Welcome, Artists of Hospitality!
Almost two decades have passed since the Slovene hospitality profession saw the need for establishing a centre of excellence in the area of higher education in catering and tourism in Eastern Slovenia. I am glad that the school was set up in Maribor, a university town, because it nicely complements the tourism offer of the town. I do agree that this part of Slovenia offers many possible locations for development of this kind of higher education, but it is the fact that Maribor is the educational and tourism centre of the region. Another important characteristic of the city under the Pohorje hill is also that the hospitality sector draws the inspiration for creativity from the whole North-Eastern Slovenia. By doing so, the providers of hospitality services give possibility to all who are interested in the activity or live from it, while at the same time crerating possibilities for the hospitality offer of the whole region to be acknowledged and experienced by domestic and foreign tourists.
MIC – Akademija kulinarike in turizma (Business-to-Business Centre MIC) and College of Hospitality and Tourism Maribor are now open to all who believe in and want to learn the art of hospitality! We will take care that the premises at Cafova 7 are filled with knowledge and creativity, students’ successed, inspiring and innovative services of our wide range of hospitality. Welcome.
Helena Cvikl, MSc
Director of VSGT Maribor
Vice-president of the International association of leading hotel schools EURHODIP
Member of the Executive Board of the European association of hotel and tourism schools AEHT