Hungary and Slovenia seek cooperation initiatives to make tourism more sustainable

Hungary is calling for more cooperation with Slovenia in order to face challenges in relation to the sustainability of tourism.

“Thirteen per cent of Slovenia’s GDP is derived from tourism,” said the Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek.

The number of Hungarians visiting Slovenia has increased by an average of 30 per cent in recent years, a number that officials in both countries agree calls for deepening economic cooperation.

“Without effective economic cooperation, tourism cooperation is also inconceivable,” said Hungarian Minister for Innovation and Technology László Palkovics during the Tourism Summit 2019 organised by the Hungarian Tourism Agency.

Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec said that relations between the two countries were “excellent” but added that they could be expanded with new cooperation.

Both countries are looking at new opportunities for the joint development of artificial intelligence, industry 4.0 and 5G communication projects.