Until the 9th of May the arrival of about 8.000 pensioners from Austria is expected in Montenegro.
Tivat – Seven airplanes of the company “Lauda air” yesterday through the airport Tivat has transported on vacation in Montenegro 1.390 guests from Austria. It is the first group of Austrian pensioners who will be resting in hotels on Budva Riviera according to a special program which is being conducted by Budva agency “Monteja Gklobtour” and the association of pensioners of Austria, that is their tourist agency “Senioren Reisen”. This program will last in continuity until the 9th of May, and it is expected that in that period Montenegrin coast will be visited by 8.000 of Austrian guests. Next year the arrival of 12.000 pensioners from Austria is expected.
The first group of 180 tourists who came from Linc on the airport Tivat a special welcome in the organization of “Monteja Globtoru” and Tourist organization of Budva was prepared. Guests were welcomed with traditional cookies – “rustule” and flowers which were given to them by female members of the CAA “Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa” from Budva dressed in folk costume and a shorter program was also prepared by majorettes of the club “Modest” from Tivat.
– TO Budva, after the fair presentations starting from today starts the second phase of their work which means the welcoming and reception of guests in our town because with the arrival of such a big group of foreign guests practically this year’s tourist season on Budva Riviera has began. We will try with our activities, organization of a range of smaller and bigger people’s fiestas, some sports activities and other projects which we will organize with HTE to make the staying in Budva for our guests as interesting and full of content as possible – said the director of Tourist organization of Budva Tanja Kazanegra who yesterday welcomed the first group of Austrians on the Tivat airport.
She reminded that during the winter season in Budva 14 hotel were working and with charter flights the tourist from Russia came all the time, but the program with the mass arrival of tourists from Austria this early, in April, is very important for a good start of this year’s summer season.
The director of “Senioren Reisen” Otto Schpell did not hide his thrill with the welcome which awaited the tourists from Austria, as well as with the great functioning of the entire reception at the airport.
– Everything was exquisite, well organized and really sympathetic, so the bad weather and the rain which awaited them here didn’t influence at all on the good mood of our guests. “Globetour’s” team and personnel of the airport Tivat have showed themselves inb the best light, the bus transfer is prefect and I hope that this will continue until the end of the program – said Schpell, adding that the impressions of these first groups of tourist from Austria are very important for their mass arrival next year. The owner of the agency “Globtour” Mira Radunovic pointed out that the program of the arrival of the Austrians in Montenegro has been in preparation for months. She added that the groups of Austrian pensioners will shift every seven days in Budva hotels “Iberostar Bellevue”, “Tara”, and “The Queen of Montenegro”, and each group during their stay will have four trips to Dubrovnik, Albania and two in Montenegro. The owner and the director of the Herceg Novi transport enterprise “Blue line” Branko Lucic, who will do all the transfers and transports of Austrian guests on those trips, also did not hide his pleasure. That means every day engagement of totally 35 modern tourist buses of Blue line, who in preparation of their driving park and procuring of new vehicles has invested about two millions of euros, during the 35 days of duration of the program.
– We have tried to bring the segment of road transport of tourist in Montenegro to a European level which is suitable for the competitive destinations – pointed out Lucic.
The management of the airport Tivat and PE “Airports of Montenegro has also welcomed the guests from Austria and the crew of the first airplane “Lauda air” was treated with the bottles of Montenegrin “Vranac”.
IN THE VISIT THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT
Among the passengers of the airplane “Lauda air” who yesterday landed on airport Tivat was also the president of the Austrian parliament Barbara Prammer who will stay in Budva for two days.
– This is my second coming in Montenegro which has made an extremely great impression on me when for the first time I came here two years ago on a conference which was held on Sveti Stefan. You have a beautiful country, great nature, and I am glad to be back. A lot of our pensioners will be resting in Montenegro so I have come at the same time to welcome them – said Prammer to the press on the airport Tivat adding that during her staying in Montenegro she will meet the presidents of the Republic, Parliament and Government.