Budva – Dumps of garbage and construction waste beside the roads, construction places on every step, and traffic jams and dust, are the first pictures on which foreign guests come across, who come for a rest in Budva through Tivat airport – they warned from the Montenegrin tourist association yesterday,
Hotelkeepers, they stressed, everyday receive a great number of complaints, mostly on the look of the metropolis of tourism. MTA yesterday has rented a special bus with which they have organized a tour for the press from Tivat airport to Sveti Stefan, in order for hem to be convinced in the claims of MTA.
Pointing out that the guests from Austria need more time to come from Tivat airport to some hotel in Budva then for their trip from Vienna to Tivat, the president of MTA Branko Diki Kazanegra said that hotelkeepers have prepared themselves well, and for their part they did everything to make tourists feel good.
Guests upon leaving the airport are entering in an extremely comfortable bus, and then they are staying in hotels with four and more stars. However, we cannot fulfill the promise concerning the appearance of the tourist place. If at the end of the season there are some complaints, and according to all of this, there will be a great number of complaints,, a question is imposed who will be to blame because of the inability of taking advantage of what was promised to them. They told them that they will come to an arranged tourist place, where they will be able, if nothing else, to walk normally. They have problems with noise, which is made by the construction machines, as well as the dust, that is they mind all of the things which every citizen minds. They can’t reach beaches because of the construction places – said Kazanegra.
He added that he is afraid that everyone will get worried when at the end of the season they start fumbling in their pockets.
The president of the Sector for hotel keeping of MTA Predrag Jelusic states that their warnings should not be misinterpreted.
-We don’t have anything against the works. On the contrary, we were first to insist that the infrastructure starting from the water works infrastructure, travel, and sewerage one should be improved to a much better level. We are under a great pressure because of the questions of guests on which in the end we don’t have an answer. To any a bit more demanding guests, who is accustomed to travel and to compare destinations we cannot explain why the works are not terminated yet – emphasized Jelusic.
WITH DIRTY SHOES TO THE “QUEEN OF MONTENEGRO”
Director of “Springer&Plecer Montenegro” Dragan – Purko Ivancevic said that their hotel “The Queen of Montenegro” is blocked with the main city dump for putting off of land.
– Not one single guest can enter in our hotel with clean shoes. They can’t get through with car either, and to stay clean. They beach has been grubbed up, and there is a big sump, so it can’t be used, and we don’t know when we will be able to use it. Beside are permanent facility on the beach, in which we have invested a lot of money the Municipality has allowed a construction of a building twice as bigger than ours and for the same purpose. So beside the permanent facilities a construction of temporary ones, whose owners are cossets of people in charge on local or on the state level – said Ivancevic.
IVANECEVIC: THE BEACHES WILL BECOME FAIRS
With the new regulation about the built and arranged swimming resorts said Ivancevic hotel beaches have been canceled.
With that, he added, “Hotelkeepers are jeopardized because they cannot provide their guests the level of standard which they promised”.
– It was ordered that the half of the swimming resorts should be freed from the beach equipment. That allows all visitors and non – tourist clients to freely bring their equipment, to bring in the food and drink and to make a fair from the swimming resort. This is another bad favor of the authorities. That will create huge problems and damage through complaining –said Ivancevic.