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.