Monthly press news for April 2011

According to the new Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index for 2011, Slovenia has taken 33rd place among 139 countries, and has thus climbed the ladder by two places since 2009, and by as much as 11 places since 2007. After excellent January tourism results the February of 2011 levelled with last year’s arrivals.

Maribor is focusing its development potentials on major projects in the coming years. One of the biggest challenges is the title of European Capital of Culture 2012. Slovenian Coast is getting ready for two events. The festival of salt making at the beginning of May is a real treat, followed by INTERNAUTICA International Boat Show, the Adriatic`s most significant marine lifestyle event with a long tradition, held from 10 to 15 May in Portorož.

The forest in Slovenia is a symbol of the country’s recognisability and a reflection of its attitude towards sustainable development. Slovenia, too, has joined the activities regarding the International Year of Forests.


April highlight news from Slovenia
Taste the European capital of culture 2012, Maribor
Taste the European capital of culture 2012, Maribor
Maribor, the second largest town in Slovenia and a proper post-industrial giant, is focusing its development potentials on major projects in the coming years. One of the biggest challenges is the title of European Capital of Culture 2012. more...
Salt pans and the salt making festival – a real treat
Salt pans and the salt making festival – a real treat
For centuries, the salt pans in the North Adriatic Sea had a large impact on the economy in the countries and city states in this area, including the Slovenian coast. Centuries ago, salt brought us wealth and on its basis the white town of Piran was constructed. A visit to the Sečovlje salt pans is almost a must today and the festival of salt making is a real treat. more...
“Picture Slovenia” for new innovative ways of promotion
“Picture Slovenia” for new innovative ways of promotion
Picture Slovenia is an all-Slovenian project that is based on the idea of the innovative promotion of Slovenia with the help of photography, exhibitions, and numerous accompanying diplomatic and cultural events across Slovenia and abroad. The connecting platform of the project is the web site and the medium PictureSlovenia.com. more...
Slovenia climbs the 2011 T&T Competitiveness Index (WEF)
Slovenia climbs the 2011 T&T Competitiveness Index (WEF)
According to the new Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index for 2011, Slovenia has taken 33rd place among 139 countries, and has thus climbed the ladder by two places since 2009, and by as much as 11 places since 2007. With respect to the rankings in subindexes, the biggest competitive edge of Slovenia remains in the field of business environment and infrastructure and much improvement has been seen in the field of regulatory framework. Check the ranking under individual indexes and subindexes. more...
Portorož to hold 16th INTERNAUTICA International Boat Show
Portorož to hold 16th INTERNAUTICA International Boat Show
The INTERNAUTICA International Boat Show is the Adriatics most significant marine lifestyle event with a long tradition, held every year in May at the Portorož Marina. It has a strong influence on purchasing and strategic decision-making in the nautical industry market. This year it will take place from 10-15 May. more...

sLOVEnia Green

Forests reflect Slovenia’s attitude towards sustainability
Forests reflect Slovenia’s attitude towards sustainability
Slovenia is the third most heavily forested country in Europe, since nearly 60% of all its territory is covered by forest. In addition, it is pleasing to hear that over the last decades the share of forest has increased. Each year, more than 1.2 million trees are planted in Slovenia; that is more than one tree per citizen. more...
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Statistical data

In february 2001 the same number of arrivals
In february 2001 the same number of arrivals
Preliminary data from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia show that compared to January 2010, in January 2011 9% more tourist arrivals and 6% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in Slovenia. more...


A jubilee year invitation - “Homecoming”
In 2011 Slovenia is celebrating 20 years of its declaration of national independence. All those who have not yet visited the country of their ancestors will have even more reason to do so in 2011, since throughout the year the “Homecoming” project will involve a great many events, while special promotional tourist offers will be featured. more...

“Events in Slovenia” brochure is out
“Events in Slovenia” brochure is out
The Slovenian Tourist Board has published the brochure “Events in Slovenia”, which is a transparent guidebook of attractive and well established events taking place in Slovenia in 2011 (from April to December). Furthermore, some major international events and championships have been highlighted which will leave their mark in Slovenia the next couple of years. more...

Letters from Ljubljana
Letters from Ljubljana
View Letters from Ljubljana, a new promotional film about the Slovenian capital. The film tells a story about how people of different generations experience Ljubljana and shares their experiences with friends. Check out how Ljubljana is presented in the writings of a foreign student named Ana, a French photographer named Pierre, who works on a project in Ljubljana, and a retired lady named Mojca, who has lived in Ljubljana her entire life. more...

E-shop I feel Slovenia
E-shop I feel Slovenia
Welcome to the Slovenian Tourist Board`s online shop, which features a variety of official souvenirs. more...


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