The Slovenia Times

Slovenian tourism, economy presented in Poland


In his meeting with Domagalski-Labedzki, Počivalšek highlighted friendly relations between the two countries and economic cooperation. Trade between Slovenia and Poland climbed 12% to 1.2 billion euros in the first ten months of 2015. Slovenian exports to Poland grew by almost 10%.

The pair discussed key reasons for Poland's success in attracting foreign investors, Polish strategy and experience, and its most attractive features in the area.

"We shared experience in attracting foreign investors and deliberated on how to help underdeveloped areas in this aspect," Počivalšek said.

"Poles have a range of positive stories that could be implemented in our environment and economy. One of the most interesting things is their model of distributing state-owned companies' profits. The are earmarked for aiding SMEs and helping them grow," he noted.

A business conference on tourism was also held in the base of the Slovenian national handball team in Wroclaw, where Slovenian companies were presented to 50 Polish tourism companies. Companies from Slovenia included Hit Alpinea Kranjska Gora, the Planica Nordic Centre, Bernardin Group Hotels & Resorts and Sava Hotels & Resorts.

"Slovenia has registered constant growth in the number of tourists from Poland over the last decade," head of the Slovenian Tourism Board Maja Pak highlighted. The number tripled over the said period to around 60,000 tourists.

"Poland has a lot of potential. Poles as tourists are changing and their buying power is great and growing," head of the Planica Nordic Centre Jelko Gros stressed.


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