If you are a person, who loves new challenges and travelling but who is also organized and likes to work with people, you can combine your passion with the business world – you can open a company in Slovenia and become a tourist guide. In order to do that you have to take the exam at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (Gospodarska zbornica Republike Slovenije – GZS), obtain a license, which is a card that allows you to legally carry out the activity.
The activity of a tourist guide
The activity of a tourist guide is defined as a professional guidance of visitors through a program that is set in advance. If you open a company in Slovenia and obtain a license to carry out the activities of a tourist guide, you can lead groups of tourists across the whole Slovenian territory and even across the EU territory even though some countries of the EU request a notification in advance.
Anyone, who has at least a high school education and knows at least one foreign language at a high school level, can take the tourist guide exam. The exam is carried out in Slovenian. If you would like to become a local tourist guide, you have to take the exam at the local board in order to guide groups of visitors only through a specific area of Slovenia.
Everyone, who performs the activities of a tourist guide, has to have a settled status of a sole proprietor or has to decide to open a company in Slovenia, usually a private limited company. If depends on the people, who consider tourist guidance as their primary activity and those, who consider this activity as complementary.
To open a company in Slovenia is a quick and easy process. You can carry it out at our One Stop Shop at Data.
We can also counsel you on the terms of performing tourist activities, prepare all the needed documentation and carry out the process.
If you have any questions about opening a company in Slovenia, you can write to us on our email [email protected]. You can also contact us over the phone 00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp). Follow us on Facebook.