The European country of Slovenia is planning to use its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to focus on apitourism, better known as bee tourism, it was announced on Sunday.
“Home to over 10,000 beekeepers, 12,500 apiaries and nearly 170,000 hive colonies, bees have played a huge role in Slovenian culture for centuries. Today the country is home to a huge variety of bee-related activities, from relaxing honey massage and beehive air inhalation to staying overnight in your very own private honeycomb,” the Slovenian Tourist Board said in a press statement.
As a result, Slovenian officials working on the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will use the event to showcase the country’s range of apitouristic offerings.
The tourist board’s release outlined a range of bee-related activities visitors to Slovenia can avail of:
Expo 2020 Dubai announced in April it has invited all 192 countries “without exception” to take part in the event next year.
“We have invited all countries in the world without exception, in line with our commitment to making Expo 2020 Dubai a truly international event and platform for all of humanity,” an official Expo 2020 Dubai spokesperson said in a statement.
“For more than 170 years, World Expos have been apolitical events focused on furthering humanity for the common good through innovation, cultural exchange, creativity and collaboration. We are proud to continue that tradition,” the statement added.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run from October 20, 2020 to April 20, 2021 and it is estimated the event will attract 25 million visitors to the UAE. The Dubai government is planning to spend around $40 billion on major projects related to the event.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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