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TOURISM

 

Areas of work
 

  • Preparation of strategic development guidelines in the field of tourism, their coordination at the national, local/regional and entrepreneurial level, and monitoring their implementation;
  • drafting of strategic development documents in the field of tourism and their coordination with all potential participants (public, private and civil sector), and monitoring their implementation;
  • drafting of annual tourism policies (with guidelines for one year in advance), and on the basis thereof, coordination and implementation of adopted measures and activities in the field of encouraging tourism development;
  • monitoring and supervising the implementation of measures and development policy instruments in the field of tourism and catering;
  • guidance and supervision of the activity of promoting Slovenian tourism in domestic and foreign markets carried out by a public commercial institution, the Slovenian Tourist Board, established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia;
  • participation in international organisations and groups in the field of tourism;
  • drafting proposals for bilateral agreements in the field of tourism and coordination of their implementation;
  • design, organisation and coordination of the work performed by the Expert Council for Tourism;
  • cooperation and inter-ministerial coordination within the Ministry, and with other ministries and other partners in the field of tourism and catering;
  • preparation and coordination of implementation of research and development tasks and assignments in the field of tourism and catering;
  • preparation and coordination of the production of analyses, reports, information and other material in the field of tourism and catering;
  • drafting and implementation of laws and implementing regulations in the field of tourism and catering;
  • participation in the drafting and implementation of laws of other ministries relating to tourism and catering, and in the drafting of strategic development documents for particular sectors relating to tourism and catering;
  • professional assistance and cooperation with administrative units in implementing regulations in the area of tourism and catering;
  • management of administrative procedures in the field of tourism and catering (status for operation in the public interest in the field of tourism, determination of delineated tourist areas for gaming activities);
  • guiding and participating in the development of a favourable business environment for the development of tourism and catering (providing appropriate systemic conditions for the development of tourism and catering);
  • cooperation and inter-ministerial coordination within the Ministry, and with other ministries and other partners in the field of tourism and catering;
  • participating in drafting the budget and financial statement of the budget for items relating to the Directorate for Tourism;
  • formulating, participating in and implementing cohesion policy (structural funds – ERDF, INTERREG, etc.) in the field of tourism;
  • encouraging investment in tourism infrastructure in a broad sense: public and private tourism, sports, youth, cultural and other touristically relevant infrastructure;
  • participation in programme and projects councils;
  • preparation and coordination of the production of analyses, reports, information and other material in the field of investment policy and business environment development.

Strategic documents

 

The Development Plan and Policies of Slovenian Tourism 2007–2011 (DPPST) was adopted on 13 July 2006 by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and entered into force on 1 January 2007. 
 
The proposed development policies of the tourism industry in the forthcoming period 2007–2011 are based on a detailed analysis of domestic and foreign environments, and on the consideration of the latest trends in tourism development. From this analysis, the vision, fundamental objectives, basic and business strategies, as well as policies with the envisaged measures and activities for the achievement of basic strategic objectives were derived. For the purpose of continuously monitoring the implementation of basic strategic objectives, this document also anticipates the establishment of an effective evaluation system and implementation supervision of the DPPST.
 
The objective of the DPPST is:

  • strengthening the model of destination management, which encourages providers of tourist services to increase their interconnection and to progressively include supplementary activities within their environment into their offerings;

  • raising the quality of life and existence, and encouraging supplementary tourist activities, which can be designed by any person with a modicum of entrepreneurial motivation and interest, through the destination management model and a stronger development function provided by the new organisation of Slovenian tourism.
     


During this strategic period, the basic strategy aims at strengthening mutual links and cooperation in common planning, designing and marketing Slovenian tourism according to principles of public-private partnership at all levels, from local to national, and at strengthening excellence in all fields and at all levels of Slovenian tourism.
 
Measures and activities aimed at realising the basic strategy are defined in relevant policies. The DPPST comprises 8 policies, which cover principal measures and activities whose implementation will contribute to the growth and development of the entire scope of Slovenian tourism. In addition, these policies represent development guidelines intended for all tourist entities in Slovenia.
 
DPPST policies:


1. Policy of tourist destination development
2. Policy of human resource development
3. Policy of marketing and promotion
4. Policy of sustainable and regional development
5. Policy of quality assurance
6. Policy of introducing information technology and communications
7. Policy of business environment and investment development
8. Policy of research development
 
Each policy contains basic premises, the purpose and objectives to be attained, and the corresponding fully elaborated measures and activities for their implementation. In their implementation, each measure has specific bearers of responsibility and participating entities. A special item also provides a framework time schedule for the implementation of individual measures and activities.
 
The Expert Council for Tourism has been set up within the Ministry of the Economy in the role of a consulting body headed by the Minister of the Economy, with its members being representatives of individual interest groups in the field of tourism.