Slovenia goes digital

Slovenia goes digital

10. 12. 2013

During November, the Slovenian tourism portal www.slovenia.info was optimised for mobile devices, and a new mobile application named Slovenia’s Top 50 was introduced to help you decide. As part of an advertising campaign, the best Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze invites you to visit Slovenia. Let her take you through Slovenias most recognisable sites! We also invite you to Feel Slovenia on social media.

Not to be missed in 2014 - 2000 years of Roman Emona

Not to be missed in 2014 - 2000 years of Roman Emona

10. 12. 2013

The period of Roman Emona has a special place in the history of settlement in Ljubljana. Its traces have been preserved in the very centre of the Slovenian capital until today. Slovenia is about to mark an important anniversary! In 2014 Ljubljana will celebrate 2000 years of Emona, which is why the city will provide a number of activities to familiarise visitors with life in former Roman Emona.

What else does December in Slovenia have in store?

What else does December in Slovenia have in store?

10. 12. 2013

All Slovenian cities and towns have prepared fairytale-like decorations, Christmas and New Year markets, and festive events of all kinds, but special December adventures can be found outside the urban centres as well: a live Christmas crib in the underground setting of Postojna Cave, a romantic cable car dinner with views of snow-covered mountain tops, nerve-racking toboggan rides, museum train rides and much, much more… We have collected some ideas for special festive experiences in Slovenia.

October shows increase of both foreign and domestic visitors

October shows increase of both foreign and domestic visitors

10. 12. 2013

In October 2013, 8% more tourist arrivals and 4% more tourist overnight stays were recorded than in October 2012. In the same comparison arrivals of domestic and foreign tourists increased by 7% and 8%, respectively. The number of domestic and foreign overnight stays also increased, each by 4%.

Slovenia sees the presentation of the tenth Sejalec award

Slovenia sees the presentation of the tenth Sejalec award

10. 12. 2013

Within the scope of the 8th Slovenian Forum of Innovation, the national awards for innovation and creativity in tourism were bestowed at a special event marking the 10th anniversary of promoting innovation in Slovenian tourism. This year, the title of SEJALEC 2013 was awarded to Penzion Raduha in Luče for its product named “Dreaming and Sleeping in a Tree Top”.

Avsenik Ensemble honoured with a monument

Avsenik Ensemble honoured with a monument

10. 12. 2013

Slovenian traditions are linked with the typical oompah folk music. Slavko Avsenik is considered to be the greatest oompah musician in Slovenia as well as worldwide. In his four decades of performing with the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble, formed in 1953, he wrote a vast number of songs (around 800), many of which have been popularised. His dancing songs played with the accordion, trumpet, clarinet, bass guitar and guitar have taken over the world!

Bohinj flower festival among top 10 European festivals

Bohinj flower festival among top 10 European festivals

10. 12. 2013

The renowned British tour operator INGHAMS has devoted two pages of its summer 2014 catalogue to the presentation of the ten best European festivals. Placed alongside distinguished names such as the Salzburg Music Festival in Austria, Oktoberfest in Germany and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland there is also the International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj.

Magical City – December in Ljubljana

Magical City – December in Ljubljana

10. 12. 2013

The Slovenian capital Ljubljana has begun to live fully in the Advent spirit! Festive stands, the smell of mead and mulled wine, walks along the Ljubljanica river with fabulous views of the enchantingly illuminated castle and an extensive programme of Christmas and New Year events of December in Ljubljana. With its December decoration and Christmas Fair, Ljubljana ranks among the most attractive European capitals! Feel this atmosphere by watching the new promotional film!

Three “Oscars” for winter tourism in Slovenia

Three “Oscars” for winter tourism in Slovenia

10. 12. 2013

On the 20th anniversary of the World Travel Awards, hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry” and presented every year at the World Travel Market in London, travel professionals from every continent presented the first ever World Ski Awards in the classy Tyrol ski resort of Kitzbühel this year. Among the winners, three were from Slovenia.

Slovenian ski resorts open a new ski season

Slovenian ski resorts open a new ski season

10. 12. 2013

The new ski season in Slovenia is now open! As reported by the Association of Slovenian Ski-Lift Operators, the first and second weekend of December saw ski lifts go into operation in all the major Slovenian ski resorts. The snow conditions are favourable, and the low temperatures allow for snowmaking. Numerous resorts have kicked off the new season with all kinds of special offers and surprises. In Slovenia skiing occupies a very special place!

ABTA Convention 2014 to be held in Slovenia - in Ljubljana

ABTA Convention 2014 to be held in Slovenia - in Ljubljana

10. 12. 2013

At the invitation of ABTA, the team of the SPIRIT Slovenia Tourism Division, the Representative Office of Slovenian tourism in London and Tourism Ljubljana attended the Travel Convention 2013, which took place between 20 and 22 October in Dubrovnik. On completion of the event, Slovenia and Ljubljana were announced and presented as the hosts of the next convention. The news was greeted very positively, and many of the attendees have already expressed their intention to come.

Magical City – December in Ljubljana

Magical City – December in Ljubljana

25. 11. 2013

Ljubljana will soon come to life in the Advent spirit: festive stands, the smell of mead and mulled wine, walks along the Ljubljanica river with fabulous views of the enchantingly illuminated castle and an extensive programme of Christmas and New Year events of December in Ljubljana. With its December decoration and Christmas Fair, Ljubljana ranks among the most attractive European capitals!

Autumn and winter breaks in Slovenian thermal spas

Autumn and winter breaks in Slovenian thermal spas

25. 11. 2013

A thermal spa break is ideal in the autumn and winter months, when this is exactly what we need. Slovenia is green, active and HEALTHY! According to tradition, all fifteen Slovenian natural spas have prepared attractive packages for the Christmas and New Year holidays. All resorts also offer unforgettable New Years Eve celebrations and have package deals available for the winter months. For all those of you who favour relaxing bathing and spa treatments over snow. However, some spas also offer spa and ski packages.

Winter in Slovenia – skiing and much, much more

Winter in Slovenia – skiing and much, much more

25. 11. 2013

Centuries ago in Slovenia, people invented a unique way of skiing and ski jumpers flew over 100 metres for the first time already in 1936... Today, this land is still in love with winter challenges and provides them in abundance for all who love an active winter. Slovenia is a popular ski destination and skiing is one of the most popular sports among Slovenians. Choose your winter adventure!

Follow Slovenia on social media

Follow Slovenia on social media

25. 11. 2013

Slovenia is also active on social media. On the Feel Slovenia Facebook page, Slovenia is followed by over 40,000 people, the @SloveniaInfo Twitter profile has more than 7,000 followers, and Instagram shows more than 140,000 posts with the #ifeelslovenia and #slovenia hashtag. Join us, feel and share Slovenia with us!

Invitation to Slovenia with Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze

Invitation to Slovenia with Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze

25. 11. 2013

As part of this autumn’s promotional activities, Slovenia invites you with an address by Tina Maze, the best Slovenian skier and, in the previous season, the world’s top alpine ski racer. In the video, Tina invites you to visit Slovenia – from unique Sečovlje salt pans, picturesque town of Piran, Plečniks Triple Bridge in Ljubljana, the alpine pearl Bled, pampering in Slovenian spas, Karst and other natural points of interest in Slovenia.

Slovenia’s Top 50 – which one is your favourite?

Slovenia’s Top 50 – which one is your favourite?

25. 11. 2013

What shouldn’t you miss in Slovenia? Slovenia is the only European country to combine the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain at comfortable distances, offering a wealth of different attractions and experiences. To help make your decision easier, SPIRIT Slovenia – the Slovenian Tourist Board has introduced a new mobile application called Slovenia’s Top 50, which shows the 50 most popular attractions in Slovenia.

Slovenia.info portal now optimised for mobile devices

Slovenia.info portal now optimised for mobile devices

25. 11. 2013

In November the project to optimise the www.slovenia.info portal for mobile communications is coming to a close. This will make browsing through the central Slovenian tourism portal www.slovenia.info and choosing holiday destinations in green, active and healthy Slovenia more enjoyable for those of you accessing content from a mobile device.

How social media users see Slovenia

How social media users see Slovenia

11. 11. 2013

The analysis of opinions about Slovenia and its tourism offer conducted by SPIRIT Slovenia – the Slovenian Tourist Board in 2012 shows that 85% of the opinions published on the web were positive. We analysed a total of 5,547,332 opinions (66% appeared on blogs, 29% in forums, 3% on Twitter and 2% on Facebook). Slovenia is most commonly linked to unspoilt nature, rich with natural resources, and seen as a remarkably undiscovered country.

Invitation to Slovenia with Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze

Invitation to Slovenia with Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze

11. 11. 2013

As part of a series of new marketing communication tools, Slovenian tourism is presented by Tina Maze’s invitation to Slovenia. In a video clip, various advertisements and other promotional tools, top-ranking Slovenian ski racer Tina Maze, as currently the most recognisable Slovenian sportswoman, invites viewers to visit Slovenia – from the unique Sečovlje Saltpans, the picturesque town of Piran, Plečnik’s Triple Bridge in Ljubljana, the Alpine pearl Bled to Slovenian spa resorts.