Natour Alps, a travel and tradeshow of active holidays, will again present the offer of active holidays in a natural environment from Oct. 16-18 in two Slovenian towns, Kranjska Gora and Bovec.
More than 30 providers of active holidays in a natural environment from Slovenia and across the border can meet with tourist agencies and tour operators, discuss business, gain knowledge and network in an Alpine setting.
In four years, Natour hosted more than 120 representatives of foreign specialized agencies, giving them a chance to get in touch with key providers of active holidays and experience first-hand outdoor program organized in unspoiled nature.
Providers of active holidays from Slovenia and abroad will first present their offer to international buyers at a traditional tradeshow organized in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia’s most famous ski area. The tradeshow will be followed by Natour conference, where Petra Wolfhardt from WanderHotels Austria will discuss how her company is positioning itself to the hiking market. Tour operators looking for hiking trails can learn about the Alpe Adria Trail project. Marko Lenarčič, director of Hiking & Biking Slovenia, will discuss this long-distance hiking trail that connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia.
At the same time as Kranjska Gora, Bovec will host providers of active holidays from Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin. Hosted buyers from Kranjska Gora will join them the next day. After a study tour where they can admire the unspoiled nature of Soča valley, listen to the calming sound of the Soča spring and enter the place where heart stories meet – cottage Kekčeva domačija, they can meet with potential business partners attending the part of Natour in Bovec. The matchmaking will be organized in a form of speed dating. A more relaxed atmosphere will give the exhibitors a chance to invite buyers of their choice to a sit-down discussion and then hosted buyers can look for business partners.
The event ends with a study trip for hosted buyers around the Soča Valley, where they can discover stories from World War I, experience adventures offered by local providers and explore the valley. Natour Alps will also conclude with an evening event in which Slovenian culinary delights will be accompanied by music and last-minute networking opportunities.