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PRESS news from Slovenia March

Recently Slovenia has noted some prominent achievements. For the second time, Alan Rogers has awarded Camping Bled, this time presenting it with the Alan Rogers Innovation Award. Virgin Australia placed Slovenia 2nd among top 10 inspirational places to visit in 2012 and Conde Nast Traveller ranked the Vila Bled among the best small European hotels.

A recent study among European capitals has shown that Ljubljana is placed among the top three European capitals with the highest growth rate of overnight stays of tourists in the last five years, while according to the growth of bed capacities in tourist accommodation facilities, Ljubljana take the lead. It also leads in the category of international visitors.

In 2011, Slovenia recorded 9% more foreign tourists and overnight stays, spending more than 2 billion EUR in Slovenia first time ever.


Highlight news from Slovenia
Alan Rogers awards Camping Bled for the second time
Alan Rogers awards Camping Bled for the second time
Camping Bled, which operates within the frame of Sava Turizem, has received an award from the distinguished Alan Rogers Campsite Guide. This is the second award given to Camping Bled by this campsite guide – in 2010, Camping Bled took first place in the active holiday category and this time Alan Rogers awarded it for its innovative offer identified in the Forest Fairy Eco Village, presented on the market by Camping Bled within the frame of the camping concept known as “glamping”. more...
Ljubljana high among European capitals
Ljubljana high among European capitals
A recent study about city tourism in European capitals has revealed that Ljubljana, next to Berlin and Stockholm, is ranked among the top three European capitals with the highest growth rate of overnight stays by tourists in the last five years, while according to growth in the numbers of bed capacities in tourist accommodation facilities, Ljubljana actually takes the lead. It also leads according to the number of international tourist overnight stays. more...
Sustainable destinations in Slovenia receive EU boost
Sustainable destinations in Slovenia receive EU boost
Last year alone, approximately half (51%) of all European holidaymakers planned to enjoy a vacation in their home country. With many predicting the trend to continue into 2012, the European Commission, through its initiative ‘European Destinations of ExcelleNce’ (EDEN) is urging Europeans to discover the breadth of hidden treasures on their doorstep. more...
Virgin Australia placed Slovenia 2nd among top 10 for 2012
Virgin Australia placed Slovenia 2nd among top 10 for 2012
In its January edition of Voyeur magazine, Virgin Australia puts Slovenia in the second spot among top 10 inspirational places to visit in 2012. Slovenia was described as follows: “This hidden gem combines old-fashioned charm with modern sophistication. Low on the average travellers radar, it actually offers the perfect Euro getaway – its compact, wonderfully diverse and boasts lush outdoors as well as a youthful and artsy capital city of Ljubljana.” more...
Conde Nast Traveler ranks the Vila Bled Hotel among the best
Conde Nast Traveler ranks the Vila Bled Hotel among the best
The American magazine Condé Nast Traveler has published the results of the 2011 Readers Choice Awards. The Vila Bled Hotel, situated directly on the coast of Lake Bled, was ranked among top 20 small European hotels according to the readers’ choice and placed at the top of the most recognisable European Alpine icons in the category of Lakes & Mountains. Firstly, they were delighted by the location and design, and also highlighted the interesting historical background of the hotel. more...
Ljubljana preparing for the 23rd Biennial of Design
Ljubljana preparing for the 23rd Biennial of Design
From the first biennial in 1964 to today, the Biennial of Design has presented 22 exhibitions that survey the best in international design – and along with co-designing contemporary trends in international design, have become an inseparable part of the identity of the Slovenian capital. Until 30 March, a Call for Entries is underway and Ljubljana will host the event at the Museum of Architecture and Design from 27 September and 22 November 2012. more...

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From Grossglockner across Slovenia and Italy to the sea
From Grossglockner across Slovenia and Italy to the sea
The Alpe Adria Trail is a new topical hiking trail offering 680 kilometres of diverse and thrilling travel through three countries and three different cultures. The concept of the trail has been set up so that each stage runs along touristically interesting regions with rich cultural, natural and culinary tradition. The basic common thread is the richness of waters along the trail in any state found: from glaciers, rivers, waterfalls, springs and lakes to the sea. more...
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Tourism statistics

In 2011, Slovenia noted 9% more foreign tourists
In 2011, Slovenia noted 9% more foreign tourists
In 2011, Slovenia was visited by 7% more tourists who created 5% more overnight stays than in 2010, while the number of foreign tourists and their overnight stays increased by as much as 9%. Compared to Europe and the world, Slovenian tourism is again recording above-average results. Another very important piece of information is the fact that in 2011, foreign tourists spent over €2 billion in Slovenia for the first time ever. In January 2012 good results continue. more...


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After Antarctic facing flight over world’s highest mountain
After Antarctic facing flight over world’s highest mountain
Biologist, environmentalist and photographer-pilot Matevž Lenarčič has been travelling around the world for almost two months. He set off for his journey on 8 January with the Pipistrel ultra light plane, specifically adapted to sustain temperatures up to 50 degrees below zero. In mid February, he landed his plane successfully in the Antarctic. more...

Slovenia at ITB Berlin, this time marked by natural spas
Slovenia at ITB Berlin, this time marked by natural spas
In cooperation with its Representative office in Munich, the Slovenian Tourist Board has prepared a rich programme of events and meetings with the partners of Slovenian tourism within the frame of the 2012 ITB Berlin market. Slovenia will again be found in hall 17. Let us highlight two events: the press conference on March 7, at 4 p.m., and the evening event for business partners at the Quasimodo Club, also on March 7, at 7 in the evening. You are cordially invited to visit us in Berlin. You can contact us at masa.puklavec@slovenia.info.

The Soča Valley presents itself with a new promotional film
The Soča Valley presents itself with a new promotional film
The Soča Valley has presented the emerald Soča River, the stories behind the First World War’s Soča Front and the manifold experiences of exploring and spending an active break in an enticing way in their new promotional film “The Soča Valley – The Walk of Peace”. The film was prepared by the Walks of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation, in cooperation with various partners at the destination. more...


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