easyJet has launched a new route from London Gatwick to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia. The new, year-round service commences December 5th and flights will operate four times per week Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Neil Slaven, easyJet commercial manager, commented: “We started flying to Ljubljana from London Stansted in April 2004 and since then it has proved to be a popular destinations for our passengers.”
Visitors to Slovenia often praise the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of this green, active and healthy country. It’s a reputation that has seen tourism in Slovenia contributing to approximately 13 per cent of the country’s GDP and one in eight Slovenian employees working in the tourism sector, which is above the European and global average.
InterContinental Hotels Group, together with Delta Holding, has revealed the signing of InterContinental Ljubljana. With 182 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts open worldwide and more than 50 hotels in the global development pipeline, IHG continues to expand the brand’s portfolio in the most sought-after destinations around the world.
Slovenia acts as an inspiration for many seekers of the sort of active lifestyle that ensures good health and wellbeing, not the least of numerous elite athletes from around the world.
In 2011, Slovenia was visited by 7 percent more tourists, who created 5 percent more overnight stays than in 2010, while the number of foreign tourists and their overnight stays increased by as much as 9 percent.
PictureSlovenia.com, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and partners, continues the global photography competition, through which it wants to increase the visibility of Slovenia in the world and encourage visitors, fans, and friends of Slovenia to get involved in the presentation of Slovenia.
In December, within the series of joint expert events within the framework of the Days of Slovenian Tourism, all key Slovenian tourist operators signed the Declaration of Partnership for Sustainable Development of Slovenian Tourism.
The Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana was thoroughly restored and upgraded – after six years, the doors of the main Slovenian opera-ballet house were officially open for visitors with a concert Coalescence of Centuries.
Slovenia enters each new year especially actively, since numerous World Cup and international competitions and championships, primarily connected to winter sports, take place here. This year, Slovenia will be especially characterized by Maribor and the European Capital of Culture; however, a line of traditional sports events still remains… Among the most important is surely the Maribor Alpine Ski World Cup - Zlata lisica (the Golden Fox).
For almost a decade, the Slovenian Tourist Board has been systematically promoting and awarding creative and innovative tourist achievements. The battle for the acknowledged and prestigious Sejalec awards is stronger every year.
UK tour operators are kicking off a nationwide consumer promotion which aims to boost holiday bookings to Slovenia on the back of its World Cup soccer campaign.