Budva – If it is judged by before season, booking and current booking of hotels this summer will mark massive return of foreign guests to Montenegro. Once before decade and a half plausible destination of tourists from Western Europe, last years with strong media campaign at world TV stations and well organized promotion, numerous inhabitants of old continent again in plan for vacation have Montenegro.
According official estimation of Ministry of tourism this year is expected that Montenegro visit around 400000 foreign guests that is 35 to 40% more than last year. Last year Montenegro visited more than 280000 guests that was a half more than in 3004.
Arrival of foreign guests at Budva Riviera with which before season started a month earlier than previous year confirmed all these assumptions of tourist workers that only high quality capacities can expect visit of foreign visitors. Most hotels that are renovated are booked out at foreign market and hotel managements already now are satisfied with number of foreign tourists.
According words of PR of Ministry of tourism Jelena Paovic number of foreign guests, judging according data from previous months is a half larger than in same period of last year.
-According official data in May there were more 50000 foreign tourists that is a half more in respect to the same period of last year. We expect that analyses will show that during June there were 80000 foreign guests that visited Montenegro, that is also for 50% more than in same month of last year. Such visit of foreign guests is according to projections that 400000 tourists from abroad will visit Montenegro this year. Last Friday at our coast was total of 37000 guests of which a half foreign, that is 40% more than at end of June of last year. Most guests are from our strategic markets or from European Union and these are guests from Germany, Great Britain, France, Scandinavia, Italy. Russian guests who were most presented last year of total number, judging according to current data and also this season will be the most numerous. We expect that 80000 guests from that market will visit Montenegro this year – said Paovic and added that this year “again returned markets of Great Britain, France, Italy, Scandinavia and Austria that in previous years were not significantly included”.
Extremely good booking of capacities, before all with foreign guests, this year marks the largest Montenegrin hotel tourist enterprise “Budvanska Rivijera” for change of previous year when foreign tourists made 55% of total number of guests, according current statistics this year raised to even more than 90%.
Director of sale Nikola Kentera said that at the moment in that hotel enterprise rest 4000 guests of which even 91% are foreign tourists.
The most guests are from Russia, Germany, France, Czech Republic as well from Republics of ex Yugoslavia – such booking of capacities we expect until end of main tourist season and announcements for after season are extremely well so that in that period we expect good booking. All these are reasons that we can expect one successful season. One should not forget that apart foreign guests we have important number of guests from Serbia that lodge in tourist settlement “Slovenska plaza” and Petrovac “Palas” – said Kentera and added that this HTP cooperates with more than 50 foreign tour operators who are interested in bringing their guests to Budva Rivijera.
One of hotels owned by “Budvanska Rivijera” that already for two years can praise with fact that represents delightful place for rest of foreign guests is Budva “Aleksandar”.
According to words of director Ljubo Radjenovic hotel is full and 95% are foreign guests.
Today in all “Budvanska Rivijera” we will have no free room, Interesting is extremely large. “Aleksandar” is at the moment hotel with best booking at all Montenegrin coast so that from June 10 there is over booking. Demand from foreign market is extremely high anyway we left certain number of rooms for Serbian market so to keep continuity. Demand from abroad is such that we could sell double more capacities. Foreign guests are good consumers so that raised out board expenditures – stressed Radjenovic. That foreign guests recognized quality, confirms also hotel complex “Iberostar Bellevue” owned by company “Bellevue” hotel group” and German – Spanish company “Iberostar” Where rests more than 1000 foreign guests.
Becici hotel “The Queen of Montenegro” owned by company “Springer & Plecer Montenegro”, once “Panorama” is fully booked at foreign market so that 99% of guests that will this summer visit this luxurious hotel complex will be from countries of Western Europe and Scandinavia. According words of marketing manager Jovana Ivancevic with leading tour operators last year were made contracts.
-Guests that lodge at our hotel are mainly from Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia and Czech Republic – stressed Ivancevic.
That foreign guests marked also before season in elite hotels “Montenegro Stars hotel group”, Becici “Montenegro” and Budva “Blue Star” confirm in sale department of that company stating that foreigners made 90% of total number of guests. Booking capacities during June was extremely high and was over 90%.
-More than 95% of hotel capacity is currently full and guests are mainly from Germany, Great Britain, Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Ireland, Belgium, Slovakia – stated Ivancevic.