Crisis in Slovenia, now collapses tourism
Cali in double figures in the first quarter of the year. And Italians snub the renowned thermal baths. Workers in alarm
A new crisis in the sector in Slovenia. It is that of tourism, especially spa and wellness so far true flagship offering Slovenian foreign guests, Italians in the front row who, remember, capeggiano the ranking of the visitors to the neighboring republic. The cry of alarm was raised by the industry after the formalization of the data relating to the first four months of the year. Compared to the same period last year, the decline in attendance is equal to 3%, while overnight stays fell by 5%. And all this at the beginning of the real peak tourist season. And the workers are worried and ask for an urgent meeting with the government.
Said the baths, which are the real horse parade of Slovenian tourism, well, the decline seen in the first quarter of 2013 was 6.6%, while the nights are scoring an alarming 9.2%. And the Italians? Also worrying signs from the beautiful country: the first 4 months of 2013 have arrived in Slovenia on 16% less than the same period in 2012 and at the spa, the decline was as much as 18%. Director of the Association of spa operators of Slovenia, Iztok Altbauer shoots right on target: "The problems must be prosecuted - states to Ljubljana daily Dnevnik - cuts reserved for the promotion of tourism but also in the genesis of the Agency Spirit, under whose aegis has been merged from 1 January also the Tourist Board Slovenia (I am). " 'The Agency - he continues - is now marginalized is essential to make it independent again and then immediately ask for tourism workers a political meeting at the highest level to discuss the problems that the sector suffers. "
"I'm the Premier us back, " he wrote to Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek already in April Tone Matjaši>, director of Panoramic Travel Group and stating that "I am has been destroyed, we now have a certain agency that Spirit alone does not know what to do. The Spirit is for Slovenian tourism as evanescent as a spirit. Now I'm one of his ribs is that it has no power, nor even money and that can be maintained only to European funds. " Matjaši> does not give up. "Now it's happening what I had predicted months ago - he says - since I'm was affiliated to the Agency for public entrepreneurship and foreign investment (JAPTI) and Public Agency for Technological Development (Tia) we have lost connection with the tourist economy. " "But the government - he concludes - is not doing anything in fact, is carrying out a policy that will lead to a rise in rates as the increase in the rate of VAT, tourist tax and are even thinking of a heavy tax for carriers to foreign bus that pass through our country. In so doing Slovenian tourism plummet into the same abyss that is dying the whole economy of the country. "
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I totally enjoyed the 20102010-10-24 07:54:56 by benelli
Calendar. I just watched some of Rick Steve's outing in the Slovenia area. Now that the area is safe for tourism, and seeing how stunning the country side is, i would love to see some great pics from there and the USA.
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