Lace making in Idrija
Press news September 2011

Slovenia`s Idrija will hold the 17th World Lace Congress in 2016, following Caen, France which will host the Congress in 2012 and Adelaide, Australia where it will be held in 2014. Maribor is getting ready for the eleventh Old Vine Festival, which will take place in Maribor between the 16th and 25th September. The Festival is prepared in the honour of the Old Vine, the oldest in the world.

Slovenia was ranked among the top 10 countries with highest potential for development of adventure tourism. Martin Strel, the ´Big River Man´ who swam the length of the Amazon, has launched a holiday company for those who want to paddle through Slovenian waters in his wake.

The Hotel Wellness Park Laško was awarded the EU Ecolabel. Thermana explained the reasons for deciding to obtain an environmental label: »Additional incentives came from the Slovenian Tourist Board which guided us to sustainable tourism as the one development concept that is the right way for Slovenian tourism and is also the only one which can be competitive in long term!

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Higlight news from Slovenia for September
Slovenia to host the 2016 World Lace Congress
Slovenia to host the 2016 World Lace Congress
Slovenias Idrija will hold the 17th World Lace Congress in 2016. Slovenian representatives were able to win over the International Bobbin and Needle Lace Organisation (OIDFA) with their candidacy and overcome the comeptiton, Hamburg, Germany. Idrija will organise the OIDFA Congress following Caen, France which will host the Congress in 2012 and Adelaide, Australia where it will be held in 2014. more...
Old Vine Festival, the oldest vine in the world
Old Vine Festival, the oldest vine in the world
For the eleventh year in a row, the The Old Vine Festival is prepared in the honour of the Old Vine, the oldest in the world and is the main festival in the cycle of events celebrating the Vine, from pruning to the celebration of St. Martin’s Day. The Old Vine is Maribor’s greatest ethnographic site, which symbolises the rich wine culture of Maribor and Štajerska and is at the same time a starting and finishing point of wine roads, which intertwine the hilly wine growing district of the town. more...
Slovenian waters with Martin Strels Swimming Adventures
Slovenian waters with Martin Strels Swimming Adventures
At the junction of the Alps, the Mediterranean and the Pannonian Plain, Slovenia is in the heart of Europe. It is known as a land of pure water, and its numerous green, glacial lakes and crystal clear rivers make it a perfect location for short outdoors swimming adventures. Martin Strel, the ´Big River Man´ who swam the length of the Amazon, has launched a holiday company for those who want to paddle through Slovenian waters in his wake. more...
STB and cooperation with DJ UMEK on social networks
STB and cooperation with DJ UMEK on social networks
With the aim to increase and promote its presence in social networks, the Slovenian Tourist Board has collaborated with DJ UMEK during this years vote for TOP 100 DJs. Voting is done through the DJ Magazin publication at the link www.top100djs.net. DJ UMEK’s page has a wide international audience and is thus contributing to achieving the goal of the Slovenian Tourist Board in raising the visibility of Slovenia and promoting Slovenia as a tourist destination. more...
Slovenia among the top 10 countries with adventure potential
Slovenia among the top 10 countries with adventure potential
In a study prepared by George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting, Slovenia ranked among the top 10 countries with high potential for development of adventure tourism. more...
The New York Times published an article on Slovenia
The New York Times published an article on Slovenia
In August, the renowned American newspaper, The New York Times, published an extensive article on Slovenia. In the article titled “Slovene Rhapsody” the reporter, Seth Sherwood, describes his impressions of his journey through Slovenia, from the coast, via Ljubljana to Maribor. more...

sLOVEnia green

The Hotel Wellness Park Laško was awarded the EU Ecolabel
The Hotel Wellness Park Laško was awarded the EU Ecolabel
The Hotel Wellness Park Laško**** Superior met the final criteria for obtaining the environmental protection label and was thus awarded the EU Flower logo which is recognised throughout the European Union as an official label of environmental responsibility. In addition to fulfilling the demanding criteria of the EU Ecolabel in regard to reducing negative environmental impact, they also pay respect to cultural heritage, tradition and the specialities of the local environment by including them in their offer and by developing a comfortable environment to live and work in. more...
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Statistical data

In July 2011 foreign tourist arrivals up by 10%
In July 2011 foreign tourist arrivals up by 10%
Compared to July 2010, in July 2011 6% more tourist arrivals and 4% more overnight stays were registered in tourist accommodations in Slovenia. In the same comparison there were 2% less arrivals of domestic tourists, who created 4% less overnight stays, and 10% more arrivals of foreign tourists, who created 9% more overnight stays. In the first seven months of 2011 the number of overnight stays increased by 5% compared to the same period of the previous year. more...


Slo(www)Bus for Playful Exploration of Slovenia
Slo(www)Bus for Playful Exploration of Slovenia
Slovenia is presenting itself with a new game Slo(www)Bus. The game is for all, who want to get to know Slovenia and its sights of interest, regions, people, and customs in a playful way. The main aim of the game is to make sure a bus full of passengers safely and merrily reaches the finish line, and to gain the highest number of points possible in intermediate stations and win one of the super prizes. more...

Picture Slovenia - Slovenia World Photo Contest
Picture Slovenia - Slovenia World Photo Contest
PictureSlovenia.com in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and partners, announces the global photography competition, through which it wants to increase the visibility of Slovenia in the world and to encourage visitors, fans and friends of Slovenia to get involved in the presentation of Slovenia. more...

Reach Ljubljana Fast and Cheap from nearby European Airports
Reach Ljubljana Fast and Cheap from nearby European Airports
Now it is possible to reach Slovenia even easier. Travellers can choose numerous direct or low cost connections to major airport hubs in the vicinity of Slovenia and simply continue their journey to Slovenia with GoOpti low cost shuttles. As of 1st July GoOpti operates daily transfers between Ljubljana and Venice, Trieste and Bologna airports in Italy, Munchen airport in Germany and Salzburg, Vienna and Graz airports in Austria. more...

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

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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