DESTINATION’S SUSTAINABILITY ACHIEVEMENTS
- PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
Since distances in Ptuj are short and nature is always close, we promote sustainable mobility, and provide free bike rentals, rides on Zapeljivec and bus rides.
Our free urban passenger transport project helps to reduce the negative effects of traffic-related air pollution and relieve parking issues in the town. We ensure transport is accessible for elderly people without a car and for people with various disabilities.
We provide EV charging stations.
We maintain a self-service system for repairing bicycles.
- ENCOURAGING TOURISM OPERATORS TO OBTAIN SUSTAINABILITY LABELS
- INFORMING VISITORS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR
We ask our visitors to respect our efforts and recycle waste and conserve energy and drinking water.
We have drawn up a sustainability code of conduct for local tourist guides.
- EVENT ORGANIZATION
We promote the use of environmentally friendly sustainable packaging when organizing events.
When organizing Kurentovanje events and passing on heritage and traditions, we follow UNESCO’s guidelines.
- BUILDING CYCLE NETWORKS
We construct cycle paths to improve bike safety and accessibility of all important sites in the town and its surroundings. In the 2017-2023 period, we built several kilometers of cycle paths to sustainably connect with neighboring municipalities. You can find all the built cycle paths HERE.
- URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
We have spruced up the town’s bus stops.
- DEVELOPING TOURISM PRODUCTS
We develop tourism products that connect the town with its surroundings: Summer Activities.
We develop town’s cultural products and tourism services: Kilometer of Poetry: The Poet’s Walk.
We run programs in the Old Town: Sobota je! #pridivmesto / It’s Saturday! #cometotown.
We encourage tourists to explore the immediate surroundings of Ptuj on their own: Explore the Countryside.
We are members of the Association of Historic Towns, where we work together and independently to protect and preserve cultural heritage.