6th International Wild Flower Festival, Bohinj (May 19 - June 2)
PRESS news from Slovenia May

After 100 days, Matevž Lenarčič has a successful landing at Brnik. As Lenarčič put it: “The world is beautiful, which is simply because of nature and the people who live here. There is enough space, food and water for all of us. With this flight, we have proven that the change in mentality in the direction of SMALL-LIGHT-GREEN is both possible and necessary."

In the end of April, Ljubljana hosted the second meeting of tourist agents and travel organisers with tourist service providers of the destination `New Europe`. The objective of the `New Europe Travel Mart` was to increase the tourist flows in the region of New Europe that has won recognition as a new promising destination.

Next year, Slovenia with Bled will host one of the largest British tourist events, the Travel Network Group conference. According to Colin Heal, the president of the Travel Network Group, numerous countries wanted to host the event; however, “we were especially enchanted by Bled`s beauty, and the kindness of the people”.


Highlight news from Slovenia
After 100 days and 100,000 km Matevž Lenarčič lands at Brnik
After 100 days and 100,000 km Matevž Lenarčič lands at Brnik
Biologist, environmentalist and photographer-pilot Matevž Lenarčič returned to the main Slovenian airport (Jože Pučnik Brnik airport) on 19 April, which represented the end of his journey around the world; during this three-month journey, he flew almost 100,000 kilometres and over more than 50 countries with the ultra light Pipistrel airplane, Virus SW 914 Turbo. His biggest achievements were flying over the Antarctic, Mount Everest and, especially, his successes during unfavorable weather conditions. more...
Bled to host the Travel Network Group conference in 2013
Bled to host the Travel Network Group conference in 2013
Next year, Slovenia will host one of the largest British tourist events, the Travel Network Group conference. The annual conference of the Travel Network Group consortium will be organised in Bled between 17 and 19 May 2013, including partners Worldchoice, Travel Trust Association, Independent Travel Experts and some other associations. The 800 member consortium is the largest independent association of tourist agents in Europe. more...
Oversees markets discover
Oversees markets discover "New Europe"
In the end of April, a second meeting of tourist agents and travel organisers with tourist service providers of the destination New Europe was organised under the title New Europe Travel Mart. The objective of the meeting was to increase the tourist flows in the region of New Europe that has won recognition as a new promising destination. The travel mart brought to Ljubljana new buyers from 12 countries, primarily transmarine markets. more...
Slovenia and Italy received an award on the Chinese market
Slovenia and Italy received an award on the Chinese market
Within the framework of a joint cross-border project, SLOW TOURISM, which was presented as part of the presentation of Slovenia and the Slovenian Tourist Board in the Chinese tourist market China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) 2012 in Beijing, Slovenia and Italy received the CTW Chinese Tourists Welcoming Award 2012 on 20 April. more...
How business and general public recognise I Feel Slovenia
How business and general public recognise I Feel Slovenia
After five years of using the umbrella national trademark I Feel Slovenia, through a research study of the domestic business public, Slovenia verified what the importance of the I Feel Slovenia trademark is and the effect of Slovenia as a source country of products. Among other things, the study has indicated that when thinking about Slovenia, Austrians primarily think of the sea, Italians of the nature, British and Germans of the mountains and Japanese of the Lake Bled. more...

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Bohinj Wild Flower Festival in The Geographical journal
Bohinj Wild Flower Festival in The Geographical journal
With a background of the mystical mountains of Triglav National Park, Bohinj is the perfect venue for those who seek tranquillity and pristine nature. On 19 May, Bohinj will become the host of the International Wild Flower Festival for the sixth consecutive year, addressing visitors who wish to learn about the local nature, its values and cultural heritage in an attractive way. Slovenia also invites tourists to visit this increasingly recognised festival with an add in The Geographical journal by the distinguished Royal Geographical Society. more...
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Tourism statistics

In March, 10% more domestic and 5% more foreign tourists
In March, 10% more domestic and 5% more foreign tourists
After February 2012, which brought the same results as the same month of last year, Slovenian tourism in March has again recorded a significant increase. In March 2012, tourists created 7% more tourist arrivals and 4% more overnight stays in tourist accommodations, while a review of the first three months of 2012 shows that in comparison with the same period last year, 3% more tourist arrivals were registered in tourist accommodations. In the same comparison, the number of overnight stays increased by 1%. more...


Do not miss
Bled presents a new promotional film
Bled presents a new promotional film
With its green-blue lake, the little island with its church and a medieval castle on the crags above, Bled is the most famous view of Slovenia. This tourist gem of international fame located at the edge of the Triglav National Park was among the nominees for seven new wonders of the World! In 2012, Bled prepared a new promotional film showing the natural beauty of Bled and its surroundings, emphasising the diversity, relaxation, sports challenges, cultural events and entertainment. more...

European Capital of Culture is also the Capital of Flavours
European Capital of Culture is also the Capital of Flavours
Besides numerous cultural events, Maribor 2012 is offering a culinary greeting to the visitors and inhabitants of the European Capital of Culture. The European Capital of Culture is also the Capital of Flavours and would like to spice up the cultural program with the culinary and wine culture of the best regional ingredients. more...

Stylist - Slovenia is the 4th best travel destination
Stylist - Slovenia is the 4th best travel destination
The British web portal Stylist, operating under the auspices of Stylist magazine, has published the list of the best travel destinations of the year, prepared by Paul Croughton, editor of the tourist section of The Sunday Times. Slovenia is ranked in 4th place among the 10 recommended destinations. more...

Do not miss the European Capital of Culture in May and June
Do not miss the European Capital of Culture in May and June
Dont miss the upcoming special events in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture. Only in May there are more than 400 events ... Have a look at some of the highlights from May to July. more...


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