Slovenia is a green country, dotted with rich green forests, large meadows, fertile vineyards, and green hills, from which clean water sources flow. At Thermana Laško, we are aware of the green story and sustainable development, which is why our concern is focused on the preservation of natural and cultural treasures. We proudly demonstrate responsible tourism with the many certificates we have obtained and the selected and varied offer we prepare for our guests.
Just as sustainable tourism is the fundamental direction of Slovenian tourism, so too is the long-term balance between tourism's impact on the environment, tourism employees and the local community a goal that Thermana Laško has been pursuing for many years. Fast, unplanned and thoughtless tourism has left many negative consequences in Slovenia and around the world. As a result of this awareness, the tendency towards less burden on the environment, towards so-called green or sustainable tourism, is increasingly indicated.
Sustainability principles refer to environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects of development. There must be a balance between all three pillars, as this ensures the long-term green, natural direction of tourism and only this type of tourism will be competitive in the future.
Sustainable tourist accommodation
At Thermana Laško, we are aware of global trends and views on tourism, which is why we follow the principles of modern and responsible tourism from the very beginning. We are proud of many certificates.
Hotel Thermana Park Laško
bears the EU Daisy symbol, which since 2003 has been the official symbol of the European Union for environmentally friendly tourist accommodation facilities. Companies that obtain the environmental mark are officially considered environmentally friendly. With this certificate, we have committed to strive for lower air and water pollution, more economical use of energy and other natural resources, less pollution of the environment and surroundings, and the use of organically produced food. By obtaining the environmental daisy, our ecological spas are included in the group of eco hotels in Europe - Eco label. With the sign, we are not only ecologically efficient, we are sure that we are much more interesting for guests for whom protecting the environment is one of the main reasons for their trip.
The destination Laško has won the Slovenia Green Platinum title in the development of sustainable tourism, which is the highest certificate of the Green Scheme, and the hotel Thermana Park Laško boasts the Slovenia Green Accommodation sign. More than 100 Slovenian destinations and tourist providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label. The environmental mark reflects our sustainable approach and responsibility towards the environment. We can offer our guests the opportunity to discover nature and get to know the natural and cultural heritage. Therefore, it is very important to preserve it as green.
A bee-friendly company
Slovenia is a beekeeping country and Laško is one of those areas with the longest tradition of beekeeping. Laško is a bee-friendly municipality. Thermana Laško is the proud holder of the award as a bee-friendly company that operates in a bee-friendly municipality, and we are committed to sustainable operations in a destination that has received the platinum Slovenia Green award for its sustainable orientations. All of the above is good for both the bees and everyone else.
The obtained certificates are an added value and a competitive advantage for us in the growing market of tourist service providers. At the same time, we are extremely satisfied that we can host our guests in a modern, friendly and informed environment.
Wellness enriched with the tradition of beekeeping
Sustainable tourism must be based on people coming from the local environment. At Thermana Laško, we draw stories from the local environment, and just as every environment is something special, so are our wellness
and culinary offers
As we have already mentioned, in addition to thermal water and beer, the beekeeping heritage is extremely important in our destination. We are proud of the good cooperation with the hardworking beekeepers of the Laško Bee Association and the professional colleagues of the municipality of Laško and the Center for Sport, Tourism, Information and Culture Laško, with whom we have designed many successful projects. Honey wellness is definitely one of them.
Honey pamperings are our specialty and we were the first to develop them in Slovenia. We have enriched our face and body care programs with honey, developed honey massages, added honey baths and prepared a sauna program with honey. We are aware that honey has a healing effect not only in the body, but also on it. Honey is the oldest face and body care product, and it has been used both for medicinal purposes and for skin care. Honey treatments use natural flower honey without chemical additives, which absorbs well into the skin, nourishes and nourishes it.
The heritage of brewing also in wellness pampering
We are also the first in beer pampering. We have transferred the rich heritage of brewing to our wellness program. Drinking beer in moderate quantities has a beneficial effect on the body, and we have taken this into account in body care. The unique beer wellness pampering takes place with a very special beer butter based on beer raw materials such as grain and hop cones. In addition to a special back or body massage, beer wellness also includes a bath enriched with beer. Such a rich treatment restores the skin, vitalizes it and has a beneficial effect on its structure. For a complete experience, we suggest finishing the beer ceremony with a mug of beer.
Using locally grown food
In Slovenia you eat well - this is already an established fact. In Laško, we are among the pioneers in the development of sustainable gastronomy on Slovenian soil. We can prove that we really care about the top quality of food, for local food producers, with the Tastes of Laško quality mark, which we have obtained and which we proudly implement. We try to buy as much food and groceries as possible in the local environment, so that the journey from the field or barn to the plate is as short as possible. To the greatest extent possible, we include locally produced foods in the preparation of dishes and menus. We also received the Tastes of Laško quality certificate for a number of them. We serve you dishes and drinks with Laško specialties, such as Laška home-made južina, "Tastes of Laško" menu, Laško honey pie and Honey lemonade with mint.
Dessert with honey and cream
Laško honey pie is a dessert made from overheated cream that is only known in our area. Honey, walnuts and overheated cream are combined in the most delicious Laško dessert. Among the dishes with the Tastes of Laško sign, this dessert is the real queen. It contains honey from Laško beekeepers, walnuts from Laško orchards and cream from Laško cows. Another special feature is that even if the recipe is not a secret for her, it is properly prepared and served only in our cafe.
Laško picnic basket
Cycling is one of the most sustainable forms of sports, recreation and tourism. We have also included a part of this in our Laško picnic basket offer. To brighten up your day and clear your mind, we suggest going on a picnic by bike. In Laško and its surroundings, you will find many picnic spots and enjoy divine peace and unspoiled nature. The three flavors of the Laško picnic basket have been composed of delicacies from local food providers. Each basket has its own taste and smell from certified local delicacies Tastes of Laško.
Quality tap water
Water is our greatest wealth, and Slovenia has many water resources and ranks among the top in Europe in terms of quality and quantity. Despite the fact that we have healthy and high-quality drinking water in Slovenia, it often happens that many people prefer prepackaged water, i.e. water in bottles and other packaging, which burdens the environment much more than tap water. In our company, we have the Water from the tap certificate, which first of all proves the quality of the water, and among other things, the certificate obliges us to encourage our guests, as well as our employees, to drink water from the tap. This is another step by Thermana in the direction of reducing the amount of waste, preserving natural resources, reducing the carbon footprint and promoting the health of employees in a well-being society.
We also offer tap water in glass jugs and glasses at public events or congresses organized by our company. As the only hotel provider so far with this certificate of quality water, we also raise awareness among participants of various events. In Slovenia, we have extremely high-quality drinking water, which is too often taken for granted. Foreigners who attend events in Thermana Laško appreciate running tap water much better than Slovenians. Excellent tap water is not such a given for them. We are aware of this wealth, so we accept the responsibility to treat water resources with all respect.
Healing thermal water
Delicious drinking water and proven healing thermal water, which is a source of well-being, has been springing up under the green hills in the vicinity of Laško since ancient times. Due to the special shape of the crystals, the unique Laško thermal water
radiates strong life energy. Drinking fountains of thermal water are available in the thermal baths. There are no plastic glasses available at the drinking fountains, as we encourage our guests and visitors to pour the healthy thermal water from the drinking fountains into their own water bottles.
As part of sustainable tourism, we regularly raise ecological awareness among our guests and have combined eco tips under the slogan #respect. You will notice these hints everywhere in the Hotel Thermana Park Laško, as well as in our wellness areas.
The cleanest part of Slovenia
We live green, sustainable tourism because we believe in it. We value beautiful green surroundings and love to share them with those who value sustainable behavior and development. The kingfisher - a type of bird that only lives in the cleanest areas - proves that we are environmentally friendly. But even if it is one of the most colorful birds, it is rarely seen. That is why we are all the more proud that, as a resident of the banks of the Savinja river, he is our frequent visitor. Otherwise, it is considered a rather timid and cautious bird. Most often, it can be seen flying in a straight line low above the water surface.
We are aware that the obtained signs and certificates are not just written words, but we follow responsible behavior towards the environment on a daily basis with the desire to preserve the green treasures of nature for our descendants.