EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia – the countdown has begun! Less then half a year to go.
News from Slovenia March 2013

Less than half a year before the start of the European Basketball Championship, Slovenia is in the final preparation phase for EuroBasket 2013, to be held in Ljubljana and other three host cities (Koper on the Coast, Jesenice in the Alpine region and Celje in the east of Slovenia). After 18 March, all sports fans will be able to buy tickets – along with the tourist arrangements for this largest sports event ever hosted by Slovenia.

Slovenia has hosted two top-level World Cup in Alpine skiing competitions so far this winter and is ready to host FIS World Jumping Ski Final in Planica between 21 and 24 March. The best Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze has been breaking all the records this season and her achievements are being noticed even beyond the snowy peaks.

Slovenia is also popular in 2013! In 2013, Slovenia has been ranked among the top destinations by several distinguished media. Read about some of the rankings.

And Slovenia is colourful on the threshold of spring, ready for colourful Easter traditions … And young! In 2012, Maribor carried the title European Capital of Culture; in 2013, it gained the prestigious title of European Youth Capital. 2013 will be characterized by youth!

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Countdown to EuroBasket 2013 – less than half a year ...
Countdown to EuroBasket 2013 – less than half a year ...
Less than half a year before the start of the Championship, Slovenia is in the final preparation phase for the largest European basketball event – EuroBasket 2013, which will take place between 4 and 22 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...
Tickets for EuroBasket 2013 available in mid-March!
Tickets for EuroBasket 2013 available in mid-March!
After 18 March, all sports fans will be able to buy tickets for the largest sports event ever hosted by Slovenia since its independence, EuroBasket 2013. This will take place in four Slovenian towns, Celje, Jesenice, Koper and Ljubljana; for the first time, tickets for this years EuroBasket will be sold for individual games and not in daily packages as during previous such events. more...
Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze breaking all the records
Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze breaking all the records
The best Slovenian Alpine skier Tina Maze has been breaking all the records this season and her achievements are being noticed even beyond the snowy peaks. Alpine skiing has played an important role in the hearts of all Slovenians for decades; namely, Slovenians have always enthusiastically followed the achievements of our Alpine skiers. The success of the 29-year-old Tina Maze from Črna has made this season really incredible! more...
New ski flying records to be set again in Planica
New ski flying records to be set again in Planica
Each year, around 100,000 sports fans gather in Planica, the valley of ski jumping, considered to be the cradle of ski flying. This year, the FIS World Cup competition, which has been happening since 1934, will take place in Planica between 21 and 24 March where new records will be set again. Planica has special symbolic value in Slovenia and can stand as a symbol next to Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. more...
Slovenia – Top Travel Destination for 2013
Slovenia – Top Travel Destination for 2013
In 2013, Slovenia has been ranked among the top destinations by several distinguished media. Fodors Go List 2013 ranked Slovenia among the 25 destinations that have to be visited in 2013, while Lonely Planet ranked it among the Best in Travel 2013, Reuters among the Top 10 destinations for skiers and non-skiers. Read what theyve said about Slovenia. more...
Gorenjska destination invites with its Green Card
Gorenjska destination invites with its Green Card
A few years ago one of the most visited tourist regions in Slovenia, Gorenjska, began to connect at a regional level under the trademark Slovenian Alps. The region is composed of 18 municipalities; besides the most recognizable tourist towns, such as Bled, Bohinj and Kranjska Gora, the region offers several smaller, less known, but highly attractive places and experiences as well. In order to increase mobility inside the region and enable tourists, in a sustainable manner, an even richer experience, the Gorenjska Green Card has been placed on the market. more...

Slovenia is green

Slovenia celebrates two mountaineering anniversaries
Slovenia celebrates two mountaineering anniversaries
Slovenia is strongly characterized by its Alpine features and the strong love for mountaineering among Slovenes. The tradition of organised mountaineering in Slovenia reaches back to 1893 when the Alpine Association of Slovenia was established in Ljubljana. In February 2013, this mountaineering association celebrated 120 years of existence; moreover, the Slovenian Hiking Trail, which is the oldest Slovenian and European connective hiking trail, celebrated its 60th anniversary. more...
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Tourism statistics

In 2012, Slovenia was visited by a record number of tourists
In 2012, Slovenia was visited by a record number of tourists
According to the final data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 3.2 million arrivals of tourists were recorded in Slovenia in 2012, which is 2% more than in 2011; moreover, tourists generated 9.4 million overnight stays or 1% more than in the best year so far, 2011. The record for tourist visits is primarily a result of more visits from foreign markets (+6% with arrivals and overnight stays), while domestic guests generated 3% fewer arrivals and 5% fewer overnight stays in comparison with 2011. more...


Slovenia is colourful and young
Colourful Easter traditions in Slovenia
Colourful Easter traditions in Slovenia
In Slovenia, Easter has many colourful traditions and customs dating centuries into the past. It has always been an important feast for the people of Slovenia. This, the biggest Christian feast, brought about the end of a long fast, which started on Ash Wednesday, and on Easter, the table was laden as on no other occasion. The essential ham, bread, horseradish and potica, a special Slovenian cake are accompanied by colourful decorated eggs during this time of the year. more...

Maribor in 2013 living with the European Youth Capital
Maribor in 2013 living with the European Youth Capital
In 2012, Maribor and its partner towns carried the title European Capital of Culture; in 2013, it gained the prestigious title of European Youth Capital. EYC Maribor 2013 brings into the Styrian capital of Slovenia numerous innovative projects, a creative programme, events and numerous activities that will enable a smooth transition from youth into adulthood for the young people. 2013 will be characterized by youth! more...

Slovenian The Taste of Regions wins best in Eastern Europe
Slovenian The Taste of Regions wins best in Eastern Europe
At the recent fair of gastronomic and culinary literature "Festival du livre culinaire" in Paris, the Slovenian cookbook The Taste of Regions received the award for best cookbook in the Eastern Europe category. Books from Hungary, Lithuania, Holland and the USA also competed in the category of East European cuisine. more...

In mid April, Portorož will host the 16th Slovenian Incoming
Between 18 and 20 April, Portorož will host the 16th Slovenian Incoming Workshop (SIW), the main business event of Slovenian tourism. Each year, SIW provides modern and efficient tools for the integration of products from the leading Slovenian tourist companies and organisations with the demand of the representatives of foreign tourist providers, tourist agencies, interest groups and specialized agencies. more...


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