HOW DO THEY SEE US?
We have asked some foreign professionals who already had the chance to experience Slovenia to share their impressions with us.
Finnish incentives consultant and tour leader (Lapland, Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, United Kingdom, and recently also Slovenia)
”For Finnish incentive/MICE operators such as my main employer Fincentive House, Slovenia is above all four things: fresh (clean environment and also for most people a new alternative), compact (you can really get a picture of the whole country and experience its highlights during a long weekend), and easy-to-reach (good flight and other connections). For corporate clients, we especially appreciate the personal safety. We Finns like a combination of humbleness and humour—people who provide service with a smile and with pride. The quality of service is matched by the right attitude. In some countries where I have worked, these things can’t be taken for granted. These are the reasons I constantly keep Slovenia on the shortlist of venue recommendations for our clients. My personal tips: the Julian Alps, the lakes (we have 200,000 and Slovenia has only a few but I still recommend them because they are so romantic), the Škocjan Caves, and Ljubljana. Also, Slovenia’s Mediterranean coast is a cozy and original alternative, especially for those “Mediterranean aficionados” who don’t want the hectic Cannes “show-off” atmosphere. Forget the rush of the international mega airports and endless museum queues, just relax and enjoy the pure nature of both Slovenia and the Slovenes.”
Secretary General APIMONDIA – International Federation of Beekeepers’ Association.
Riccardo Jannoni Sebastianini
“Slovenia offers many attractions both to the beekeeper for its advanced beekeeping sector, lush nature, abundance of nectar flora and the uncontaminated landscape and to the tourist for its rich historical background and architecture of its cities and villages. The multilingual and cosmopolitan features so typical of Slovenia were also very attractive to us in view of meeting the needs of more than 3.000 participants to our congress that literally came from every corner of the world. Ljubljana in itself was also the ideal city that is neither too big nor too little to play host to our international event with all the essential facilities and services ready at hand.”
Regional Vice President Southern Europe HelmsBriscoe
“Slovenia is a beautiful destination, the country is very diverse, and the infrastructure to accommodate the MICE clientele (hotels, restaurants, venues, public spaces . . .) is up to date. My experience in Slovenia is that the people in the hospitality business are very professional: they listen to you and are very keen to answer your needs and meet your requirements. They are also very friendly. To me it’s a nice mix between Swiss and Italian people in terms of professionalism and warmth.
My tips: for an incentive programme I would recommend Portorož, while for a scientific meeting Ljubljana is the best location, with the University and all the conference hotels and congress centres at hand”.