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Slovenia Business Week no. 46: Slovenian Tourism at World Travel Market in London

This year's 210 sq. metre Slovenian stall will feature active holidays in the 2005/2006 winter and 2006 summer seasons, including hiking tours, skiing, water activities, cycling, and golf

The 26th World Travel Market, one of the most important travel business events in the world, which begins in London on 14 November, will also feature 19 Slovenian travel companies with more than 80 representatives.

This year's 210 sq. metre Slovenian stall will feature active holidays in the 2005/2006 winter and 2006 summer seasons, including hiking tours, skiing, water activities, cycling, and golf, the organiser, the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO), has said.

As in previous years, the STO will also organise a meeting for journalists, who will be addressed on Tuesday, 15 November by the STO head Barbara Guncar. She is to talk about the realised and planned investments in tourism for 2005 and 2006, and about the promotion of Slovenia in the UK.

Moreover, Majda Dolenc of the STO is to present the tradition of Slovenian tourism in the light of numerous anniversaries which the organisation celebrates this year, and the tradition today's tourism is based on.

Another representative of the STO, Rok Klancnik, is to discuss the possibilities of Slovenia in tourism. The organisation is convinced that the three-day event is a great opportunity for the promotion of Slovenia, not only in the UK, but in Europe and the rest of the world too.

In the 2005 summer months, Slovenia did not attract as many visitors as in the same period last year, however, as many as 41,914 came from the UK, which marks a rise of 14%. Italian, German and Austrian visitors are still in the first three places.

A similar trend continued in September, yet, while the number of Austrian and German guests was on the decrease, the number of Italian and British tourists increased, with a 18% rise of guests from the UK year-on-year.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: STA