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Gallery AvanTuristica: Culinary heritage of Slovenia

Category: Culture Interesting

KulTuristica – forums, conferences, exhibitions regarding the challenges and opportunities of cultural tourism 



During the University of Primorska Week

Turistica’s Department of Cultural Tourism and the University of Primorska Centre of gastronomy and wine culture in collaboration with the SloVino Association and Tourism Association Šparžin from Korte

Kindily invite you to attend the opening of the Iztok Bončina photo exhibition

Culinary Heritage of Slovenia

On Thursday, 15 March 2018 at 15:00

In the GalleryAvanTuristica at  UP FTŠ Turistica, Obala 11a, 6320 Portorož.

The author, his work and topic will be presented by dr. Aleš Gačnik, the students of cultural tourism, on the other hand, will highlight the stories of the presented dishes and take care of the cultural programme.  

A special speech during the opening will be held by dr. Stanislav Renčelj.

After the opening we kindly invite you to join the social evening with “fritle”with the Šavrinka (local woman from Šavrinija) Rozana Prešeren from the Tourism Association Šparžin from Korte in company with selected Slovenian wines.

After party: Turisticaffe

Rezultat iskanja slik za european 2018 cultural heritage The exhibition is organised in sphere of the European year of Cultural Heritage.


Guest lecturer – prof. Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California

In the frame of the GUEST UP project UP FTŠ Turistica will host prof. Ulrike Gretzel, University of Southern California. You are kindly invited to attend the lectures:

13 March 2018, ob 12:00, Classroom 001 UP FTŠ Turistica, Social media in tourism: use typology and benefits.

14 March 2018, ob 16:00, Classroom 002, Information technology in the service of tourism networking.

15 March 2018, ob 16:00, Ljubljana, Classroom 2, Tourism megatrends and its application to travel industry.

The lectures will be held in English. The lecturer is hosted by dr. Emil Juvan, PhD, Australia.



The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund. Link:


Guest lecturer – Prof. Velvet Nelson, Sam Houston University

In the frame of the GUEST UP project UP FTŠ Turistica will host prof. Velvet Nelson. You are kindly invited to attend the lectures:

12 March 2018, at 10:00, Classroom 001 at UP FTŠ Turistica, The Geography of Tourism: Representing Places. 

13 March 2018, at 10:00, Classroom 308, Diversified Nature Tourism in the Caribbean.

15 March 2018, at 16:00, Classroom 204, The Impact of Global Climate Change on Tourism.

The lectures will be held in English. The lecturer is hosted by assoc. prof. Igor Jurinčič.


The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund. Link:


The University of Primorska and the Faculty of Tourism Studies Turistica welcome administrative and teaching staff from the Erasmus+ partner universities during the “International Week 2018 of the University of Primorska” that will take place from 14 to 18 May 2018.

More information in the attached Draft Programme.

The programme activities are planned for administrative staff. Teaching staff is welcome to offer guest lectures during the International Week, which have to be agreed with the faculty ( Teaching staff may also participate in the programme activities. Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge. Other costs such as travel and accommodation are covered by the participants themselves.

To apply please fill in the online application form available at: by 29 March 2018 at the latest. The selection of candidates will be done by 4 April 2018.

For accommodation possibilities and other information please contact:

Study in English on the international programme

Seize this amazing opportunity in the study year 2018/19:  Study in English on the international programme

Why study on the international programme taught in English language?

Designed to meet the needs of dynamic tourism sector, this 3-year bachelor’s degree programme focuses on tourism enterprises management. The tourism part of the programme covers all aspects of the sector, including trends, products and policies, as well as intercultural, sustainable, innovative and entrepreneurial aspects of travel and hospitality industry.

Management related courses focus on marketing, finances, human resources, quality, strategies, communication and ICT. Each part of the programme helps students to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for a successful career in international tourism. The Tourism Enterprise Management programme gives students the opportunity to solve assignments in multicultural project groups and to gain practical experience in a real tourism environment.

The programme is offered in Portorož as a part-time study. The tuition fee for the accademic year 2018/2019 will be defined in June 2018 and can be paid by instalments.


More about the study programme here


Information brochure: Welcome to Portorož, welcome to Turistica

Information Days 2018

Dear students,
Enter the world of tourism through the doors of Turistica!

We kindly invite you to join us at Turistica’s Information Days. The presentation of undergraduate studies will be held:


events-calendar-icon-300x300Friday, 9. 2. 2018, at 10.00 and 15.00 // Saturday, 10. 2. 2018, at 10.00

Media_Viewer_Icon_-_Location.svgObala 11a, 6320 Portorož

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You will be able to park at the parking lot in front of the faculty free of charge. If all the places are taken, you may also park at the Bernardin parking lot (if you go towards Piran, you turn left just before going uphill).

We look forward to present you our studies and extracurricular activities at our Mediterranean setting, where tourism is part of everyday life. You may find information about our study programmes: here.   

All information regarding the studies and enrollment is: here.




Gallery AvanTuristica: Revealing Slovenian Heritage

Category: Culture Photography

The opening of the exhibition

“Revealing Slovenian Heritage”:

Wednesday, 17 January at 13:00 on the Ground floor of Turistica

The exhibition will be open until 1 March 2018.


In the sphere of the European Year of Cultural heritage the Department of Cultural Tourism at Turistica and the Association of Travel Photographers of Slovenia opened the photography exhibition “Revealing Slovenian Heritage”.

Exhibitors: Aleksandra Jereb, Arne Hodalič, Boštjan Zajc, Gal Kušar, Iztok Bončina, Katja Bidovec, Kristina Brumat, Mankica Kranjec, Marjan Gresl, Martina Budal,  Nataša Hostnik, Tomaž Velechovsky, Tone Štamcar.

Gallery AvanTuristica

– The first gallery of travel photography in Slovenia!

In the AvanTuristica gallery we offer bold photo-adventures through the eyes of the professional travel photographers as well as creative amateurs. We cannot imagine tourism without a camera; And we cannot imagine Turistica without the gallery AvanTuristica.

The Association of Travel Photographers of Slovenia

The Association of Travel Photographers of Slovenia was established in December 2003 and has more than 300 members. It was established with an aspiration to raise the photos of Slovenian travellers, which are taken each year in world cities, deserts, mountains, rainforests, savannah and ocean coastlines, to a high-quality level. A high importance is given to training of photographers in form of courses, photography workshops and fieldwork. Many members actively cooperate with various home and foreign journals and newspapers. As photo reporters they report on pleasant, attractive and colourful, as well as black and white, sad and tragic moments of the modern world.

Contact: president of the Association – Iztok Bončina (


Turistica exChanges you! – LIVE 2017

At the end of 2017 the 2nd Turistica exChanges you! – LIVE event took place. Turistica Students presented their experiences during their exchanges in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland.

This time we also hosted a large number of international students, who are currently experiencing their Erasmus+ exchange at Turistica in this semester. They presented their universities to our students.

In this way, students acknowledged the opportunities that the ERASMUS+ programme offers and gained useful information for studies and life at Erasmus+ partner universities around Europe.

We thank all the participants for their cooperation and wish you many successful exchanges in 2018!


Photo Gallery:



“Global Dialogue” selected as “Course of the Week”

Category: Uncategorized

The joint course of Turistica and the American IUPUI University Global dialogue received the “Course of the Week Award” as N°1 among 874 courses, that are held within the Course Network at IUPUI University. The award recognises the active participation of students and the work of professors.

Students of the 1st year of the study programme Cultural Tourism and some of the 1st year of the programme Tourism participate at the lectures. These videoconference lectures have been held for the past seven years by dr. Yao-Yi Fu, dr. Miha Lesjak and dr. Irena Weber. The proper technical support is guaranteed by Hayley Powell and Saša Planinc.

Photo: Turistica

Photo: IUPUI

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Guest lecturer: dr. Rob Davidson

Category: Uncategorized

In the frame of the GUEST UP project, Turistica will host dr. Rob Davidson (MICE Knowledge) from the United Kingdom. We kindly invite you to participate to the following lectures:

  • Wednesday, 13 December 2017,

– from 10:00 to 12:00, classroom 001 (at UP FTŠ Turistica)
“Trends in Venue Design”

– from 14:00 to 16:00, in  Vasco da Gama in the Hotel Slovenija congress centre
Trends in MICE industry and destination image building”

  • Thursday, 14 December 2017

– from 12:00 to 16:00, classroom 002 (at UP FTŠ Turistica)
“Using the 5 senses to Make Meetings More Successful in Trends in Marketing Destinations for Conferences”

The lectures will be held in English language.

The lecturer is hosted by assist. prof. dr. Miha Lesjak.


Investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Social Fund. Link: