Tourism press news from Slovenia for February 2011

In 2011 Slovenia will be celebrating 20 years since its declaration of national independence. For this jubilee year, the Slovenian Tourist Board together with its partners has devised a “Homecoming” project, through which it is seeking to attract to Slovenia as many Slovenians as possible living around the world, as well as their relatives, descendants and friends, with the focus on socialising and getting to know Slovenia and its heritage.

March will be dominated by two major traditional sporting events. From 17 to 20 March 2011 Planica will have its sights set on new ski flying records, while Kranjska Gora is set to host what will be the 50th Vitranc Cup, on 5 and 6 March. March will also come alive with a range of colourful Shrovetide Carnival events. The most recognisable of these include the Ptuj kurenti, the Cerkno laufarji and Drežnica pustovi, and the best-attended of the Carnival events is the Kurentovanje in Ptuj. This, the 51st Kurent festival in succession, will take place this year from 26 February to 8 March.

Meanwhile Slovenia has kicked off 2011 with three new hotels – read about Ljubljana’s new Antiq Palace boutique hotel, about the new hotel at the Golte mountain tourist resort and about the new hotel in Idrija, which this February is assuming the title “Alpine Town of 2011”.

Read more in the press news for February.


February highlight news from Slovenia
Jubilee year invitation to Slovenians and their descendants
Jubilee year invitation to Slovenians and their descendants
In 2011 the Republic of Slovenia will be celebrating 20 years since its declaration of national independence. For this jubilee year, the Slovenian Tourist Board together with the Slovenian Government’s Communication Office and Office for Slovenians Abroad has drawn up a “Homecoming” project, through which it is seeking to attract to Slovenia as many Slovenians as possible living around the world, as well as their relatives, descendants and friends, with the focus on socialising and getting to know Slovenia and its heritage. more...
Golte Ski Centre starts the winter season with a new hotel
Golte Ski Centre starts the winter season with a new hotel
The mountain tourist resort of Golte has embarked on the new winter season with a new four-star Hotel Golte, which is regarded as one of the most modern of the comparable mountain resorts in Slovenia. Golte has combined exceptional natural features with a modern and lively range of tourist services. more...
Ljubljana boasts a new boutique hotel, the Antiq Palace
Ljubljana boasts a new boutique hotel, the Antiq Palace
Ljubljana is now richer for one small, boutique hotel, which offers a truly special experience of the Slovenian capital. The Antiq Palace is located in the old town centre, in a 16th century villa once inhabited by an aristocratic family, and now it offers luxury accommodation in exclusive, period-furnished apartments. more...
Idrija assumes title of “Alpine Town of the Year 2011”
Idrija assumes title of “Alpine Town of the Year 2011”
After Maribor, Idrija will become the second Slovenian town to sport the flattering title of “Alpine Town”. On 8 February 2011, Slovenia’s cultural holiday, the former mining town will join the distinguished company of cities and towns in the Alps region whose everyday practices and development policies demonstrate their commitment to fulfilling the Alpine Convention. more...
March set for plenty of Carnival events
March set for plenty of Carnival events
Slovenia is regarded as one of the richest lands for masked costumes. Each region of Slovenia has its own costume. The most recognisable of these include the Ptuj kurenti, the Cerkno laufarji and Drežnica pustovi, and the best-attended of the Shrovetide Carnival events is the Kurentovanje in Ptuj. more...
Planica for new ski flying records from 17 to 20 March
Planica for new ski flying records from 17 to 20 March
Each year the valley of ski jumps, regarded as the cradle of ski jumping and flying, fills up with some 80,000 sports fans. This year they will gather between 17 and 20 March for the ski flying world championship at Planica, where new records have been regularly set since 1934. more...
Kranjska Gora to host the 50th Vitranc Cup on 5 and 6 March
Kranjska Gora to host the 50th Vitranc Cup on 5 and 6 March
As a ski centre, Kranjska Gora’s greatest fame has undoubtedly come from hosting the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Each winter the world’s best slalom and giant slalom skiers vie with each other on the competition slopes below Vitranc. This year will be the 50th Vitranc Cup, and it will take place from 5 to 6 March 2011. more...

sLOVEnia Green

Camping Bled the first to measure its carbon footprint
Camping Bled the first to measure its carbon footprint
One of the first Slovenian companies to calculate its carbon footprint is Camping Bled, of the Sava Hoteli Bled company, and their efforts to be the best in all fields also includes environmental responsibility. Calculating their carbon footprint is intended primarily to serve as a basis for pursuing various measures to reduce that footprint. more...
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Statistical data

The year 2010 sees percentage point gain in arrivals
The year 2010 sees percentage point gain in arrivals
Preliminary data from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia show that the country’s tourism sector ended 2010 with a percentage point increase in arrivals over 2009, but a percentage point down in overnights, with the number both of foreign arrivals and overnights increasing, while domestic guests made a poorer showing. more...


New publications
Catalogue of Private Accommodation 2011
Catalogue of Private Accommodation 2011
The new Catalogue of Private Accommodation 2011 has come out. Through the basic listing and advertisements the Catalogue presents 220 tourist accommodation providers offering rooms, apartments, holiday homes, guest houses, inns, tourist farms, small hotels, vineyard cottages and complementary tourist services throughout Slovenia. more...

Travel Agents Manual 2011
Travel Agents Manual 2011
The Slovenian Tourist Board has issued the Travel Agents Manual 2011, intended for tourism professionals. It brings together in one place useful general information about Slovenia, highlighting key tourist products and numerous contact details for tourist service providers and tourist organisations. more...

I feel Slovenia e-shop
I feel Slovenia e-shop
Welcome to the Slovenian Tourist Boards online shop. Our e-shop features a variety of official souvenirs of this small but beautiful country, which offers enjoyment, hospitality, beauty and opportunities in equal measure. more...

Photo library of STB
Photo library of STB
The Photo Library of the Slovenian Tourist Board contains 1500+ high-resolution Slovenian tourism photographs intended for professional use. more...


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