There are trips we take that, without our expecting them to, transform us. They help us grow, broaden our horizons, feel closer to other cultures and people. Perhaps we even find love or a spiritual moment while abroad? Those moments are precious and turn a holiday into a life-altering experience for the better. In this episode, Dr Noah Charney the annual gathering of the Transformational Travel Council, an organization that promotes this sort of travel experience and helps design trips that will be transformative. For their first post-pandemic conference, they chose Slovenia's Logar Valley, a place perfectly in line with their values of sustainability. Slovenia was the first European country to host TRANSCEND and the Slovenian Tourist Board was the partner of the event.
The TTC chose Slovenia due to Slovenia's leading role in promoting the sustainable tourism development and the success of the national sustainability certification scheme, the Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism. The Green Scheme of Slovenian Tourism (GSST), which has been systematically upgraded since 2015, provides a comprehensive framework for the sustainable management of destinations and ensures the development of a sustainable tourist offer, which creates greater value for all.
TRANSCEND '22 was attended by more than 100 renowned foreign journalists, tour operators and travel agencies, as well as travel industry experts. Journalists present at the event create contents for globally recognized and prestigious media such as The National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast, New York Times, BBC Travel, Forbes and many others. Listen to what the participants had to say about Slovenia.
Feel Slovenia the Podcast is brought to you by the Slovenian Tourist Board and hosted by Dr Noah Charney.
Sound Production: Urska Charney