Bohinj: A desire for better, not more tourism conflicts with its bucket list reputation

It was June 1999, with the dying embers of the Kosovo conflict but several hundred miles away from my vacation in Slovenia's Bohinj region. What though to many without any knowledge of Yugoslavia and the relative geographic proximity of its former component parts was a risky location for my holiday, could not have proven to…

First World Problems: Macedonia and Greece battle for Semantic High Ground

FYROM. What does this acronym mean to you? In keeping with the majority of the people away from southeastern Europe, I would suggest very little. Even understanding what each letter and its collective represent does little to explain the unique, and what must be said confusing backstory that has recently been rebooted for the 21st…

Ljubljana Airport: Brnik experiencing continued passenger growth

Like for like figures highlighting a 10.1% spike in passenger footfall during September through Ljubljana's Brnik Aerodrome translated into over 157,000 travellers using 3,183 flights, itself a 14.6% climb in services exiting and entering Slovenia through its primary, Fraport-owned airport.Over the nine month period to the end of September Brnik welcomed in excess of 1.13…

Adria Airways 2015/16 winter schedule

The numerous problems surrounding Adria Airways haven't prevented it honouring a winter schedule that sees few changes to its 2014/15 timetable, other than to increase the frequency of services between Ljubljana and Paris and a ninth weekly flight between Slovenia and Tirana, the Albanian capital.Adria also operate flights from the Kosovan capital Pristina where its…