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Among the top ten destinations


Upper Vipava Valley. Photo: Nea Culpa/STO
Slovenian competitiveness is improving. On the latest world competitiveness scale, published by the Swiss International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Slovenia advanced from 43rd place last year to 37th, signalling one of the biggest leaps among countries and the best achievement since 2009, when it was in 32nd place. Slovenia achieved its biggest advance in economic performance, where it climbed a full 18 places (from 47th to 29th). The key factors for Slovenia’s attractiveness are a well-trained workforce, high level of education and reliable infrastructure.

This week Slovenia also received one more positive piece of news. In the opinion of the influential travel guide media house Lonely Planet, the Vipava Valley is one of the top ten destinations in Europe that are worth visiting this summer. They described it as a surprisingly undiscovered region that thrills wine lovers and adventurous travellers. This is in fact the second recognition from Lonely Planet for Slovenia. Last year the Julian Alps were ranked among the ten most beautiful regions.

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