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29. Natour Alpe-Adria Fair at the end of January 2018 at GR

10. 1. 2018

Dear Press Representatives,

At the link below you can find the schedule of fairs at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in the 2018. At the same time we are inviting you to announcethe first fair event in our organization through your channels, get accredited to it, visit it and report about it.

2018 Fairs Schedule


29th Natour Alpe-Adria (31st January – 3rd February 2018) – A Fair for Active Vacation 

From the 31st of January to the 3rd of February, the Natour Alpe-Adria, the main tourist fair in Slovenia which promotes green, active tourism, will take place at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.  Active vacation in nature will be presented by many Slovenian organizations, such as the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Tourist Association of Slovenia with over 150 local communities and associations, the Fishing Association of Slovenia, the Mountain Association of Slovenia, GIZ Hiking and Biking, the Slovenian Forest Service, and the Association of Slovenian Tourist Farmers, some foreign destinations will join as well.

At the 29th Natour Alpe-Adria, there will be 200 tourism providers from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Jordan and Nepal. Events at the exhibition spaces will be accompanied by interesting events, from expert consultations to travel lectures. The program is still under preparation and will be presented in the next press release.

For the eighth time, the Jakob Award for quality and excellence in the Alpe Adria region will be presented at the fair. This time, the Jakob Award, on topic Innovative Tourist Programs and The Offer on Wine Roads has been awarded to  the Company Gols Connect. The company has been developing a very precise and well-considered offer in the wine growing region Golsa near the Neusiedler Lake, the largest part of which is in Burgenland in Austria, and its smaller, southernmost part, in Hungary. »The offer of the wine road is enriched by event and entertainment programs. Wine culture is experienced by visitors differently: during cycling, related to sports activities, Nordic walking and other forms. There are about 80 such wine tours available. During visits to the wine cellars, they learn about culinary specialties with various tastings, organized cooking workshops and lectures, even in connection with getting  possible handicraft or fine arts knowledge, including cosmetics, and other contents. The whole system is very clearly and firmly established. Not only dates, but also prices, which proves that such a policy can bring adequate tourism benefits to everyone in the wine-growing region, " is written in the report of the commission consisting  of prof. dr. Janez Bogataj, President, Jožko Sirk and Lojze Wieser, Members. This year's theme of the competition is New Sustainable Hunting and Fishing Forms. 

On the first day of the fair, the 29th Natour Alpe-Adria will be officially opened by dr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. 

At the same time, the GASTexpo – The Fairs of the Tastes, the 12th International Fair of Gastronomy and Catering Hotel Equipment and the International Ice Cream Fair, are organized by the Primorski Fair. Both fairs can be visited with one ticket. The regular ticket is 7 €, the discounted 5 €, and the family (2 adults and up to 3 children) is 15 €.

The fairs are open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. Each visitor with the purchase of the ticket receives a fair catalogue – the Oddih Magazine with a list of exhibitors and a description of the accompanying events at the entrance to the fairground.

We thank you for your media attention. We will gladly provide you with more information. 

Marjana Lavrič,
Head of Public Relation, the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, 041 236 912marjana.lavric@gr-sejem.si