The Saturday New York Times travel section has an article titled Where to Go in 2005: Budget that highlights Slovenia:
For those who refuse to give up on the idea of a European vacation, there are affordable alternatives to high-priced capitals such as Paris and London. Situated on the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana, the small, sophisticated capital of Slovenia does not want to be known as just a bargain-hunter’s dream destination. (A new crop of sparkling four-star hotels attests to that sentiment.) Nevertheless, there are bargains to be found.