edition of the 1000 Places To See Before You Die book by American author Patricia Schultz was published in the USA. The renewed and supplemented edition of the book presents Slovenia among the world travelling destinations. The book is considered to be one of the most successful and most sold travel books (New York Times #1 bestseller). The author presented the new destination of Slovenia among her favourite destinations to the American media among more than 200 new destinations in this edition.

Lonely Planet put Slovenia on Top 10 list of Best in Travel

Lonely Planet put Slovenia on Top 10 list of Best in Travel

06. 12. 2011

In September, Lonely Planet published a survey in which its readers were asked about the countries and towns that they would like to include in the Top 10 list of the Best in Travel 2012. Slovenia was placed on this list; namely, in 8th place, while Iceland was a convincing winner.Slovenia was thus ranked among the most respectable company of countries that, according to the readers` opinions, represent the hottest destinations.

The Slovenian stand at the WTM received an award

The Slovenian stand at the WTM received an award

06. 12. 2011

At the 32nd World Travel Market in London, the Slovenian tourism presentation stand received the award for the category Best Stand for Interacting with Travel Agents for the communication of the I FEEL SLOVENIA brand name and promotion of the Slovenian tourist offer − the selection committee explained that Slovenia stood out due to the manner of information communication.

In October 2011, 7% more foreign tourists overnight stays

In October 2011, 7% more foreign tourists overnight stays

06. 12. 2011

Positive trends of Slovenian tourism also continued in October. Compared to October 2010, in October 2011, 4% more tourist arrivals and 3% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in Slovenia, whereby foreign tourists generated 7% more overnight stays.

Mobile brochures for greener business

Mobile brochures for greener business

06. 12. 2011

The selection of mobile brochures that were prepared by the Slovenian Tourist Board for this years World Tourist Market (WTM) only shows how influential new technologies and sustainable development in the promotion of tourism are. Mobile brochures convinced the expert comittee that the Slovenian stand should receive the award for the Best Stand for Interacting with Travel Agents.

Slovenia to host two World Cup competitions around New Year

Slovenia to host two World Cup competitions around New Year

06. 12. 2011

Slovenia is considered to be a skiing country and Slovenians, a skiing nation. This is surely obvious from several important international competitions that are organised in Slovenia in the period from December to March – from the Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Rogla in mid-December, the Golden Fox Ski World Cup in giant-slalom and slalom for women on Pohorje (Maribor) at the end of January, the Vitranc Ski World Cup in Kranjska Gora in mid-March to the Planica World Cup Ski Jumping Final at the end of March.

Sava turizem became the largest Slovenian tourist company

Sava turizem became the largest Slovenian tourist company

06. 12. 2011

By merging the four spa companies of Terme 3000, Zdravilišče Radenci, Terme Ptuj and Terme Lendava to create the joint-stock company Sava hoteli Bled, Slovenia acquired its largest tourist company, Sava turizem d.d. The brand name Sava Hotels & Resorts integrated six destinations with more than 1200 employees and 3900 tourist beds, which generate a 12-percent share of generated tourist overnight stays in Slovenia.

Ljubljana got its Museum of Contemporary Art

Ljubljana got its Museum of Contemporary Art

06. 12. 2011

At the end of November, the Slovenian capital opened the first 21st century museum in Slovenia. The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) is, as a unit of the Modern Gallery, located in the new cultural quarter of Ljubljana being formed in the area of the former military barracks and in the vicinity of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. The new museum is being opened with the exhibition Present and Presence.

Alpe Adria fair has become the official centre of the region

Alpe Adria fair has become the official centre of the region

06. 12. 2011

In the autumn, the working community Alps-Adriatic officially confirmed the Slovenian fair Alpe-Adria as the main tourist event in the Alps-Adriatic region. Being the largest fair event in the area of tourism in the region will only additionally contribute to the positioning of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana as a tourist centre of the region; in this way, Ljubljana is developing as a recognisable business crossroads of the leading tourist agents in the region and beyond.

In January, the 4th Conventa will take place

In January, the 4th Conventa will take place

06. 12. 2011

Conventa, the leading business-to-business event in the area of congress industry in Southeast Europe, is in full gear. The fourth edition of the exhibition for meetings, events & incentive travel will be held on 18 and 19 January in Ljubljana. Conventa has become the leading marketplace for the congress industry of Southeast Europe, organised annually by the Slovenian Convention Bureau.

Maribor ready for the European Capital of Culture 2012

Maribor ready for the European Capital of Culture 2012

06. 12. 2011

Maribor, in cooperation with partner towns, is on full alert to take over the title of European Capital of Culture 2012. MARIBOR 2012 will include over 1000 events throughout the year to satisfy everyone’s various tastes and preferences. Most of the events will be not more than an hour’s drive away. The lively opening weekend is set for 14 to 15 January 2012.

The festive beat of the Slovenian capital

The festive beat of the Slovenian capital

29. 11. 2011

European city destinations, capital cities in particular, are increasingly more popular during the time before Christmas and the New Year, when the cities are turned into holiday wonderlands. The Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana is preparing for the magical ambience that will begin symbolically on 3 December with the event “People, Let’s Turn on the Light”, culminating on 31 December with New Years Eve open-air celebrations in the squares in the city centre. There will also be lively fairs and events in other Slovene historical towns and cities, as in Maribor.

The magic of truly special adventures

The magic of truly special adventures

29. 11. 2011

For those who seek something magical and different in December or in the upcoming winter months, we have made a selection of truly special adventures – from traditional live Christmas nativity scenes, enjoying Heaven with a beautiful view of the Julian Alps or the unique adventures of living, wellness and fun in a snow igloo at the Igloo Village. Or perhaps you would like to feel the winter atmosphere of world sports championships in Slovenia? What is the perfect adventure for your festive December?

The authenticity of winter amidst the Slovenian countryside

The authenticity of winter amidst the Slovenian countryside

29. 11. 2011

Numerous tourist farms in the Slovenian countryside invite you to the countryside with their holiday allure, and they always impress their visitors with their traditional selection of culinary delights, wine, traditions and genuine hospitality. In December, there are also numerous events – ranging from the blessing of horses and carol-singing to live nativities. The right choice for everyone who seeks new adventures during the holidays, yet, at the same time, loves a warm and intimate atmosphere. Prepare yourself for a variety of experiences of the countryside, coloured in festive December.

New year with a view of the sea

New year with a view of the sea

29. 11. 2011

Owing to its mild Mediterranean climate, the Slovenian coast is the place for a pleasant break in any season. Due to its developed year-round offer and vast possibilities for pampering and well-being, the coast is a very popular destination for December holidays and for the winter months when the sun can heat everything up fairly well and make a day more beautiful. A versatile, high-quality and rich choice of accommodation will satisfy any taste, and all major providers have prepared rich New Year’s Eve celebrations. Are you perhaps in a Mediterranean mood this winter? You can do anything as would in summer, but perhaps save a jump into the sea for the summertime …

The wholesomeness of thermal springs with festive colours

The wholesomeness of thermal springs with festive colours

29. 11. 2011

Traditionally popular Christmas-New Year holidays are offered by all Slovenian health resorts and represent an excellent source of building your strength for the upcoming year. All fifteen Slovenian natural health resorts have prepared attractive and diverse packages as well as unforgettable New Year’s Eve parties for guests. An ideal choice for everyone who likes to experience the winter atmosphere from the warm shelter of thermal springs; some health resorts have also prepared a wellness ski offer. Check the special holiday offers of Slovenian natural spas and choose your thermal break for the forthcoming holidays or winter months.

The winter fairy tale of ski resorts

The winter fairy tale of ski resorts

29. 11. 2011

Everyone who can’t do without a true winter atmosphere, skiing and other winter delights during festive December or during the winter months will be taken care of by Slovenian winter ski resorts. The ski resorts have been expecting this winter with a number of new features in their skiing and additional offer. The opening of the winter season is just ahead of us and they have prepared attractive holiday packages just for us. Here are some winter tips for the coming festive December in Slovenian ski resorts ...

In September 13 percent more arrivals

In September 13 percent more arrivals

03. 11. 2011

Compared to September 2010, in September 2011 13% more tourist arrivals and 10% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations. In the same comparison, there were 17% more arrivals of domestic tourists, who created 7% more overnight stays, and 12% more arrivals of foreign tourists, who created 11% more overnight stays. In the first nine months of 2011 the number of tourist arrivals rose by 8% and the number of overnight stays rose by 6% compared to the same period of 2010.

Ravne na Koroškem gets Slovenias first low-energy hostel

Ravne na Koroškem gets Slovenias first low-energy hostel

03. 11. 2011

Ravne na Koroškem, a land under Peca, a mighty two thousand-meter high mountain on the eastern part of the Karavanke Mountains, is richer for an important addition to the tourist offer. In October, the first low-energy youth hostel in Slovenia made from wood was opened, named Punkel (in the local dialect, it means a bundle), and architecturally designed as a low-energy building that integrates beautifully into the natural environment and bioclimatic conditions of the surroundings.

Inns with the “Gostilna Slovenija” brand open their doors

Inns with the “Gostilna Slovenija” brand open their doors

03. 11. 2011

In Slovenia, inns have participated in creating the shape of gastronomic culture and are important centres of social life, for enjoying a good meal and excellent wine. They are places to hold meetings, receptions or celebrations. With the aim of increasing the recognisability of Slovenian gastronomy, the Chamber of Craft and Small Business of Slovenia links the most quality culinary offer of inns in Slovenia under the new “Gostilna Slovenia” brand.