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New countryside guide highlights Slovenia’s rural attractions

The Slovenian Tourist Board has produced a new ‘Friendly Countryside’ guide to showcase how tourists can make the most of the country’s beautiful nature and rural hospitality.

Runners and kayakers to take part in Ljubljana marathons

Entries are being accepted until 20th October 2009 for the Ljubljana Marathon, which takes place on 25th October. Local and foreign runners will take to the streets for the 14th year with the choice of three courses – a full marathon, half marathon, or a 10.5km fun run. In 2008 more than 13,000 runners took part in the event.

Ljubljana International Film Festival to take place in November

The 20th annual Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe) takes place from November 11th - 22nd 2009, offering cinema-goers a selection of contemporary films from around the world.

Slovenia’s oldest town to host unusual folklore festival

Slovenia’s oldest town to host unusual folklore festival

Slovenia’s oldest town, Ptuj (pronounced Petooey), will host the annual Kurent Festival between 6th and 16th February. The ten-day traditional event is intended to banish winter and to welcome the arrival of spring.

Cheap trip? Don’t rule out the Eurozone says Skyscanner

Cheap trip? Don’t rule out the Eurozone says Skyscanner

With the current strong euro, those in search of a cheap holiday are being advised to avoid the Eurozone. But non-euro doesn’t necessarily mean cheap, and good value destinations still exist within the Eurozone.

The Queen raises interest in Eastern Europe

If it’s good enough for Her Majesty – it’s good enough for us. The Queen, along with the Duke of Edinburgh, has just embarked on a tour of Slovakia and Slovenia, a duo of Republics that frequently cause confusion amongst the untraveled (George Bush famously got the two mixed up), but are becoming increasingly popular destinations with British tourists.

Ain’t no mountain high enough for ebookers

The ease of use provided by to hotels, flights and cruise can now be applied to ski, thanks to the launch of ebookers' Ski Holidays. The online travel agent has teamed up with Dublin based B2BSki to offer skiing products, fully available online, to an array of European resorts including Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Norway and Slovenia.