Interview with the Founder and CEO of Visit Montenegro web project – Branko BanjO Cejovic, regarding 10 years of Visit Montenegro.
Branko BanjO Cejovic: 10 years was a long journey. As you know, 2005 we start with Visit Montenegro web project, and after couple of years, we become leading web portal for Montenegro. After 10 years, there was so many interesting points and events. Many new partners, many new services. We tried to always be up to date and professional. I truly believe that we have succeeded in that.
Today, we proudly present our new and modern web portal, fully adapted to today’s time and the demands of our visitors. The new web portal will primarily bring many new high-quality content, and all what we had on the old web site, is packaged in a new way.
Branko BanjO Cejovic: I am proud that we managed to keep our 10 years of the highest level. I am proud of what we have accomplished everything we planned. I am proud of the entire team dedicated people. I am proud Visit Montenegro is still in our possession. I am proud of our partners and friends. Lot of things …
Well, there is some thing that everyone can notice: Porto Montenegro, some new or renovated hotels, … But this is not enough for serious tourism. We still suffer from LOW level of tourism. We talk about HIGH tourism, but in reality, this is totally opposite. High level tourism can not be possible in Montenegro. Maybe for 10 or 20 years, when we finally make some CRUCIAL changes, and when we finally make some BASIC fundamentals.
Official statistic every year talk about more and more tourists, but everyone who have eyes and brain can see that Montenegro slowly lose battle in tourism field. Whole Montenegro Tourism strategy is based on wrong goals. Whole Montenegro promotion is failed. Unfortunately, very untalented people lead Montenegro and probably for couple of years, we will continue to fail in Tourism results, and will become some third class destination. This will be HUGE shame for Montenegro.
And what you can say about official Montenegro Tourism representatives, when they measure success in fake number of tourist – NOT IN INCOME. This is crazy and show that some high positioned people do not understand ESSENCE of Montenegro Tourism Development.
But unfortunately, we are unable to make any change. We hope that soon things changed.