According to news from Eurostat, Slovenia and Croatia are two of three countries which saw the biggest tourist overnights increase in the European Union (EU) in 2017.
The International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), the world’s premier global event for the golf tourism industry, has announced that its 2018 event will be hosted in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. The IAGTO Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year 2015 will welcome IGTM 2018 to The GR Exhibition and Convention Centre, located in the heart of Ljubljana, from October 15-18, 2018.
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.
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.
The city of Litija in the literal heart of Slovenia has opened their own touristic destintion online and on the ground there, the so called Heart of Slovenia is designed to offer the best the city and Slovenia has to offer.
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.
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.
A few days ago we covered the upcoming Maribor 2012 and its place as one of the towns chosen to be the European Capital of Culture next year. In keeping with Argo Travel’s image and media focused core value, we contacted the Slovenia Tourism Board about more images. Their PR exec Jasmina Godec graciously responded with the FTP for their best images.
In hotel investment news from Croatia, Hotel Terme Tuhelj is building a new 4 star accommodation at Tuheljske Toplice, outside the village of Tuhelj. The new hotel will boast a convention center and very high 4 star amenities, according to hotel spokespersons. At an estimated outlay of €12 million euro, it will also be one of the city’s biggest construction projects in some time.
In Summer festival news from Slovenia, coming up in August, the World Rowing Championships will be hosted at Lake Bled this year. This will be the third time Slovenia’s most famous lake has hosted the prestigious event, but the first in some 22 years. The world’s greatest rowers will compete between August 28 and September 4th.
In travel news from Slovenia, iPass announced their partnership with Connection Services Ltd, owners of Quiconnect, a wireless interconnectivity service, to provide Wi-Fi across the country via Mobitel.