History & back ground of A-DMC NIKAIA d.o.o. Travel Agency

We have set up the company in 2005 following several years of different experiences in tourism and event organization. A-DMC NIKAIA has gradually grown into a respected travel company providing a wide range of services with a professional, flexible and individual approach to customers’ needs.
Our competitive edge is personal touch combined with attention to details. The outcome satisfied and loyal clients.

Present Past & Future

In 2012 we have obtained the HALAL CERTIFICATE which makes us the FIRST AGENCY IN THE ADRIATIC REGION with the certificate and a specialist in tours tailored according to the needs of Muslim travelers.


The nature of business

A-DMC NIKAIA is active in the following fields:

Incoming: mainly from European, American, Latin American, Australian and Arabic market

As NIKAIA DMC & NIKAIA LUXURY SELECTION we are specialized in Slovenia & Croatia and EX-Yugoslavian countries.

For Series of groups we cover whole Europe.

A-DMC NIKAIA is active in the following fields:

  • NIKAIA LUXURY SELECTION (Luxury Hotels, Luxury Private Villas, Lux Yachts & Lux Sailing Boats, Private Jet Services, VIP Cars, Gourmet Delights, Executive Protection)
  • FIT Private Tours
  • Specialized Travel (Cultural tours, Architectural, Wine & Gourmet, Halal tours, Bird watching, Fishing, Heritage travel, Sporting events,..)
  • Series of Groups – European tours


Outgoing / A LA CARTE PROGRAMS as Bhutan, Kenya, Myanmar, Australia, Latin America and other countries.

Good prices, detailed planning from the beginning, best hotels in the region, extra on site services etc..



Small but efficient team of entrepreneurs with more than 20 years of different experiences

in tourism and events industry:

–        organizing different scale events,

–        coordinating protocol of meetings and events on international level,

–        organizing international cultural festival,

–        preparing different tours – all over Slovenia, Croatia, ex Yugoslavia, Europe and World,     etc…

–        and also guiding & inspectioning some of them …


Katja Pandel, owner/CEO


Katja Pandel, CEO – founder and owner of the company A-DMC NIKAIA

Katja holds a degree in geography and a professor of sociology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. Currently she is finishing a PhD in tourism at the prestigious Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid. She has been a travel manager and a tourist guide all over Europe since 1994.

She headed the protocol coordination at the main event  of Slovenia’s access to EU in Nova Gorica in April 2004. Next to that she was assisting the Head of Protocol at the European Handball Championship – the oficial draw for EURO 2004 Slovenia and was the assistant to the Project Manager for the promotion at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games – “Slovenia in Sydney” by Slovenian tourist board. In 2005 she joined a team of a recognized music festival in Slovenia and initially established a link between the festival and the tourism sphere. From 2006 to 2009 she was the festival’s Managing director. She gives lectures about the development of sustainable tourism and use of IT in the tourism branch.

Since the founding of the company she is deeply involved in the MICE and corporate travel – by organizing and executing all levels of MICE projects for different international partners and also by presenting Slovenia and Croatia on world’s biggest tourism fairs and travel business meetings.
Her language skills: beside Slovenian, fluent Croatian/Serbian, English and Spanish, intermediate Italian and German.



MANJA LILEK, Head of Operations

Manja holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Filosophy from the University of Ljubljana. Since the beginning of her career she has been involved in a wide range of positions in the travel & leisure industry and is also a licenced local guide for  Slovenia, and even the praised tour manager in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. For the last 15 years her passion for travelling led her to visit more than 70 countries worldwide. She is fully engaged in the presentation of Slovenia in the national and foreign media.

At the beginning of her career she worked as project manager focusing on the   organisation and management of a congress with more than 500 participants. Over the last years she has excelled in the area of MICE and corporate travel. Her references include the organization and guiding of incentive groups (e.g. Toshiba, Telefonica,…), journalists and team-buildings.  She assisted in the preparation of the  Tartini Festival, one of the most important cultural events on the Slovenian coast.  Due to her broad knowledge and insight in the Adriatic region that she gained as a guide and organizer she is surely the perfect consultant and organizer for a wide range of tours and styles of travel.

Her language skills: beside Slovenian, fluent Croatian/Serbian, English, Spanish and German.


Borut Dubrovič, Project Manager


Borut holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism organization. Through his work in different areas of tourism industry he has gained a lot of experience in the field of marketing projects, promotions, hotel management and in the marketing implementation for hoteliers. He was also involved in organizing smaller protocol meeting on a diplomatic level and represented Slovenia on a number of fairs and promotional workshops locally and abroad. For some time he was assisting also the head of PR in the Slovenian Tourist Board. Further on he continued his work in a company that is specializing in creative, technical and business solutions for the tourism of Slovenia and that of former Yugoslavia.

His managerial skills helped him on the position of the hotel manager and head of sales and marketing where he gained rich hotelier experience.  His present position of a project manager in the company A-DMC NIKAIA involves preparing and executing projects/tour programs.

His language skills: besides Slovenian, fluent Italian, Croatian/Serbian, intermediate German, Spanish, English.