Fraport Wins Ljubljana Airport Bid

Fraport logo

Fraport AG, along with a consortium led by the Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SDH), have agreed to the acquisition of Ljubljana Airport (Aerodrom Ljubljana) in Slovenia. Winning the award versus international competitors, the consortium closed the bidding process on July 4, seeing Fraport selected to negotiate for the sale of Aerodrom Lubljana d.d.

8th Annual Wild Flower Festival Starts This Month in Bohinj, Slovenia

Matevž Lenarčič

This month, May 24th, the 8th International Wild Flower Festival comes to Bohinj, Slovenia. This alpine flower festival shows off one of the country’s most treasured nature attractions, some of the most beautiful wild flowers in all Europe, AND one of Slovenia’s most fascinating towns.

SPIRIT Slovenia: Headed Into a Traveler Experiential Mode

Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia

A story at The Independent Balkan News Agency this week tells of the Slovenia Tourism Board altering their tourism marketing strategy to one more personalized, and hopefully more effective. According to Hari Stefanatos, the Slovenian government has opted for storytelling in the first person for their 2014-2015 campaigning.

Ljubljana Comes Alive with Coppélia in Montmartre and More

From Coppélia on Montmartre

For travelers to Ljubljana a wonderful ballet “Coppélia in Montmartre”, awaits visitors interested in the performing arts.  The three act ballet by French composer Delibes Léa and Hungarian choreographer Youri Vámos, is live on state at the Ljubljana SNG Opera and Ballet theater. Coppélia at Montmartre, which became famous after its debut in 1870, combines a […]

A Slovenian Winter Is Coming

Lake Bled in Winter

News today from Slovenia’s Tourism Board reflects on initiatives there to broaden the alpine country’s tourism horizons, and a bit of the stress deep recession can cause. We received a press release telling of the so called 2nd Days of Slovenian Tourism that took place this week at the fabulous Radenci Spa (image below). A sort of gathering of travel experts, the meetings hint at the country’s staggering economic woes reflected not only in the news, but the effectiveness and methods to attract tourists.

Slovenia & Albania Ministers Address Recession Blues

Mashup of Slovenian and Albania tourism initiatives

From Ljublhana, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa met with Albanian counterpart Sali Berisha Monday over economic development and bilateral cooperation between the two nations. The two agreed to bolster development and mutual efforts to settle regional issues, according to the news. However, the economic situation may prove a more formidable stumbling bloc than either is letting on.

Jazzinity Festival: Another Maribor 2012 Offering

Jazzinty Delavnica

Coming up August 13th through August 18th, the 13th annual Jazzinity Festival kicks off in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. Another of the wonderful events in keeping with Slovenia’s Maribor 2012 offerings, the jazz event is actually one of the country’s most diverse musical programs this year.

Maribor 2012 Presents Homage to Stravinsky

Edward Clug

Coming this Friday to Maribor, Art Director of SNG Maribor Ballet, Edward Clug, will stage Hommage a’ Stravinsky, a modern ballet creation. To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the great composer’s birthday, the Maribor Slovenian National Theater will host this synthesis of the Stravinsky ballets Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.