Herceg Novi – On Herceg Novi Riviera this year’s tourist season is one of the best in the last 20 years. A bed more is still being looked for, and the guests are all over the houses looking for the accommodation. Great demand has influenced the prices, even though at the beginning of the season it was announced that the priced in private accommodation will be only 10% bigger compared to last year’s prices, they are now sky high.
At the beginning of the season a bed in a two bedded room of II category was offered for 7 euros, and of I class for 10 euros. Now the prices of beds are between 10 and 15 euros, and in some better-arranged houses they go up to 22 euros. Three weeks ago in TO of the town it was said that tourist should not come for their summer vacation on Herceg Novi Riviera if they haven’t booked a place.
And in tourist agencies they say that it is very hard to book a room, especially in the zone below the highway, where everything is full. What doesn’t work for agencies and leasers in private accommodation, works for tourist dealers who succed to provide a bed for everyone who has come to the sea. From the leaser they get for that service a provision of 10% or the money for “the first night”.
Secretariat for business of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, since the legalization of the leasers of private accommodation started, until the beginning of august, has given 1.240 permits for about 10.100 beds. In that business this coastal municipality takes the first place.
According to the words of the head of the Secretariat for business Danica Sjerkovic this year Secretariat has given 205 new permits for providing services of accommodation in households for 420 rooms with 1.210 beds, and for 155 suites with 385 beds, which is totally 1.600 newly categorized beds. About 40% of the new capacities have been categorized with three or fours stars.
On Herceg Novi Riviera, according to the data of TO there are 19.383 registered guests, or 12% more than at the same time last year. There are 11.642 guests in private accommodation, 4.228 guests in hotels, 2.766 in rest homes. In the majority of Herceg Novi hotels they expect good visit, of about 90% until the end of the month.
IN BAR 12.000 GUESTS
Bar – Total number of registered guests on Bar Riviera is 11.913, 44% more than same time last year they say from the TO of Bar, according to the last records.
According to the same records now there are 4, 6 times more foreigners than at the same time last year, while there are 500 domestic guests.
There are 3.588 guests in hotels, 2.518 in rest homes, while there are 5.810 guests in private accommodation which is two times more than last year at the same period.
– We have to mention that this is the number of registered tourists. We can say with certainty that the number of guests in our municipality is much bigger based on the crowds which we have on our beaches, in restaurants, and in hotels as well as based on the fact that we have about 15.000 registered weekend houses and flats whose owners are also renting accommodation – said director of TO Bar Neda Ivanovic.