About Velvet life: Message of Founder

Message of Founder

Hazem Janahi, The Founder

Founder Opening Letter: When I first came to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 2012, I was astounded by the potential that it has.

The beauty that its nature has to offer, the friendly people with welcoming hearts, historical sites and delicious cuisine is just a glimpse of the vast attractions that this nation holds. Being totally amazed and mesmerized by magical BiH, I took it a step further and did my research. It was not surprising to find out that BiH was ranked as the 8th friendliest nation for tourists by the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum in 2013! In addition, according to an estimate from the World Tourism Organization, BiH will have the 3rd highest tourism traffic in the world between 1995 - 2020. Furthermore, Sarajevo was ranked as the #1 city on the Balkan Peninsula as per the famous travel guide series "The Lonely Planet". The findings above reassured me that I was on the right path and the future that this nation has is real! The time has come to make dreams come true. In order to do so, the bridge between Bosnia's potential and the services that are offered needs to be built. A lack of personalized bespoke tour services is evident. Velvet Life's aim is to restore this gap by creating a company that promotes Sarajevo not only to make it a popular destination but also to promote its neighboring cities with Sarajevo being the heart. This initiative will not only nurture inbound tourism to BiH but will act as a platform to creating more job offerings to its youth. We are very enthusiastic about this project and are eager to see BiH prosperous future.
Sit back and relax
In practice, we often encounter situations when the event is organized by the company itself because it does not seem as an issue. “ The hall shall just be rented, we should come up with some program and send invitations”.
Derrick DeKlerk, Canada
History Professor
"As a history professor I always wanted to visit Bosnia for its rich history..."
“As a history professor I always wanted to visit Bosnia for its rich history. Thanks to Velvet Life and their professional organization I witnessed all the historical sites from the period of Ottoman Empire, the transition to modern day Bosnia and impact of it. Thank you Velvet Life for meeting my expectations”.
Visited : AL, AT, BA, HR, HU, ME, RS, SI
Nana Ibrahim, Singapore
“We all fell in love with Bosnia and Croatia, due to excellent and personalized service..."
“We all fell in love with Bosnia and Croatia, due to excellent and personalized service by the tour guide. We are already promoting Velvet Life to our Ellias Couture customers and friends. One of amazing VL tour guides is already planning our next trip with my cycling group, and we must have him as our guide, because he’s good at sports too!”
Visited : BA, HR
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Spirit of Bosnia
by Selma Ajnadžić
Sarajevo, November 24, 2016
Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina: country of long tradition, tolerance and spirit of diverse society...