Event partners


The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is a global initiative dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism efforts around the world. The GSTC is a non-profit organization that works to expand understanding of and access to sustainable tourism practices; helps identify and generate markets for sustainable tourism; and educates about and advocates for a set of universal principles, as defined by the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. The Criteria, a set of voluntary principles that provide a framework for the sustainability of tourism businesses across the globe, is the cornerstone of our initiative.www.gstcouncil.org


The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), established in 1990, is serving more than 1,100 members in 90 countries worldwide. Members predominantly include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents and accommodations with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. The ATTA is an organization whose purpose is to nurture and professionalize the responsible and sustainable development of the adventure travel industry. The ATTA excels in professional learning, networking and partnering services.www.adventuretravel.biz


Sustainable Travel International is a non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people around the world and the environments they rely upon. By leveraging the power of travel and tourism and providing business and government leaders with the guidance, policies and solutions they need, we aim to ensure that the communities they’re engaged in thrive and their environments are healthy for future generations. www.sustainabletravel.org


Travelife for Hotels and Accommodations is an international sustainability certification system. It helps hotels and accommodations in over 50 countries to manage and monitor their social and environmental impacts. Travelife works in partnership with tour operators, both in the UK and internationally, that use the system to increase sustainability in the industry and communicate achievements to customers.www.travelife.org

EU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel, the European Commission's official ecolabel – is a voluntary scheme launched in 1992 to encourage sustainable consumption and production across the European Economic Area. Via stringent criteria developed to target environmental hotspots specific to over 30 product and service group, consumers are able to identify products thanks to the EU Ecolabel’s recognisable symbol of environmental quality. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel


NALAS is a network of associations of local authorities of South East Europe. The Network brings together 16 Associations which represent roughly 9000 local authorities, directly elected by more than 80 million citizens of this region. The areas of work of NALAS include local democracy, association development, sustainable tourism, urban planning, energy efficiency, water and waste management and municipal finances. www.nalas.eu


The Travel Foundation is a charity with a mission to increase the positive impact of tourism in destinations, so local communities and environments can thrive. The Travel Foundation designs and delivers tailor-made sustainable tourism programmes, helping tourism companies, destination authorities and community groups to work together and transform the way tourism is planned and managed. Their expertise is based on more than a decade of practical experience across a wide range of holiday destinations, and their long-term partnerships with tourism businesses. www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk


Umanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development is an independent non-governmental non-profit organisation, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was established in 1994 and has since gained recognition as one of the pillars of civil society in Slovenia. The mission of Umanotera is balancing the human society with the environment and promoting ethics in our attitude towards nature and the environment. www.umanotera.org


Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia (SOS) is the biggest representative association of municipalities, established in 1992. Association has 178 member municipalities (from 212 municipalities). www.skupnostobcin.si


The Slovenian Spas Association unites 14 natural and thermal spas, acting under a common name "Slovenian Natural Spas". The Slovenian Spas Association is acting as a strategically and operationally oriented tourism marketing organization and implements in an effective way the business interests of their members and health tourism product in the Slovenian Spas as a whole. www.en.slovenia-terme.si

Slovenia Guides

We are a group of licensed tourist guides and we are dedicated to provide a professional service at the highest level with a value added service. We follow the WFTGA (World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations) Code of Guiding Practice and Ethos that support the UNWTO Ethos. It is our duty to protect the reputation of tourism in our country by making every endeavor to ensure that guided groups treat with respect our environment, wildlife, sights and monuments as well as local customs and sensitivities. As ambassadors of the area, we strive to bring credit to the country and to promote it as a sustainable tourist destination. www.sloveniaguides.si