The tourist agency Kompas Novo mesto d.o.o. was established in 1961. The agency has a long-standing tradition. It employs 9 people and is the largest tourist agency in south-east Slovenia. In addition to Novo mesto, we have offices in Črnomelj, Metlika and Kočevje.
Ensuring quality, innovativeness and a personal approach are the company’s basic guidelines; it is therefore no coincidence that Kompas Novo mesto is one of only three tourist agencies in Slovenia that has been awarded the ISO 9001 quality certificate. But we are most proud of the fact that we received a special award from the tourist organization for the most innovative tourist agency in Slovenia for the period 2007 – 2010. This acknowledgment comes as a result of numerous awards that we received for new innovative tourist products: The heritage trails (natural and cultural heritage), Theme trails (3000 km of hiking, biking, horseback riding and water trails) and Rudolf’s raft on the Krka River, The Story of Cviček at Matjaž’s homestead and Tourism in Vineyard Cottages. All these products offer innovative forms of experience tourism because we want the tourists coming to Slovenia to really get a feel for the land, the inhabitants, their lifestyle, customs, tradition… All the programmes are “tailor-made”. We will prepare an offer for the individual tourist that will be adapted to his/her personal requirements. We constantly measure the level of satisfaction of our guests. The results then help us make a selection of our service providers and locations for a given programme.
The principal activities of Kompas Novo mesto:
Trips, tours and excursions for pre-booked groups and closed groups (incomin and outgoing), plane tickets to all world destinations (the global ticket distribution system Amadeus and low-cost airlines), passing on the tourist arrangements of other domestic and foreign tourist agencies, other activities (hotel reservations at home and abroad, organizing seminars and conferences, business trips and holiday travel, car rentals at various locations around the globe, tickets to various kinds of events, visas…)
Kompas Novo mesto is also the authorized agency to market the ”Heritage Trails of Dolenjska and Bela krajina”. This is a project participated in by over 30 partners with the objective of helping to develop sustainable tourism in the countryside. It is a very successful project that has received numerous awards. Therefore, we have organized several successful excursions that have visited the “examples of best practices in the development of sustainable tourism”; we also try to distribute our knowledge and experience abroad. www.strucna-putovanja.com and www.education-travels.com.
Simona Mele, director