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Student created innovative 360° videos

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In the frame of the subject Innovation in Tourism and under the mentorship of Assist. Prof. Dejan Križaj and Assist. Peter Kopić, students learned new methods of shooting videos with the 360°camera. Their task was to create innovative presentation videos of the group members and Turistica surroundings in English language. The shooting took place in different locations in the fall of 2017.

Many interesting videos were created and below we are posting the best three of them:

1. Alma Zupančič, Peter Benedejčič, Matic Frkač, Kristina Bogataj;

2. Marija Dolenc, Urša Kokalj, Anastasiia Chemerys, Matevž Mlakar, Gregor Prašnikar, Iztok Derstvenšek;

3. Nina Železnik, Maša Kostelec, Sara Peršolja, Amar Kulašević, Urška Popošek, Sara Ivačič.



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

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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

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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:

Erasmus+ exchange beyond EU borders

Turistica is well aware of the importance of international visitors and strives towards an active involvement in the Erasmus+ programme, and thus increases the number of visits of distinguished foreign lecturers and partners each year. May 2017 was a significant month for us. We successfully completed all planned activities in the frame of the first Erasmus+ mobility of individuals between programme and partner countries (KA107) and carried out all planned mobilities with partner countries from the United States of America.

The Erasmus+ programme enables participants and universities to gain new knowledge and exchange experience, offers a positive influence on personal and professional development and on the changes in the pedagogical process.

Between June 2015 and May 2017 Turistica carried out 12 mobilities with partner universities rom the US; 6 outgoing and 6 incoming, both for the purpose of teaching and training.

Incoming mobilities for the purpose of teaching:

Incoming mobilities for the purpose of training:

Outgoing mobilities for the purpose of teaching:

Outgoing mobilities for the purpose of training:

Turistica continues with the Erasmus+ mobility projects of individuals between programme and partner countries (KA107) in 2016 and 2017. We plan 18 new mobilities in the following countries: USA, Australia, Japan, China, Argenitina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.

Newest issue of Academica Turistica

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The newest issue of the Tourism & Innovation Journal Academica Turistica is out today.

Academica Turistica – Tourism and Innovation Journal (AT-TIJ) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge on tourism and innovation from a social sciences perspective. It especially welcomes contributions focusing on innovation in tourism and adaptation of innovations from other fields in tourism settings. It is published twice per year.


You can order your copy on the following link: order form.

For more information about the journal you can see this link.

The abstracts of the current issue and older journals in full are available on this link.

Prof. Anton Gosar awarded with Melik award

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Koper, 25 September 2015 – The Association of Slovenian Geographers presented to the dean of UP FTŠ Turistica prof. Anton Gosar the Melik award for life work and contribution to the development of Slovenian geography. 

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Photo: ZGS