The beehive panel paintings are a unique Slovenian phenomenon and an important form of folk-art
PRESS news from Slovenia April 2012

After two years, the new travel guide for Slovenia, published by the prestigious British publishing house Dorling Kindersley (DK) is finally available in bookstores. From now on there is also a mobile guide for the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012.

Slovenia received the award for the most sustainable stand at the MITT Moscow. In May, Kranjska Gora will host the 15th Slovenian Incoming Workshop. Slovenia was selected to host IMEX Challenge 2012, the international social responsibility project.

The Slovenian association Ecologists without Borders has, for the second time, organised an all-Slovenian voluntary campaign entitled "Let`s clean Slovenia", in which almost a quarter of a million Slovenians (12 per cent of the population) participated. This time, the project has expanded to a global level – namely, within the framework of the global initiative World Cleanup 2012. The main motivator and leader of the global movement Let`s Do It!, Rainer Nolvak, who also helped clean Ljubljana, said that Slovenia should teach other nations the magic of uniting so many people for the same objective.


Highlight news from Slovenia
Long awaited DK Eyewitness Guide for Slovenia finally out
Long awaited DK Eyewitness Guide for Slovenia finally out
After two years, the new travel guide for Slovenia in English is finally available in bookstores. The prestigious British publishing house Dorling Kindersley (DK) published the travel guide for Slovenia by acknowledged travel authors and experts on Slovenia, Jonathan Bousfield and James Stewart in its collection of Eyewitness Travel Guides. more...
European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 Mobile Guide
European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 Mobile Guide
The European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012 will be more accessible from now on. Namely, a mobile application, Maribor 2012, is available and presents, in a modern way, the events of the European Capital of Culture, offering to users various possibilities – events calendar, recent news, locations of events, contents of the Lifetouch project and various thematic guides; moreover, the contents are constantly being upgraded. At this moment, the guide is available for the Android platform and in the future will become available for the iOS platform (iPad, iPhone, etc.). more...
The new catalogue Hiking in Slovenia with QR codes
The new catalogue Hiking in Slovenia with QR codes
The association of Hiking and Cycling has published a new catalogue entitled Hiking in Slovenia in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and destination partnership organisations. The catalogue is available in Slovenian, English, German, Italian and French. A special feature of the catalogue is that each trail has its QR code. more...
The attitude of Europeans and Slovenes towards tourism
The attitude of Europeans and Slovenes towards tourism
The European Commission has, for the fourth time in a row, published the Eurobarometer report on the attitude of Europeans towards tourism. In 2011, 72% of EU tourists went travelling, while more than 80% answered that they will continue to travel in 2012 either on short or long journeys. The Eurobarometer results also indicate that in 2012 more citizens of EU countries have decided to go on vacation inside Europe. How do Slovenians travel? more...
Slovenia was cleaned and active in World Cleanup 2012
Slovenia was cleaned and active in World Cleanup 2012
The Slovenian association Ecologists without Borders has, for the second time, organised an all-Slovenian voluntary campaign entitled Let`s clean Slovenia 2012, in which almost a quarter of a million Slovenians participated. This 12% of the population united in cleaning wild dumping grounds all around Slovenia. This time, the project has expanded to a global level – namely, within the framework of the global initiative World Cleanup 2012. more...

sLOVEnia Green

Slovenia  to host IMEX Challenge 2012
Slovenia selected to host IMEX Challenge 2012
Although there is a general opinion among people that due to our preoccupation with ourselves we are less attentive and compassionate to others whose lives could become better with our aid, we can always discover initiatives that present us with a different picture. This is surely the concept of the project that has convinced the main organiser, the international company of IMEX; namely, intertwining the care for bees and the natural environment with a positive impact on the lives of less privileged groups. more...
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Tourism statistics

In February 2012 7% more foreign overnight stays
In February 2012 7% more foreign overnight stays
Compared to February 2011, in February 2012 1% more tourist arrivals and 1% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in Slovenia. The number of overnight stays of domestic tourists decreased by 2% and of foreign tourists increased by 7%. In the first two months of this year the number of tourist arrivals is up by 2% and the number of overnight stays up by 1% over the same period of 2011. more...


News from the markets
Kranjska Gora will host the 15th Slovenian Incoming Workshop
Kranjska Gora will host the 15th Slovenian Incoming Workshop
Between 17 and 19 May, Kranjska Gora will host the 15th Slovenian Incoming Workshop, the largest business event of the Slovenian tourist economy, which is organised annually by the Slovenian Tourist Board in a different tourist centre in Slovenia. Each time, more than 3500 business meetings are carried out, followed by specific offers and agreements; moreover, the event represents an important business tool of the Slovenian tourist economy. more...

Slovenia and Croatia in China with a joint stand
Slovenia and Croatia in China with a joint stand
In 2012, Slovenia will continue with promotion on the Chinese market, which also represents a potential market for Slovenia. Together with Croatia, Slovenia will again participate in the COTTM fair – at a joint stand for both countries for the first time. Both countries present themselves as an attractive common destination in the region between the Alps and the Mediterranean. more...

Slovenia received The Most Sustainable Stand award at MITT
Slovenia received The Most Sustainable Stand award at MITT
Slovenia presented itself at the main Russian tourist event MITT Moscow 2012 with the topic SLOVENIA. Green. Active. Healthy., with emphasis on the rich offer of mineral waters. The Slovenian stand received the award for most sustainable stand by the ITE Group, the organiser of the event.



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