The Slovenian tourism industry often cannot find skilled and motivated local working force to contribute to services quality and the further development of impact tourism concept and here is where we see the opportunity for the SIV project. Tourism industry and regional (Gorenjska region) stakeholders showing interest for employment of local working force in some famous tourist places as Bohinj, Bled etc.. There are planned investments in Bohinj hotels, company Alpinia d.o.o. plans to rebuild three major hotels in 2021-2023 and we are involved in the process of employment and coaching the staff (housekeepers, kitchen assistants, gardeners…) in these hotels within the SIV project.
The young investor Damian Merlak (founder of one of the world’s first cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp) invested in renovation of some old hotels in Bohinj. This is an investment with heart. It will attract the most discerning guests to Bohinj, who will know how to appreciate luxury in unspoilt nature and old Bohinj fairy tales, in which the locals still believe. They strive to connect with local suppliers and thus strengthen the local economy. Their goal is also to employ people from the local population and empower them to provide a high quality service to their guests. Together with theteam from Turistica (Faculty of tourism) training for the staff of Hotel Bohinj was carried out.