Ljubljana as the host city of EuroBasket 2013
News from Slovenia: Welcome to EuroBasket 2013

Two years after its successful candidacy for EuroBasket 2013 and almost a year before the start of the Championships, Slovenia is making the final preparations for the largest European basketball event, which will take place in Slovenia between 4th and 22nd September 2013. It will be hosted by four Slovenian towns, all less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Ljubljana.

The Postojna Cave, the greatest Slovenian tourist attraction and the most visited cave in Europe, will be the venue of the 2013 EuroBasket draw ceremony on November 18. It will be the first in history to take place completely beneath the ground at an extremely attractive location. EuroBasket 2013 and its main host city, Ljubljana, will be the main feature of the Slovenian presentation at WTM London.

Come and join us! At Slovenian stand at the WTM London and in Ljubljana for the EuroBasket 2013.


About EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia
EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away
EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia less than a year away
Two years after its successful candidacy for EuroBasket 2013 and almost a year before the start of the Championships, Slovenia is making the final preparations for the largest European basketball event, which will take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013. This is not merely the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia, but also an opportunity for Slovenia, Ljubljana and other host towns to show their best to the European basketball elite and their fans. more...
Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Jesenice to co-host EuroBasket
Ljubljana, Celje, Koper and Jesenice to co-host EuroBasket
EuroBasket 2013, scheduled to take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013 in Slovenia, will be hosted by four Slovenian towns, all less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Ljubljana. The first round of the Championships will take place in Ljubljana, Celje, Jesenice and Koper, while the second round and finals will be hosted by Ljubljana alone. more...
Postojna Cave to host the EuroBasket 2013 Draw Ceremony
Postojna Cave to host the EuroBasket 2013 Draw Ceremony
The Postojna Cave, the greatest Slovenian tourist attraction and the most visited cave in Europe, will be the venue of the 2013 EuroBasket draw ceremony on November 18. The draw, in which 24 national teams, including Slovenia, will be divided into groups, will be the first in history to take place completely beneath the ground at an extremely attractive location, while the ceremony will also be enriched with a programme and numerous prominent names from the basketball world, which will additionally contribute to the uniqueness of the event. more...
WTM London – Slovenia marked by Ljubljana and EuroBasket
WTM London – Slovenia marked by Ljubljana and EuroBasket
At this year’s central business event in the global travel industry, i.e. the WTM in London (5-8 November), Slovenia’s presentation will be marked by its capital, Ljubljana, and the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia – i.e. the European Basketball Championships, which will take place in Ljubljana and three other co-host towns in September 2013. more...

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The Savica Hotel in Bled receives the EU Flower
The Savica Hotel in Bled receives the EU Flower
The Savica Hotel, which is considered to be a specialised family hotel among the Sava Hotels Bled of the Sava Turizem Group, won the EU Flower, i.e. the eco-label awarded by the European Union for environmentally friendly tourist accommodation, at the beginning of October. Hence, it joined the respectable group of Slovenian hotels, tourist farms and campsites that show their responsibility towards the environment with an official environmental label as well. more...
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Tourism Statistics

Slovenian tourism ends 2012 peak tourist season successfully
Slovenian tourism ends 2012 peak tourist season successfully
According to the provisional data provided by the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia recorded a 3.1% increase in arrivals and a 1.4% increase of overnight stays by tourists in the first 8 months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, whereby the number of foreign tourists rose by 6.1%, creating a 5.6% increase in overnight stays from the same period last year. A glance at the results for August alone reveals an even better picture. more...


Alpe Adria Trail, a hiking trail of three countries
Alpe Adria Trail, a hiking trail of three countries
The fact that three regions – the Austrian Kärnten, the Italian Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Slovenia – united in a project to set up a joint hiking trail called the Alpe Adria Trail is not news; however, there are a lot of activities and new features on the trail. In the past months, the trail has been marked in a uniform manner and a transparent and extremely functional joint Alpe Adria Trail web portal has been established. more...

Positive impact of the European Capital of Culture continues
Positive impact of the European Capital of Culture continues
It’s less than three months until the end of the year and the institute MARIBOR 2012 - European Capital of Culture has expressed satisfaction with the current progress of what has, so far, been the most important cultural event in the history of independent Slovenia. The ECOC has brought developmental momentum to many areas, including the economic sector, where tourist activity is seeing positive feedback. more...


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