In May the meadows at Golica, Gorenjska region, are white with countless daffodils
Press News from Slovenia May 2011

May will be the month of competitions, celebrations, festivals, grand openings and world-record-breaking events.

Four finalist destinations in Slovenia are competing for the EDEN award − the theme of the 2011 European Destinations of Excellence competition is ‘Tourism and the Regeneration of Physical Sites’. On 21 May, Bohinj will become the host of the International Wild Flower Festival for the fifth consecutive year. Bled castle will be celebrating a thousand years since its first mention in written records; the main ceremony will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 May 2011. Predjama Castle will give birth to a very special edition of Erasmus Sparkling Wine.

The renovation of once very popular pearl of Slovenian tourism, even visited by English royalty and numerous local and foreign tourists, began a few years ago. The completely renovated Rimske terme spa is reopening its doors at the end of this May. Hostel Celica in Ljubljana has been awarded several times so far by international tourism industry professionals; now it received the Hoscar award. The Secondary School Graduates` Parade has been entered into several editions of the Guinness Book of Records as a world-record-breaking synchronous dance. This year it is to be held on 20 May.


May highlight news from Slovenia
Four destinations in Slovenia for the 2011 EDEN award
Four destinations in Slovenia for the 2011 EDEN award
The Slovenian Tourist Board takes part for the fourth time in the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) project. The theme of the 2011 competition is ‘Tourism and the Regeneration of Physical Sites’. As many as 11 destinations have competed for the award this year and in May, a winner will be selected among four finalists. more...
Rimske Terme Resort & Spa reopens its doors
Rimske Terme Resort & Spa reopens its doors
The renovation of this once very popular pearl of Slovenian tourism, even visited by English royalty and numerous local and foreign tourists, began a few years ago. The completely renovated Rimske terme spa is reopening its doors officially at the end of this May. It has been turned into a modern resort & spa, yet it still respects its rich tradition. more...
A thousand years since first written record of Bled castle
A thousand years since first written record of Bled castle
Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130 metres above the glacial Lake Bled is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia – Bled Castle. The image of the castle, forming a dramatic backdrop to the romantic island with the church on it, has earned worldwide recognition through centuries. The deed of donation in which Bled Castle is first mentioned as Castellum Veldes, dates back to the year 1011. more...
5th International Wild Flower Festival held in Bohinj
5th International Wild Flower Festival held in Bohinj
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 21 May, Bohinj will become the host of the International Wild Flower Festival for the fifth consecutive year, addressing visitors who wish to learn about the local nature, its values and cultural heritage in an attractive way. more...
Predjama Castle gives birth to Erasmus sparkling wine
Predjama Castle gives birth to Erasmus sparkling wine
Postojnska jama d.d., the operator of Postojna Cave – one of the most important tourist caves in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Slovenia and the Alps-Adriatic region – plans to organise a truly special event marking the birth of Erasmus sparkling wine, integrating the historical links between the Vipava Valley and the Predjama Castle. more...

sLOVEnia Green

Vivo Catering has been awarded the first eco certificate
Vivo Catering has been awarded the first eco certificate
Consumers who are aware of the significance of organically produced foods can choose among the increasingly wider range of certified products available on the Slovenian market; no such choice, however, existed in catering until recently. Vivo Catering, a company awarded the first eco-certificate among caterers, took the first step. more...
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Statistical data

March 2011 sees 9% more tourist arrivals and 7% more overnig
March 2011 sees 9% more tourist arrivals and 7% more overnig
Compared to March 2010, in March 2011 9% more tourist arrivals and 7% more overnight stays were registered. The number of overnights of domestic tourists increased by 3% and of foreign tourists by 11%. In the first quarter of this year the number of arrivals increased by 5% and the number of overnight stays by 3% compared to the same period last year. more...


New publications & Highlights
New catalogue of Slovenian campsites issued
New catalogue of Slovenian campsites issued
The campsites in Slovenia provide an ideal point of departure for all those wishing to make their own plans for holidays, choosing trips spontaneously; they have always been popular among visitors who appreciate coexistence with nature. In recent years, the number of campsites winning international awards has been increasing. The Slovenian Tourist Board has issued a revised catalogue entitled Campsites in Slovenia, which you can leaf through HERE. more...

Hostel Celica in Ljubljana received the Hoscar award
Hostel Celica in Ljubljana received the Hoscar award
Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, the winner of the first Slovenian Sejalec (sower) award for innovation in Slovenian tourism in 2004, has regularly been placed high in tourist magazines and other media selections around the world. It is also very popular among guests and has won the Hoscar award for the first time this year. more...

City streets again for Secondary School Graduates Parade
City streets again for Secondary School Graduates Parade
The Secondary School Graduates Parade, an annual event featuring a quadrille dance performed by secondary school graduates in the streets of different cities in Slovenia and its neighbouring countries, has been entered into several editions of the Guinness Book of Records as a world-record-breaking synchronous dance. This year it is to be held on 20 May. more...


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