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.
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.
Feel spring in green Slovenia! Not far from Ljubljana, Volčji Potok Arboretum will host an exhibition of over two million tulips between 26 April and 4 May.
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.
The recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia witnessed Slovenia taking their share of Olympic medals home. So prevalent was the Slovenia presences, Slovenians officially renamed Sochi, Slochi. A so-called “Slovenian fairy tale” there ended in the official #hashtag of #Sloshi was even adopted.
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.
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.
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.
In airline news from the Balkans, low cost airline Wizz Air is set to launch will launch their flights between London Luton Airport and Brussels South Charleroi to the Slovenia’s capital this Winter.
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.
Ulrich Schulte Strathaus, Secretary General of the Association of European Airlines revealed to Slovenian daily “Dnevnik” that air carriers of the former Yugoslavia need to unite in order to stay afloat. Once a single market capable of supporting in country players, the former Yugoslavia demands a single regional carrier to meet the growing needs.
Though you may not realize it, Eastern Europe has some of the most exquisite hotel accomodations anywhere in the world. And, where relatively unsung excellence goes, the region has many small five star gems not many outside Europe have heard of. By way of revealing some of these, Argo Travel News presents; Marrol’s in Bratislava, Granary Suite Hotel in Wroclaw, Grand Hotel Toplice at Lake Bled, Villa Dubrovnik in Croatia, and Bulgarian ski resort Hotel Yastrebets.
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.