Cetinje – This is a beautiful paradise hole – said yesterday, at the opening of the conference “Perspectives of cultural tourism of the Municipality Cetinje”, Mayor Milovan Jankovic, quoting an English princess who with those words described the panorama of the town under Lovcen.
The main goal of the two-day conference in the Government’s home, which is organized by the British council, is the creation of the platform for the making of the strategy of development of sustainable tourism of Cetinje. That is, says Jankovic, a town which maybe doesn’t have bulwarks, like many other ancient royal towns, but it is filled with treasure which speaks about the Montenegrin past, customs, way of life, as well as of reputation, which the former Montenegro enjoyed in the world.
– Because of that we have to do everything to adequately valorize our culture and history, presenting all the visitors of Cetinje the values, which represent the Montenegrin national treasure –said Jankovic.
He said that with the promotional campaigns, presentations, as well as with the new investments in the tourist infrastructure, we can make great steps which would significantly increase the number of tourists in Cetinje.
The representatives of the institutions and organizations from Cetinje, which are included in the process of development and planning of the town’s cultural tourism, as well as the representatives of other Montenegrin municipalities are taking part in the press conference, which is being continued today. The ambassador of Great Britain in Montenegro John Daison attended the conference.
Even though it was announced that the minister of culture, Predrag Sekulic will appear too, he didn’t come because of the “previously taken up obligations”.
THE INHERITANCE IS SIGNIFICANT
Director of the British council Andrew Glass said that the project, which is dealing with the protection of the culture and natural inheritance is just one in line of successful examples of cooperation of Great Britain and the countries of South east Europe, among others Montenegro.
The goal of the conference on Cetinje is, says Glass, to draw attention of the domestic and international public and to show how big importance of the inheritance is, which, he states, “is cherished in that marvelous town”.
– We have to learn how to get benefit and use out of the inheritance that we have, and how to live from that, develop infrastructure, local business, create new working places and all of that in a way which is ecologically sustainable – said Glass.