The image is complemented by extraordinary cultural and architectural heritage that is most evident in Klagenfurt. Landscape diversity as well as relationship to the environment are extraordinary and wonderful scenery for organising congresses, conferences and other events. At the same time Carinthia is a crossroads of three cultures which represent an outstanding marketing potential. In the current tourism strategy documents it is clearly written that Carinthia wants to become the third most important destination in Austria with its centre in Klagenfurt. They set themselves a goal that Klagenfurt would become the third most important Austrian meetings industry destination, following Vienna and Salzburg as the first and the second most important meetings destinations.
Conventions and meetings industry is organized in the realm of Association Conventionland Karnten which has been operating since 2007 and brings together over 60 partners in Carinthia. This is a marketing coalition that has been successfully promoting meetings industry offer of Carinthia in the past few years.
QUALITY MEETINGS DESTINATION
5 – excellent meetings destination
4 – quality meetings destination
3 – reccommendable meetings destination
2 – average meetings destination
1 – so so
|LJUBLJANA INDIVIDUAL GRADES 2016|
|Natural and cultural factors:||4,49|
|General and transport infrastructure:||4,12|
|Numbeo quality of life Index:||4,90|
|Global Peace Index:||4,79|
BEST INCENTIVE IDEA
COMPARISION WITH THE REGION
Klagenfurt is a likable and pleasant alpine congress destination that is reminiscent of Gorenjska region in Slovenia in many respects. Not surprisingly, cooperation between regions has been developing lately, however we also note some competitiveness in the field of meetings industry. It is interesting that closeness to the border represents an advantage and an opportunity for majority of meetings industry suppli ers. Key advantage of Klagenfurt is definitely fairy tale like well maintained and pleasant environment and quality offer and professionalism of suppliers. In this respect Carinthia and Klagenfurt are slightly ahead of other destinations in the region. But most important is touristic culture and good cooperation between suppliers that qualitatively round up standard meetings offer.
GERMKNODEL – Dumplings known from ski trip visits called “Germknodel” are not originally speciality of Carinthia, nevertheless I think of them every time I think of Carinthia. Carinthia is otherwise divided into 12 culinary regions each of which has their own typical culinary products