IF YOU WANT TO GO BIG AS A DESTINATION, JOIN TOURISM AND GASTRONOMYAdriatic Journal 30 September 2019
Networking. Exchange of good practices. Better insights into productive partnership between entrepreneurial and public sector in the field of tourism and gastronomy. These were the main takeaways of the international conference under the theme of Sustainable Tourism which was held in Sarajevo on September 25 and 26 by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in cooperation with the Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia.
The aim of the conference under the theme of Sustainable Tourism, which was part of Slovenian Strategic development partnership for sustainable tourism (SRIPT), was also to present excellent practices of promotion of Slovenia as a destination in the international environment. Moreover, speakers and panelists from Slovenia demonstrated several examples on how to build a solid partnership and establish a successful connection between tourism and gastronomy. Especially the latter is of extreme importance for development and promotion of Slovenian tourism, since the country was awarded official title of European Gastronomic Region of 2021.
Marjan Cukrov, project manager of Slovenia – European Region of Gastronomy 2021, highlighted the main points of the project. »Slovenian tourism has been eagerly cooperating with the promising tourism industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the recent years. Especially through transfer of knowledge and information, in order to help Bosnian colleagues to overcome most challenging obstacles which Slovenian country had successfully addressed in the past. The cooperation between Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina is being fruitful and we expect even more regional tourist stories to emerge in the future.«
During two-day event more than 60 attendees had the opportunity to actively participate in round tables, discussions, consultations and B2B meetings.