I understand that my previous blog about Adria Airways was on the front page of the newspapers and has been doing the rounds in the country. I have received a range of comments….some attacking me for speaking about this and others sympathizing with me.
I want to thank all the people that commented on my blog about Adria Airlines, whatever you comment was. Please let me be very clear……
Adria Airways DID NOT let ME down. They let the people of Slovenia down in the way they treat passengers whether the passengers are foreigners or Slovenians. Nobody can blame the staff of the airline if they are not getting the training and if the staff are not developed to understand the importance of their role in creating the right image for their country.
Slovenia is a wonderful Central European country with a rich culture, fascinating history and the people I met were wonderful and genuine people. I wrote on my Facebook and Twitter BEFORE I wrote the blog, that everyone should visit Slovenia once in their life because I was so impressed with the country.
I had a great time while I was in Ljabljana, met some wonderful people and had a fantastic tour of the city center with an amazing guide.
The people that run the airline need to understand that there role is more than just flying planes in and out of the country. They are part of an industry that is one of the biggest in the world….the tourism/conference and meetings and destination industry. This industry brings revenue to the country and what they do can affect not only their own revenue, but the revenue of the industry.
I loved my experience while I was on the ground in Slovenia and enjoyed staying at the wonderful Hotel Slon.
PLEASE Adria Airways, become an airline that the people of Slovenia can be proud of.